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Say goodbye to huge shipping fees and "product not available in your country" disappointment - Amazon's shopping service (that's for general products as well as groceries) is reportedly setting up in every state of Australia next year.

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Video: We've all had the occasional shopping cart fender bender while coming around a blind corner at the end of an aisle. But here's what would happen if you were trying to speed through a grocery store at 117.8 km/h, got distracted and then slammed your cart head-on into a concrete wall.

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The biggest sales days of the year in the US are just around the corner — Black Friday is this week (November 26), and next Monday is Cyber Monday — with many retailers offering discounts of up to 80 percent off of retail prices. If you want to take advantage of this from right here, even with retailers that don't ship to Australia, Shipito is the answer you've been looking for.

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The weakening Australian dollar makes overseas purchases less enticing, though there are international retailers that don't charge in US dollars that are mightily competitive with local stores. Hong Kong-based eGlobal is one example and with it currently offering free economy shipping, now might be the time to pick up a new lens, or even camera at a discount.

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There's a new one-stop shop for nerdy science gifts, and I'm legitimately concerned it's going to eviscerate my savings. GeekWrapped is a brand-new curation site that aggregates a fantastically cool array of science-related toys and gifts, using referrals from partner websites like Etsy and Amazon.

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Timmy the ThinkGeek Monkey isn't sad. Not one bit. He's just trying to fit in with his new friends! They have got, shall we say, a darker taste in fashion. They shared his love of Star Wars, Doctor Who and Minecraft, so why not reciprocate? Oh, and $US122 million in cash didn't hurt either.

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The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavour of yoghurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making checkout lanes less terrible.

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The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're buying online. Here's how to do that.