Optus have been served a Federal Court injunction preventing them from doing further misleading advertising. Optus is one of the worst in the sneaky behaviour department, with insane amounts of fine print in every piece of marketing they do. Have a look at this quick analysis of their fine print I did a while back, and a quick check shows it's still pretty accurate. Optus aren't, however, alone in this. All telcos have whole departments of people trying to find sneaky ways to legally say one thing when they mean another, to change plans so prospective customers can't compare them with competitors' plans and generally shonky tactics.
The Prime Minister is telling angry bank customers to "take their money and their business somewhere else". For your transaction and savings accounts, this is reasonably easy. If you have a mortgage, it's quite difficult.
- Automatic payments, including my mortgage and to my high-interest savings account (UBank have been the winners there for some time).
- I handle the money for our fruit and veg co-op, so everyone there will have to update the details they use.
- I'll have to learn to use a new Internet banking service.
What a great little bar!
titch of sydney Posted at 2:40 AM Today
to the critic open your eyes alot more iraquis would have died at the hands of the taliban regime if we did not intervene
Only the smartest make it through the filter at news.com.au
The concept of the Groupon has been going on in Australia for a bit. Essentially it's a "deal a day" idea where, if enough people sign on to the day's deal, it happens. Suppliers can use it to build interest or get rid of stock. Bargain hunters can get good deals.
Louis loves his new toy, a water and sand table he got for his birthday.
In the ethnic food section paprika is priced per 100g. In the spice section, per 10g. Slimy.
I know the feeling. I bet this sign went up on a Tuesday.