Online shopping

August 26, 2014 — May 2, 2024

making things

Assumed audience:

Consumers in Australia

Figure 1

Misc tips on turning bits into atoms via shipping.

1 Reshipping

The thing does not ship to where you need it? See reshipping.

2 Discount codes and cashbacks

Coupons, loyalty rewards etc. Auctioning privacy to the highest bidder. Important to be clear-eyed about the trade-offs here; These companies are advertising and consumer targeting information clearance houses; See How cashback sites Cashrewards and ShopBack use your data.

You can add various apps which spy upon you for discounts. I tested some of these on an isolated browser or two; they are icky. I would only use them if I were diligent about switching the app off except when I was actively shopping.