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Live Connected

LiveConnected- Excess usage ($600+)

Hi all, An elderly family member just received a bill from LiveConnected with over $600 of "excess usage" charges (data). LC did sent texts saying their capacity had been reached …

Australian Taxation Office

Earning points paying gov related bills (ATO, RMS)

Hi, So I've got a bill to pay both the ATO and RMS (around $4000 total) and I'd like to "maximise" this payment as much as possible.. soften the "blow" so to …

Parking Ticket- Sign Vandalised

Hi, I'm in NSW. I just got a parking ticket. It was a 1 hour spot, and FWIW, I overstayed by about 5 minutes. The sign was slightly vandalised, and had a sticker over it (covering the arrow …

Vaya

Vaya- disconnected 6 months ago, they continued charging me

Hi, I ported away from Vaya 6 moths ago. To my surprise, I doubled checked my Credit card bill and noticed that I was still being charged. I called them up, and they have acknowledged it as an …

Airbnb

Landlord insurance is voided by long AirBnB stays

Hi all, For those who didn't know, AirBnB seems to void landlords insurance if your stays are over 90 days. This was a surprise to me. Just curious, does anyone have recommendations on …

Still cheaper to do your own oil change?

Hi all, First time car owner, and my car is due for an oil change. Process seems simple, it's an older 2002 bmw x5 3.0i petrol. However, a visit to Super cheap auto was surprising. For the …

Stamp Duty/Tax on Used Car - RMS Determines Price!?

Hi, Just bought my first car. I paid well below market value because: I'm on Ozb High KM's & a couple things to be fixed (A/C- not just regas, brakes) So, I just went to do the …

Wanting to import car, but haven't lived in the country

Hi, I'm keen to import a car from the UK- but I've never lived in the UK. I don't fit into any of their 'import options' …

Pre-paid provider that has roaming- going overseas

Hi, Im going overseas for 4 months. I am not in a contract with Vaya (my provider). What is the best way to keep my phone number, and be able to use roaming to receive calls? Curious as to what …

Choosing Electrical/Gas Supplier - NSW

Hi, Moving to a new place and never done this before. Have had a few calls with suppliers but they seem dodgey ("contract but you can leave when your want ") just confused me. Electricity …

Best value Telstra reseller

Hi, I'm after a new mobile plan with Telstra (because of their far better coverage). I'm currently with LiveConnected (paying ~$23 for $500 worth of calls, 2GB data). In parts of my …

PayPal

PayPal outside of eBay- Protected?

Hi, Places such as GumTree are offering PayPal as a payment option. However, according to their policy, GumTree is exempt from …

Cashrewards

CashRewards with Dell Quote

Hi, In true OZB style, I negotiated the price my new laptop (XPS 15). They've emailed me a quote. CashRewards are giving a 5% cash back. Is it possible to still take advantage of CashRewards …

ACCC 2 year guarantee- valid for used products?

Hi, I"m looking at buying a used (Apple) laptop. Several I'm looking at are out of the 1 year apple care warranty. However, I know in Aus the ACCC means we can be protected for up to 2 …

Bluetooth Audio Receiver (3.5mm)

Hi, I'm after something to transmit audio to form my laptop/phone via Bluetooth. I bought a cheapie ($3.50) from eBay which is surprisingly good but my devices only work within about 1meter of …

Calling Australian mobile that is overseas - who pays?

Hi, I've been making calls to an Australian number (from within Australia) but the person I'm calling is overseas. I presumed that the person who receives the call pays for it? However, …

Heated Blanket (Im Cold...)

Hi all, Ive never owned one but my place is just too small. No heating nor option for it. Can anyone recommend a cheap decent heated blanket? Ta

Kogan

Kogan lost my phone (warranty). What can I do?

Hi, In brief: I sent my phone back for repair 8 weeks ago to Kogan (Melbourne adderss). They couldn't find a problem, so said they'd send it back. It has now been 4 weeks and I've not …

Freight Forwarding for Small Package from USA

Hi, I need to buy a wifi $35 card from the USA. It's an extremely rare card, not available in Australia. I need this specific card as it's the only dual boot OSX compatible one. I'm …

Backpack that sits off your back

Hi, Im after a new backpack that will fit a 15.6" laptop. I sweet a lot (walk or cycle most places) with conventional backpacks. Ive seen some that are supported off your back to allow …

PSU (500W+) for "potentially" working PC

Hi, I'm in need of a PSU with two PCI-E (6 pin) plug's. I'm not keep to spend much on this for a few reasons: I'm not 100% sure this PC works (was given to me without a …

eurocom.com

Eurocom- Has anyone ordered from them?

Hi, I'm looking at ordering from EuroCom to save a lot on a laptop purchase. The P650SE in particular (paying in CAD). I have ordered from the USA before with HIdEvolution (via DHL) and I …

Transferring to overseas bank account- Cheapest way

Hi, I need to send $1300 CAD (Candian dollars) to a Canadian bank account. Via my bank (UBank) I can only presume it will cost me a lot (a fee, and a lower exchange rate I presume). I am an OzForex …

GoPro Hero 4 (less than $499)

Hi, Where can I get an inexpensive GoPro4? HarveyNorman have it for $499 which is the cheapest I've found

liquidplanet.com.au

Questions about LiquidPlanet.com.au

Hi, I'm looking for a new bike and found an older model I'm after for sale at http://www.liquidplanet.com.au/. It's not super cheap, but the site feels messy. Their contact email is …

Mountain bike- where to find deals & can I negotiate?

Hi, I'm after a new Hardtail moutainbike. Normally I'd wait around to scoop one off GumTree, but I'm considering buying a new one (if I can find a good bargain). I'm after a …

JB Hi-Fi

Kobo Glo from JB Hi-Fi (reciept says bonus case- where is it?)

I just bought a Kobo Glo from JBHifi for $139. On the reciept it says "Mix n match" + Bonus Case. But they didn't give me the case, and I'm now wondering if I should go back to …

LG Air-con leaking at rental studio

Hi, The air-con unit (LG S09AHP-N46) has suddenly started dripping water. It's dripping out of the right hand side at the bottom. Quite a lot of droplets come out. I have stopped using it, but …

Long power extension cord (20m)

Hi, I need a 20m extension cord to do gardening (trimming). I tried connecting a bunch of shorter cords but they got very hot (and iirc it stopped working). Do i need a special extension cord …

7 Home Power Meters- Only Want 1

Hi, We live in a place that used to be 7 different apparments. Now it is one single residence we live in. We pay a huge amount because there's an extra charge per electricity meter. Ends up …

Z5500 sub only-how to test it works

Hi, I've picked up (off the street) a Z5500 subwoofer (only). I get it might be broken but I've found perfectly working electronics from the same place. There are no speakers, and …

Everyday Rewards

Targetted offer- $x spend per week (Woolies)

Hi, Ive got a targeted offer (with my everyday rewards card) that I will get a $50 gift card if I spend $50 a week for the next 3 weeks. If i havent spent $50- would it sill work if i bought a $50 …

Send free fax online

Hi, I need to send a fax to my credit company to transfer a balance. The information is very confidential but I don't have my own personal fax to send it with. Can I do this through windows? …

eReader Light (for E-Ink)

Hi, I've got an iRiver, but I can't find a good light for it. They all reflect/bounce light. I'm considering replacing it (getting a Kobo Glo) but this is an expensive solution for …

Bike in Melboune (non-city bike option) short term

Hi, in Melbourne for 10 days and I always only get around on bike. Tried Melb city bikes before but find it's a bit if a hassel (time limits, cant lock them etc). Anyone have a cheap …

Is 2560x1440 via HDMI possible?

Hi, I am thinking of buying this monitor (Samsung LS27A850TS, http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS27A850TS/ZA) used for $280. However, I want to connect it via my laptop which only has an …

Finally got an SSD... Not sure what all the hype is for?

Hi, I held of getting an SSD for years. I just bought a new laptop (W230SS- i7 4700m, 860M etc), which came with a 1TB 5400RPM drive. I installed W8.1 (on the mech drive) and everything ran quickly …

Citibank Australia

Personal loan to buy a house (Citibank)

Hi, I'm wanting to buy my first house (Studio Apartment). A place to live myself, and with the hope I can make some profit on it if/when I sell. I'll need to borrow 66% of the amount (ie …

Make old speakers bluetooth receivers

Hi, I've got some old speakers I'd like to connect to play music through my phone or laptop wirelessly. Want to do as cheaply as possible, but hope to maintain the sound quality. I found …

eBay Australia

iPhone 4S battery- eBay safe?

Hi, My iPhone 4S, for the last week, has been going flat extremely quickly. Overnight, it goes from about 80% to 10% with absolutely no use. I'm charging it 3 times a day. Could I have caused …

DOA laptop from USA

Hi, I bought a laptop from a US based company (HIDevolution), and it arrived DOA (in particular, the GPU was faulty). They've confirmed it. I've been speaking the the company, and they …

mSATA drive - 120GB for OS enough?

Hi, I'm looking to buy an mSata for my W230SS. I have a 1TB 5200RPM drive in it, so this is just for the OS (Win 8.1) & a few demanding applications (like Photoshop & Ableton Live). I …

Impromptu budget ski trip (NSW)

Hi, Very last minute, but I've decided I want to go snowboarding (with a friend). We're both beginners, so not fussed about which mountain is better- prices is the main factor! I have a …

eBay Australia

SSD - too good to be true (eBay 256GB for $90)?

Hi, A seller on eBay is selling a used Toshiba mSATA SSD 256GB in Sydney for $90 delivered Ad states it was "only used for 3 weeks". They state "drive was not bought individually …

Buying laptop from USA (Lenovo Y50)

Hi, I've been looking for a laptop for a while and the Lenovo Y50 is one I've chosen. It's the right size, quality and fit for me. I've looked at the W650SJ but I wasn't mad …

Motorbike Theft insurance

Hi, I'm moving to a new area that doesn't have a garage. I've considered security devices, but decided against the trouble. I've got a CBR250R InsureMyRide has quoted my $184 …

i30 Trophy vs Lancer GSR Sports back

Hi, Helping the folks buy a new car- have had these two in mind for the last few years and now their old VM is finally on its' last leg. Happy to get second hand (with low km's and some …

Credit card basics- what do they need to know?

Hi, I'm trying to help a friend get out of some credit card debt. Hoping to move them to a bank which let's you do a balance transfer for x months. Problem is, this person has just been …

Sim card receive calls only (long expiry)

Hi, I've got a new job which requires me to have a mobile. This Sim will be to receive calls only. I don't want to use my personal number as I want to keep my work/social lives …

Will a new modem help me?

Hi, I've had a Billion 7301VGP for years which functions fine. No/rare drop-outs, low-quality streaming has is fine most of the time. Speeds can vary… Stats: Upstream 832000 Downstream …