Member tips - What is the best or worst purchase you've ever made?


We hear from our members and supporters. Got a story of your own to share? We'd love to hear from you.

Here is a collection of responses. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

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Best purchases


A Hoover 7kg washing machine. Bought it brand new at an auction with a big dint in its side. 19 years later, it's still doing its job, and saved nearly $400 because of that dint. Aussie made and never had a serviceman out to fix it - ever.

- Eddy

One of the best things I have bought is a Sunbeam pressure multi-cooker. It replaces pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and can sauté, brown and simmer. The other great gadget is a Breville food processor.

A marriage certificate!

- Margaret 

Insurance and private health cover - John

Worst purchases


My current home is the worst purchase.

- Coral

Bought a car from a well-known car company. Took it to a mechanic - he found rusted engine mounts, yet this car yard gave it an all clear, roadworthy.

- Julie

A marriage certificate

- Jeanette

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