If you grew up in Brisbane in the late 1970s, you might remember a yellow van with a giant red telephone on top. The distinctive Silvio’s Dial-a-Pizza was a pioneer in the food delivery industry. Bringing pizza to our doors long before the household names of today.
Seven years later, Suppertime launched the first courier service for higher-end restaurants in Sydney. It eventually expanded into Melbourne in 2015.
It’s safe to say neither of these pioneers could have predicted just how big the food delivery service would become in Australia. It is now an $850 million industry that is predicted to grow into a multi-billion dollar industry from 2025.
Power bills are on the rise again but don’t despair. There are ways you can not only save money on electricity but actually make some. The Victorian Government has just announced that it will give consumers $250 to use its energy comparison
If you’ve been casting your eye around for a new car recently, you’ll know that they aren’t that easy to come by, particularly if you’re fussy about the colour or model. With the pandemic creating all kinds of delays in delivery,
Ever thought about taking out alien abduction insurance? Curious about ‘you are not the father’ insurance? Is your golf club ever likely to need hole-in-one insurance?
Weird as these policies may sound, they are an indication of how much the industry has evolved - although not always for the better.
Have an iPhone that needs repairing? Is your MacBook not working properly again? It’s almost expected that technology won’t go the distance, or that Apple parts will cost too much to get fixed. So we may as well buy a new one. It’s a mindset that has contributed to a stockpile of e-waste that is tipped to hit more than 70 million tonnes globally by 2030.
But what if you could repair your phone or other electronic devices yourself? Apple has introduced a Self Service Repair program, where you can order the parts to fix the issue yourself — or get a more experienced third party to do so.
We've all been told we need insurance for our car, home and health — and a few other things — to protect ourselves from a big financial hit if something goes wrong. But how much do you really know about it? And is it really the safeguard we all hope for?
If you hear the words “recall” and your car make and model in the same sentence, it can send you into a spin. That's probably because car recall is almost always associated with negative thoughts, such as danger, the potential for accidents, and maybe even expensive repairs.
But are car recalls always bad? Is there ever a good time for a manufacturer to announce a recall?
J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, "Not all who wander are lost." But if your wander is booked with Qantas, you could be. That is if your flight was cancelled and you opted for a travel credit instead of a refund.
Complaints about Qantas have been mounting on social media since Australia's borders reopened and people have been trying to use their flight credits. According to some reports, it has been almost impossible to get through to the airline, let alone redeem the credits.