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For your rights and cases you want to ask for a refund or return the goods see NSW Office of Fair Trading http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/shopping.html
AND very important ? See list of scams on the above mentioned website
You can find there detailed information about ?Advance fee scams? like ill famous
Nigerian scams. Then ?Employment opportunities ?scam by Global Cash etc? ?Internet offers? , ?Introduction agencies?, ?Lottery scams? ? plenty of those, ?Pyramid schemes? like those of David Rhodes of Perth etc.
Buying a car
Read The car buyers handbook
NRMA guide to buying a used car - http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/nrma_vehicle_inspections.htm?cpssessionid=SID-3F5768EC-3B07DED2
Ans see used cars safety ratings at the same site.
NRMA guide to buying a new car - http://www.mynrma.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/mynrma/hs.xsl/buying_a_car.htm?cpssessionid=SID-3F5768EC-3B07DED2
See a car reviews for all the types you are considering. Print them and take them to car dealer.
Supermarkets such as Bi-Lo http://www.bilo.com.au/ , Franklins http://www.franklins.com.au/
and Aldi http://www.aldi.com.au/
are discount retailers. Especially Aldi prices are amazingly lower than other supermarkets.
Just with few clicks you can find out all about their business hours, products, locations (near to you).
Savings can also be made by buying groceries when they are on special and by buying in bulk.
The Trading Post http://www.tradingpost.com.au/default.aspx - one of the best options for buying any household item.
Garage sales - can be time consuming, but?cheap.
Second hand shops
eBay - http://pages.ebay.com.au/buy/guides/furniture-buying-guide/?ssPageName=BUYGD:CAT:3197:SEARCH:1
and ? if you are really desperate try St Vincent http://www.vinnies.org.au/findlocation.cfm
Markets, recycled clothing shops, discount warehouses.
We will update you shortly with the best locations for each mayor city.
By then try BigW http://www.bigw.com.au/
and K Mart http://www.bigw.com.au/ and possibly Target http://www.target.com.au/html/homepage/home.htm
in your area.
International phone cards can be many times cheaper than normal costs of the phone call.
Install Skype http://www.skype.com/ on your PC.
It?s free to download and free to call other people on Skype ? and also much cheaper than normal costs of the phone call if you call to home phone wordwide to people,they don?t have Skype installed.
For mobile check ? PhoneChoice or Mobility magazine
Be aware that there are some water restriction in Au and to water the garden can be prohibited sometimes under the penalty.
Ensure that there are no dripping taps or leaking pipes. Cost of 1000 l in Sydney is cca $ 1.26-1.4.
Shower 8 min - 120 litres, with Water Saver Shower Rose ? 68 l.
Toilet single flush -12 litres, Dual Flush 6/3 l.
Twin Tub Sink - 40 litres per wash
Front Loading Washing Machine 80 litres per wash
Top Loading Washing Machine 170 litres per wash
Dishwasher ? 20-50 l pre load
Cooking, Cleaning & Drinking ? usually 150 litres per day
Bath 50-150 litres per one bath
Garden Sprinkler / Hose 10-20 litres / min. - 1000 litres per hour
Drip System - 4 litres per hour
W. the car with a hose 10-20 litres / min 100-300 litres in total
Swimming pool ? usually up to 55,000 litres
Not much??? Check this!
Washing dishes by hand 7x per week - 7,280 l - for each addition wash add 1,040 l per year
Dishwashers - 7x per week 6,552 l - for each addition wash add 936 l per year
Front loader - 1x per week - 5,460 l per year 7x per week 38,220 l per year
Top loader - 1x per week -10,192 l per year , 7x per week 71,344 l per year
Baths - 1x per week 1/2 full - 5,200 l per year Full - 10,400 l per year - 7x per week - 36,400 half full and 72,800 l per year
Shower - 4 minutes - 7x per week - 20,384 l per year, 28 shower per week /4 people in h./ 81,536 l per year - But with efficient showerhead ? last number can be only - 52,416 l per year
Shower - 10 minutes - 7x per week 50,960 l per year, 28 shower per week /4 people in h./ 203,840 l per year ? But with efficient showerhead ? last number can be only - 131,040 l per year
Single flush toilet - 11L = 20,075 l per one person per year
New Dual type flush toilet 6/3L = 6,570 l per one person per year
Medicine and prescription
Each time you get a prescription filled, show the pharmacist your current:
Medicare card or concession card from Centrelink /or your Department of Veterans? Affairs health card or PBS Safety Net entitlement card
If you it is an emergency and you forgot your Medicare card ask the pharmacist for an official PBS refund receipt not just a regular docket . You may be able to get some money back from Medicare office.
If you or your family need a lot of medicine try PBS Safety. Once you or your family reach a Safety Net threshold, you can apply for a PBS Safety Net card - your PBS medicine will be less expensive (or free) for the rest of the calendar year.
To apply for your PBS Safety Net card talk to your pharmacist.
PBS Safety Net thresholds as at 1 January 2007:
General patients - $1059.00
Concession card holders - $274.40
For more information see Medicare website http://www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/yourhealth/index.shtml
Students on low incomes may be eligible for a Health Care Card (HCC) through Centrelink
Alphapharm medicines http://www.alphapharm.com.au/page.php?id=2421 -
Better Life Pharmacy http://www.betterlifepharmacy.com/
Discount Drug Stores http://www.discountdrugstores.com.au/
Discount Pharmacy http://www.discountpharmacy.com.au/
Discount Chemist http://www.chemistdirect.com.au/
Pharmeasy - http://www.pharmeasy.com.au/stpg/faq.htm
Pharmacy Direct Web Site http://www.pharmacydirect.com.au/PD_PharmacistAdvice&Prescriptions.asp
In case of disaster (flood, droughts, storm, bushfire and other incidents) for provision of food, accommodation, clothing, advice, guidance and financial and personal support contact disaster recovery: http://www.community.nsw.gov.au/html/disaster/disaster.htm in NSW
If you are Australian citizen there ways students can get discount on many things.
1. Student discounts on Computer Software & Hardware.
On hardware ? university and TAFE have many times deal with big computer companies. Check it out.
On software you can save 70-90% of the original price.
2. Education Software http://educationsoftware.com.au/
Student Discount http://www.studentdiscounts.com.au/?gclid=CJjjr42EsooCFQojggod1FOZvw
Monash University Student software http://www.its.monash.edu.au/students/software/
University of Sydney Student software http://itassist.usyd.edu.au/student/services/software/index.shtml
3.International Travel Card (ISIC). - http://www.statravel.com.au/cps/rde/xchg/au_division_web_live/hs.xsl/discount_cards.htm
Good advice about everything regarding live of a student in Sydney ? see Sydney UNI Blog
Cheap youth hostels around Australia:
YHA Australia (Youth Hostels)
Your rights and responsibilities as a tenants or landlord.
See Tenants section for beginning and moving out facts and also sharing and sub-letting, damages, bonds and solving problems issues.
Housing problems ( only for permanent residents) ? see NSW department of Housing http://www.housing.nsw.gov.au/
Buy Entertainment Book http://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/
- This is a guide that provides special 25 to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from many of the best restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout Australia & New Zealand.
Even in the mayor cities you can still find some interesting places to dine without it being too expensive. Find your restaurant: http://www.menulog.com.au/?gclid=CPv5m_eQ7IoCFRs_ggodIBnsqA
Theatre, concerts and movies:
http://www.halftixmelbourne.com/ - Halftix in Melbourne
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ Ticketek ? Australia wide
http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/ Ticket Master
See public transport guides
Rail info - CityRail
NSW - Public Transport information
Victoria - Public Transport information
Metlink Melbourne Melbourne public transport
Viclink regional transport information
TravelSMART Victoria government information
Linking Victoria Victoria government information
Melbourne Train - Connex Melbourne
Melbourne Trams -Yarra Trams
Meltrip unofficial site
Victoria Rail Services - V/Line rail/coach services
Melbourne-Shepparton - Hoy's Roadlines
Melbourne-Geelong-Warrnambool - West Coast Railway
Melbourne Buses - Airport Shuttle Xpress, Skybus
Australian Capital Territory - Public Transport information
ACTION ? Info
Lever Coachlines, Queanbeyan
Transborder Express Canberra - Yass, Goulburn , Thredbo
South Australia - Public Transport information
Office of Public Transport South Australian government information
Train & Tram - TransAdelaide
Buses - Serco, Southlink, Torrens Transit ,Transitplus
Queensland - Public Transport information
TransLink ? Info
Queensland Transport - Public Transport Information - government information
Brisbane City Council - Bus & Ferry Information
Rail - Airtrain
Queensland Rail , Queensland Rail , Traveltrain
Brisbane Buses - Brisbane Bus Lines , Caboolture Bus Lines , Connex Brisbane , Hornibrook Buslines , Kangaroo Bus Lines , Park Ridge Transit , Southern Cross Transit , Westside Bus Co.
Western Australia - Public Transport information
Transperth Perth - train, bus and ferry
Public Transport Authority
Perth Buses - PATH Transit, Southern Coast Transit, Swan Transit
Rail - Australian Railroad Group, New MetroRail, Pemberton Tramway Company, TransWA
Tasmania - Public Transport information
Tasmanian Government - Transport
Buses - Hobart Coaches , Merseylink, Devonport , Metro Tasmania
Northern Territory - Public Transport information
Darwin - Darwinbus
Alice Springs - ASBus
The NSW Office of Fair Trading has a superb description of the process of buying property and legals and conveyancing and cooling off period.
Definitely see their website before you decide to buy.
Save money on groceries, gifts, cleaning, holidays, cars and phone bills:
Get the price - Shop Smart in Australia http://www.getprice.com.au/ Compare prices in AU.
RealHolidayReports.com - Holiday Reports and Hotel Reviews - holiday information from real holidaymakers who have actually visited and experienced the accommodation and resorts.
Discount websites - http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/
Useful internet links to various retailers:
ALDI - grocery retailer - great value products ? discounts
BIG W - Discount Department Store
David Jones - Department Store
Myer - Department Store