Series 2 airs Thursdays at 8pm on ABC1
In this week’s episode of The Checkout: Jules price checks online grocery shopping, Zoe talks renting and the potential for rip offs, and what’s up with bananas?
SUPERMARKET SUPERHIGHWAY – Julian Morrow on the pros and cons of buying your groceries online.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: BANANAS– 33% more expensive if you buy them in a bag with fishy marketing.
PRODUCT VERSUS PACKSHOT: MUD ‘N MOUSSE – This segment is a piece of cake.
RENT CARDS – Zoe Norton Lodge on the rent cards used by agencies to outsource the processing of rent – saving them money but often resulting in extra fees for renters.
SIGNS OF THE TIME – Ingredients water, rice etc
THE CATCH: WOOLWORTHS HAND BLENDER & MINI CHOPPER – Blend stuff... by hand.
IF I COULD SAY ONE THING: DR LEE-FAY LOW – Dr Lee-Fay Low from UNSW’s Dementia Collaborative Research Centre says when choosing an aged care home don’t confuse quality of decor with quality of care.
THE LOVING PET OWNER – Zoe Norton Lodge gives pet fitness products a work out.
F.U. TUBE EPISODE 16 – Craig Reucassel presents this week’s viewer gripes on the legality of ‘you break it, you buy it’ signs, Microsoft Xbox warranties, private label brands bumping other brands off the shelves, printer company claims that use of another provider’s ink will void the warranty, and the ABC’s squashing of program credits.