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Dan Murphy's "price beat" guarantee

Every time you see any publicity for Dan Murphy, you can’t help but notice their claim that they “beat” all prices advertised by their competitors.   Well….we had an Aldi brochure that clearly stated a slab of Stella would be $39.95 for a week.   299 more words

Consumer Issues

Paying in advance

There’s always a risk, hopefully usually not a big one, when you pay for something before you get it.   Recently, purchasers of Dick Smith gift cards found this out… 228 more words

Consumer Issues

Marketing

There was a letter in the mail from a bank.    It was a “special offer” (yet again) for a credit card.  I don’t need another credit card, even though the offer was being made to me because “you’ve banked with us for the last years”. 89 more words

Consumer Issues

Giving feedback

The time had come to replace the tyres on one of the cars, so I rang ahead and the price was OK.   Actually, when you think about it, the price of tyres for an “ordinary” car isn’t too bad given that they normally last for years and are such an important part of the car.   202 more words

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Optus (again)

I have a love/hate relationship with Optus.  Sometimes, they’re OK, but it can be annoying to deal with them.    Our household’s broadband deal is with them:  it’s been set up for a long time, and it provides what we need at what I believe is a satisfactory price.   269 more words

Consumer Issues

Credit card surcharges

I understand that in February, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Act 2016 (Cth) came into effect.  This legislation has as its objective the… 407 more words

Consumer Issues

Masters and Bunnings

I’ve posted previously on the subject of Bunnings and Masters and of course the proposed closure of the Masters chain – and the mistakes that Woolworths… 95 more words

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