Friday, June 19th, 2009 at
As an Aussie I like to check other countries every now and again to see how some of the services we get here stack up with those being offered overseas. Today I wanted to give cable TV a go. I get Foxtel over here and I pay $101 per month for a package that includes one foreign station, (RAI International), sports channels and a couple of movie channels and stuff. The reason I pay for Foxtel is that a lot of the time the free to air channel sucks and there is nothing worthwhile to watch. The other reason is I like to watch my sports live and hate those delayed telecasts.
This morning after a brief search I came across a Direct TV, an American service which had a really cool price comparison feature. I actually picked a package which was far superior to mine and found I could get it for under $60 a month. Man I figured that was pretty good. The only problem I found was that I couldn’t find if their Direct TV Service offered RAI International, although they did state that “DIRECTV offers more then 40 Spanish-language channels, and a variety of programming from around the world” and so it could well include RAI. I could call the number on the site to find out for sure but thought that would be pointless seeing as how us Aussies have to miss out on the good deals again.
So, are any of you guys using Direct TV System? If so, how did it compare with cable and did you use the comparison feature on the website? Also what inspired you to make the move, was it the Digital TV factor, the price, service or something completely different.
Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at
I’ve made hundreds of dollars on eBay, and all without selling a single thing. No, I am not trying to sell you anything that will promise you how to make a fortune, but I am going to reveal how I made all that cash, and it’s not going to cost you a thing.
The truth of the matter is that I have saved hundreds of dollars by buying products on eBay, and every dollar I saved means I have more money in my pocket, and in essence it is money earned. Here are some simple eBay tricks for safe online shopping.
- You only shop for things that you need, because if you’re going to buy things just because they’re cheap you may as well throw your money away.
- Only buy from those showing a feedback percentage of 98% positive or better. If others are happy with their service then you probably will be too.
- Check to see that their delivery charges are not exorbitant. Some sellers offer cheap goods but slug you with a high postal charge. If you think their postage is over the top then look elsewhere.
- Don’t just look at the item and the price. Check out the seller by clicking on their link to find out how long he’s been operating and what sort of feedback score he’s got.
- Is the product new? Watch out, many people buy something thinking it’s new when it wasn’t and it’s their own fault because they didn’t the product information carefully.
Follow these tips and you will have a pleasant eBay experience. If you’re not an eBay member, now is a good time to join as they are having their first ever Super Sale! No fooling, they are actually having their first ever Super Sale and you’ll find the latest brands and greatest deals from gadgets to gold, home-wares to handbags. They tell me that quantities are limited, so it’s best to get in early and grab a bargain before someone beats you to it. Remember, every dollar saved is an extra dollar in your pocket.