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Lowering GST Threshold For Online Shopping Would See Aussies Foot Massive Price Increase

We already know that lowering the threshold on overseas purchases would cost more to implement than it would make in revenue for the government, but that won’t stop Australian retail businesses begging the government for it. Consumer action group, CHOICE, has crunched the numbers on the implementation of a GST hike and found that Aussies would foot a 37 per cent increase on their average purchases under $1000 for a tax that costs the government more than it earns.


HP Chromebook 11 Lands In Australia

After fixing the overheating issues, the HP Chromebook 11 is back on sale around the world, and now the way is clear for it to land on Australian shelves, too. Specifically, those of JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman.


TV Buying Trends: JB Hi-Fi Is King, Harvey Norman Sheds Customers

Consumer research group Global Reviews has released a report analysing the experiences of Australians looking to buy 46-55-inch televisions online. It found that JB Hi-Fi is the most preferred online store due to a perception of having the best prices. Harvey Norman, meanwhile, has a hard time holding onto would-be customers, with the majority defecting to another retailer before making their final purchase.


LG G-Flex Landing At Harvey Norman On Optus Plans, And It Won't Come Cheap

We first found out at CES that the bendy, curvy LG G-Flex would come to Australia but pricing was still being finalised. It has now been announced that LG will drop the G-Flex into Harvey Norman stores either outright or on Optus plans.


New Research Says Aussie Retailers Suck At Online Shopping

Australian consumers are embracing digital commerce, but Australian retailers are failing to build long-term relationships with their customers online, according to new research.


Gerry Harvey Rarely Lets The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Whinge

He’s at it again. Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey has been complaining about how red tape makes it impossible for new businesses to get started. Like many complaints we hear from Gerry Harvey, this one is long on rhetoric and somewhat shorter on facts.


LG's 100-Inch Laser TV Is Bonkers To Look At

You’ve heard of plasma TV, LCD TV, LED and even OLED TV, but now we’re throwing a new term to mix into the salad bowl: laser TV. LG has one in Australia now, and it’s freaking enormous and just as impressive.


The ACCC Is Suing Harvey Norman Franchisees [Updated]

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today kicked off legal action in the Federal Court against several Harvey Norman franchisees around the country, alleging that the stores in question violated and misrepresented consumer rights and warranty entitlements. Is your local store one of them?


JB Hi-Fi, EB Games And Microsoft Now Let You Pre-Order The Xbox One For Real

When the Xbox One was first announced, we scolded stores like JB Hi-Fi, EB Games and Harvey Norman for being wallies with their “pre-orders”. Now that we have an official price for the Xbox One, pre-order pages have been updated to demonstrate some common-sense.


Harvey Norman To Sell White Nexus 4 Soon

The Nexus 4 is an awesome phone, and now it’s coming in white. That much you already knew, but now you’ll be able to buy the white Nexus 4 in Australia from Harvey Norman — or on an Optus plan — for more-or-less the same price as the one on Google Play.