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05/27/2017 at 05:20. Facebook
From a major toy recall to Telstra refunding nearly 8,000 NBN customers, it's been a week for consumer news.

Here to give you a quick wrap up of the week that was is CHOICE's Tom Godfrey.

For more on these stories go to choice.com.au
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yesterday at 04:07. Facebook
It has been reported that Woolworths have run out of marvel discs at some of their stores: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Do promotions like these influence where you shop?
It has been reported that Woolworths have run out of marvel discs
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yesterday at 00:56. Facebook
Do you have a Topshop gift card?

The fashion retailer has announced it's going into voluntary administration in Australia.

Topshop has told CHOICE that gift cards will still be honoured. However, we recommend you use them as soon as possible.

Check out our tips on what to do when a company collapses: [ Goo.gl Link ]
Do you have a Topshop gift card The fashion retailer has announced
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05/25/2017 at 01:31. Facebook
Missed out on Ed Sheeran tickets?

Frontier Touring has just teamed up with Twickets to allow ticket holders who can no longer attend a show to sell them at no more than the price they originally paid.

Have you been ripped off by resale sites like Viagogo? Check out our tips below and report it here: choice.com.au/tickedoff
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05/23/2017 at 23:36. Facebook
ABC’s War On Waste saw how much fruit is thrown away before it even hits the supermarket because of cosmetic imperfections.

Would you buy odd-looking bananas?
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05/23/2017 at 01:43. Facebook
Tech giant Apple has denied an Australian woman, whose headphones exploded mid-flight, a replacement product or any compensation: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Apple claims the issue was caused by a third-party battery. The headphones can't be used without AAA batteries.

Do you think Apple should help out?
Tech giant Apple has denied an Australian woman whose headphones exploded midflight
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05/22/2017 at 06:22. Facebook
The NSW Department of Education has recently updated the school canteen guidelines as part of their Healthy School Canteen initiative: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Although, it has been reported that Vegemite could be taken off the school canteen’s food list, CHOICE has confirmed with the Department that Vegemite will not be banned. However, the guidelines do recommend we 'use it sparingly'.

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The NSW Department of Education has recently updated the school canteen guidelines
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05/21/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
Do you have this product at home?

The Ace of Hearts - LED Fidget Spinner has been recalled due to its unsecured button battery compartment: [ Goo.gl Link ]

If young children ingested button batteries, it can cause internal burn injuries, which can result in serious illness and even death.

Consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Do you have this product at home The Ace of Hearts LED
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05/18/2017. Facebook
Telstra is offering refunds to almost 8000 customers after spruiking NBN plans that failed to meet advertised speeds: [ Goo.gl Link ]

NBN providers frequently advertise the maximum speed of an internet connection, but in reality these speeds are often unattainable.

Have you had an issue with your NBN provider?
Telstra is offering refunds to almost 8000 customers after spruiking NBN plans
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05/17/2017. Facebook
According to theMusic.com.au, viagogo has been selling Ed Sheeran’s tickets only ten minutes after the pre-sale began for more than $1,500: goo.gl/RY67XY

The B Reserve tickets for Sheeran’s Suncorp Stadium show are originally priced between $70.16 to $161.90.

Have you been ripped off by a ticket resale website? Report it at choice.com.au/tickedoff
According to theMusiccomau viagogo has been selling Ed Sheerans tickets only ten
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05/15/2017. Facebook
Jetstar has announced that it will start charging passengers to travel with babies on their laps for domestic and international flights, bringing it in line with other airline's infant charges. [ Goo.gl Link ]

Parents will have to pay $30 for one-way journey on domestic flights and $50 on international flights.

Do you think this is fair?
Jetstar has announced that it will start charging passengers to travel with
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05/15/2017. Facebook
An ACCC report has revealed that Australians lost nearly $300 million to scams in 2016: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Investment scams were the most popular costing people $59 million, followed by dating and romance scam at $42 million.

Have you fallen victim to a scammer? Make sure you report it to ACCC’s ScamWatch.
An ACCC report has revealed that Australians lost nearly 300 million to scams in 2016:
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05/12/2017. Facebook
CHOICE tested 21 toilet cleaners and found five products that performed no better than water.

Find out which brand scored the best here: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Which toilet cleaners do you buy?
CHOICE tested 21 toilet cleaners and found five products that performed no
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05/12/2017. Facebook
A UK blogger has had an 'unfortunate' reaction after using Original Source’s Mint & Tea Tree shower gel.

Have you used this product at home? Has it left you in a less than mint condition?
A UK blogger has had an unfortunate reaction after using Original Sources
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05/12/2017. Facebook
This typo caused quite a stir.
This typo caused quite a stir
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05/11/2017. Facebook
CHOICE is challenging the big five banks to guarantee they will not pass on the $6.2 billion bank levy.

If you are with one of the big five banks and they punish you by passing on the levy, your best option is to ditch them for one of the 135 other deposit taking institutions in Australia: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Do you believe the banks will pass on the cost of the levy to consumers? Would you...
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CHOICE is challenging the big five banks to guarantee they will not
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05/10/2017. Facebook
Here's our 'Five Fast Fun Finance Facts' for the Federal Budget.

For the full report, check out our #Budget2017 summary here: [ Goo.gl Link ]
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05/09/2017. Facebook
#Budget2017 gets into some weird rackets. Test yourself to see where your tax dollars go!
Budget2017 gets into some weird rackets Test yourself to see where your tax dollars go

Budget Oddities Quiz

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05/08/2017. Facebook
Pet food maker Weruva has recalled the Best Feline Friend (BFF) range due to fears it is causing cats to fall gravely ill: [ Goo.gl Link ]

Hundreds of people flocked to Petbarn’s Facebook page to share stories of BFF making their cats sick, while a number of them alleged it contributed to the death of their cat.

Pet owners with cans of BFF are being advised to return them to Petbarn for a...
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Pet food maker Weruva has recalled the Best Feline Friend BFF range
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05/05/2017. Facebook
CHOICE taste-tested 18 vintage supermarket cheddars and found the priciest products weren't the cream of the crop: goo.gl/GywoCn

Our experts scored Mainland Vintage, Cracker Barrel and Aldi's Emporium Selection highest in the blind taste test.

Which vintage cheddar do you buy?
CHOICE tastetested 18 vintage supermarket cheddars and found the priciest products werent
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