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Accountant Vs ATO Calculator: Who's Right?

When in doubt, ask an internet stranger… I asked a living, breathing accountant if you can get away with a non-lodgement advice if: (i) You have no PAYG income, (ii) You have some Newstart …

Asset Register for Investment Properties

Hi, Before I give all my money to an accountant, I have a quick question that one of you might be able to answer. I've lost one of my original receipts from years and years ago that has to be …

reCAPTCHA is broken, Or "How I learnt to accept I'm a robot"

I've always hated reCAPTCHA. I don't ever want to see another road, shop front, bus, car or street sign in a photo again. But lately I've had a new problem across many websites. I get …

Transport Info NSW

Opal Sunday Funday Now $2.70

Old news. But still a bit of a shock. I found $2 on the floor the other week so I'll spoil myself. For more rates see https://transportnsw.info/tickets-opal/opal/opal-card-benefi...

Google

PSA: How to Speed up Sorting of Your Downloads Folder in Windows 10

I'm the type of person that accumulates 100s of files in their Downloads folder. And I'm also the type of person that likes to sort this folder by Date so I can quickly see the last file I …

Moto C and Moto G Not Really Useful with Dual-SIM?

Hi, I know a lot of OzBargainers have the Moto G5 models et al and I was wondering what the go was with dual SIM? I have the EXACT same issue as this person but on a budget Moto C, where the only …

Markdown Instructions for Bullet Lists Is Incomplete

I almost never use markdown to make bulletpoint lists on OzBargain, but when I do, I often forget that if you're not starting your comment with a list then you need to add a blank line before …

When Is Unlimited (But Shaped) Data Coming to Optus MVNOs?

As we know, Belong, a Telstra MVNO now has (arguably) the best value mobile deal in town for light users (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/375756). The highlights of the deal are: (i) internet …

Free plastic bags: where are they now?

Now that the free bags have vanished from Coles and Woolworths what hath become of them? Are they in landfill? Creeks? Developing countries?

Ask an Accountant: What Does Waiving an ATO Fine Involve?

Hi accountants of OzBargain! We all know that accountants can get you out of a fine by sweet talking the ATO. But what exactly does that involve? Sure, a mere mortal could have a fine or two …

Beem It

Beem and Minimum Monthly Deposits

My bank couldn't give me an answer so maybe someone here would like to ring theirs or already know the answer themselves. The new Beem app apparently allows money to appear in a …

ING

PSA: ING International ATM Fee Rebate Is Still Amazing

Hi, On OzBargain and elsewhere you still often hear the outdated tip that Citibank Debit cards are the best option for Australians pulling money out of ATMs abroad. Of course that is no longer the …

Cellbikes

Is Cell Bikes Stanmore Permanently Closed?

Hey, Google says they're permanently closed. Their website doesn't seem to go beyond the cart. And I get a busy signal on the phone (though this morning an answering machine said it was …

Advanced Dermocare Dog Food Recall

If you or any of your pets have eaten or plan to eat Advanced Dermocare dog food note that there has been a safety recall: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/urgent-recall-of-...

EVERY Labour-Hire Company Is Dishonest. Discuss

So, it's happened again… You reply to a job on Seek or Gumtree and everything looks legit. They ask for your TFN and even your Super details and things are looking bright. It's only …

IKEA

Is the IKEA Free Birthday Princess Cake Still A Thing?

I've read previously that IKEA demands a printed out email of the free birthday cake voucher. But I never received an email. Does anyone have any recent experience with this? Preferably at …

Turn Sidebar Headings into Links

Good morning, On the desktop version of the homepage, the right-hand sidebar has sections for New Deals (last 15), New Competitions (last 10) and New Forum Topics (last 10). For those of us that …

Friction-Driven Dynamos on Bicycles

I hate batteries. And I hate having to remember to recharge them. I've always thought a dynamo-driven set of lights would be pretty neat but the frictionless and hub types are expensive and I …

RoseGal

Rosegal - Anyone Ever Submitted a Support Ticket?

So it's been 5.5 weeks since I ordered that tail light from Rosegal. In the "off"-chance I don't receive my item I thought to check out the support process and I've …

Do You Think You Could Find Guaranteed Work within a Week?

Let's say you're a single, "fully-grown" adult born and raised in Sydney and you've never had a previous long-term job. Maybe you were in a coma or whatever but that …

New Payments Platform (NPP) and The End of Cash

We've been hearing for years now that once adopted, the New Payments Platform (NPP) will normalise a cashless society within 5 years or so. The basic premise is that the majority of the adult …

Do You Vote When You See an OzBargain Poll?

I just read a comment from scotty where he highlights the pointlessness of a particular poll: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/330147#comment-5083648. I've always said that telephone polls are …

Jetstar Airways

Jetstar's New Price Table Is Annoying

Does anyone else find Jetstar's new membership-prices-first layout annoying? Basically the header will list the member prices in purple in the header (if available), and again using a large …

comodo.com

PSA: Yes, cPanel Now Gives You SSL for FREE

With all the Comodo Positive SSL deals and hosts that now give "free" Comodo or Let's Encrypt certificates I felt something should be clarified. cPanel now has an option for AutoSSL, …

Inconsistent Price Comparison Site Policies

You can't post a deal link to Staticice. It's just a price comparison website and it's literally banned. If MSY has a deal to a Sony product, just give us a link to the MSY website. …

Tax Pre-filling

This question is in regards to ATO "pre-filling" which exists for all tax years back to 2007 (https://www.ato.gov.au/Tax-professionals/Tax-Agent-Portal/Us...). It appears that not all …

What Is The Best Ultra-Budget Full-Sized, Non-Retractable Wired Optical Mouse Available in Sydney East?

I need a new wired mouse for everyday use. Has anyone locally bought a cheapie they'd recommend? I had bad luck years ago with the Officeworks retractable mini-mouse breaking in a month so …

Airbnb

Has Anyone Used an Airbnb Property Manager?

I've heard of services like HeyTom (based in Sydney) and was wondering if anyone had any experience.

7-Eleven

7-Eleven App Login and Offer Errors

Is anyone else having constant trouble claiming their 7-Eleven offers? All I wanted was a discount burrito but instead of a barcode all I get is "Error - please try again later". And now I …

Cheap Alternative to Disreputed Courier Service www.e-Go.com.au

My friend's cousin stupidly went for e-go when shipping an expensive bulky item. I'll try to limit my vocabulary for e-go so they don't pull a weallsave.com.au …

Australian Government - Australian Taxation Office

Does Cycling Funds between Banks Trigger an ATO Alert?

If you're an OzBargainer you've probably held a variety of bank accounts in order to obtain sign-up bonuses, cashbacks and bonus interest rates. Since a lot of these deals require a monthly …

Why is porting a mobile phone number not instant in 2016?

Has anyone here worked for a mobile phone company? Are there convincing reasons why websites can't be automated to port a number over instantly? Are there manual verification steps that must …

Airbnb

Airbnb - $67 Credit after 1st Business Trip. Minimum Booking?

This expired deal is still ongoing (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/265264) and this post is more a question than a deal (for those who already received credit). Was there a minimum booking spend …

Price Prediction: Mobile Plans

Scenario 1: It's the 3rd of December, 2018. What is the maximum amount of mobile phone data you can get for under $20 a month? Scenario 2: It's the 3rd of December, 2020. Same question …

Agoda.com

Currency matters on Agoda.com

I've made a lot of bookings recently on Agoda.com, mostly using that landdiving code for 10% off: agoda.com/en-au/landdiving/default.aspx (which really only gives 8.7% off, but that's …

AirAsia

AirAsia Keeps Spamming My Mobile

Get these everyday and I still have a week of torture to go… "AirAsia:7kg cabin baggage is allowed. Save more when u pre-book checked baggage from RM26.50&avoid paying more …

tidido.com

tidido.com, the successor to Grooveshark and Spotify alternative

This website, tidido.com, is most likely too good to be true (/legal). You get millions of songs ad-free, subscription-free and it even works on mobile (even with the screen locked). Not that I …

Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Any SCTI Travel Insurance Discount Codes?

In the past there was usually an ancient active one but it seems all are expired now.

Budget Dip and Pull up Belt

Hey, I was looking for a cheap dip belt and I found this video on Youtube that proves there's nothing that can't be solved with a pool noodle… …

Opal Card - NSW Government

Opal Fare Changes 5 September 2016

On Monday the new Opal fare structure begins Any budget-saving hacks? Since I always have to get a bus before any other mode of transport and I use Opal only casually. It works out better for me …

New airline fee structures

https://tigerair.com.au/prepare-to-fly/fees-charges http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/fees-and-charges http://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/schedule-of-fees/au/en https://www.virginaustra…