7 episodes

A show about the stuff you buy and whether it's a good deal. From discount wine to mattresses and fast fashion, we take a deeper look at consumer affairs. Hosted by Ebony Bowden, Liam Mannix and Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

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    • 3.8 • 15 Ratings

A show about the stuff you buy and whether it's a good deal. From discount wine to mattresses and fast fashion, we take a deeper look at consumer affairs. Hosted by Ebony Bowden, Liam Mannix and Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

    Episode 6 - Are we paying way too much for mobile phones?

    Episode 6 - Are we paying way too much for mobile phones?

    On this week’s Hard Bargain, co-host Liam Mannix bought an iPhone look-alike on the internet from China for dirt cheap. Find out if he's made a terrible mistake.

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    • 17 min
    Episode 5 - Can you dress ethically and fashionably?

    Episode 5 - Can you dress ethically and fashionably?

    On this week’s Hard Bargain, we find out how to buy better clothes - and feel better about it.

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    • 27 min
    Episode 4 - Is Aldi wine any good?

    Episode 4 - Is Aldi wine any good?

    Listen to find out if we can convince one of Australia's top sommeliers to take a $5 bottle of wine to a party.


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    • 22 min
    Episode 3 - How to save heaps on a new car...using maths

    Episode 3 - How to save heaps on a new car...using maths

    We used an obscure Cold War mathematical theory to buy a new car. And we saved heaps!

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    • 19 min
    Episode 2 - Choosing the best mattress

    Episode 2 - Choosing the best mattress

    What's the difference between a mattress costing $1000 and one that costs $10,000. Bhakthi and Liam look inside the humble mattress.

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    • 18 min
    Episode 1 - How to find your perfect rental property

    Episode 1 - How to find your perfect rental property

    Just how do you get the head of the queue when it comes to the rental market? Ebony, Bhakthi and Liam explain.

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

cdlhstar ,

Great

This is so good. Why did it stop? It’s a particularly important podcast for a time when wages are stagnating so much. Every dollar that can be saved is even more important.

LN_aus ,

Informative and entertaining

A very well-produced podcast that's both informative and entertaining. Keep up the great work!

Bulltish ,

Aldi wine

22 minutes of completely useless nonsense ...less that 1 minute of help

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