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    Is there a way for landlords to join forces and boycott kmart?

    Now it just smells like a Fish n Chip shop/Hair Dresser? :D
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    Is there a way for landlords to join forces and boycott kmart?

    Maybe you could write them all a nice letter and explain that, whilst electricity is included in the rent it is not a "free" commodity, and that due to the current cost of electricity would they please be mindful of usage, in particular the use of inefficient electric heaters, and could they...
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    Buying small volume USA shares from Australia?

    For me though, just the fact I can now trade international stocks at all, with no minimum trade outweighs that example. eg the other sites I looked at were $65+ brokerage and minimum trades of $2k It surely won't suit everyone, but for the likes of myself that wanted simple access to US...
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    Buying small volume USA shares from Australia?

    So far it looks great, cleaner and faster than Comsec. I have to say too, it was all set up 99% of the way there via online and a couple of verification phone calls. Very good customer service. The final thing is to send in a copy of our signatures for verification and we're all set. I'll...
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    Why should I get superannuation?

    You're obviously pretty young judging by your comments regarding making 70 sound like it's game over (I'm taking a stab at 26 based on your username?), you'll realize however, that as you age "old" becomes relative. I'm about to hit 40 and used to think 70 was ancient. I have friends in their...
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    Netflix

    Started American Horror Story yesterday, looks like it could be a good one. Pretty spooky so far.
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    Buying small volume USA shares from Australia?

    Thanks for the link. They use "Interactive Brokers", but they lost me at "open an account with as little as $10,000.00". I've opened a NAB Trader joint account this afternoon, very simple process and 99% verified online duration sign up. Just have to send a copy of my signature and I'm...
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    Buying small volume USA shares from Australia?

    Nice one equitymate - I like the sound of $14.95 brokerage. Doesn't appear to be a minimum trade either. Cheers.
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    Buying small volume USA shares from Australia?

    Hi all, Does anyone here buy global/US shares from Australia? Who do you trade through? The ones I've looked at so far are either expensive per trade or required $2k minimum buy/sell orders. I already have a Comsec account for domestic shares, but their International account is $65...
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    Pics of Your Pets!

    Deena - hope Marley makes a full recovery. lizzie - so cute, there's something so relaxing about watch a dog that's fast asleep and lightly snoring.
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    Netflix..what are you watching??

    Love B99 - if you are watching USA Netflix via a VPN, then you can do the same thing for Hulu Plus, (another $8 is per month) but they have seasons 2 & 3 of B99 too.
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    Pics of Your Pets!

    Sorry to hear about Butters, well done for getting him another couple of years! Yes, 8 years for a Dane is about average, some make it to 10 but very rare. Most die from Bloat before aged 5, (it's like colic in a horses and very common in deep chested dogs), it's almost always fatal, usually...
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    Pics of Your Pets!

    Thanks Nemo. He's definitely a well loved family member for sure, he's been the best dog you could ever wish for. We just have to make every day as great as possible for him.
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    Pics of Your Pets!

    This is my besy buddy, Huckleberry, our 6.5 year old Great Dane. He's a legend. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with bone cancer 3 weeks ago, and last week he had one of his back legs amputated. He'll start chemo next week, but it is incurable. It will eventually spread to his lungs. He...
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    Plumbing issue / drain blockage - please assist

    Yep, replacement with PVC is in progress. I know what you mean about roots travelling, but my point with council was there isn't really any private trees around, but there is a reserve choc full of council trees all the way up the side of the property.
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    Plumbing issue / drain blockage - please assist

    Thanks for all the info, I've flicked you a PM. Speaking to council before, they were very off-hand about my chances of a claim, spouting how difficult it was to ascertain exactly which tree is causing the damage and who owns it. I made her pull a map up and highlighted there wasn't a single...
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    Plumbing issue / drain blockage - please assist

    Thanks for the tips, I'll go check out the diagrams now. Mean time, these are the trees. They run parallel with the waste pipe all the way up the boundary to the left of the house. The trees are on council land, the waste pipe on my land runs between the house and tree line.
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    Plumbing issue / drain blockage - please assist

    Thanks Bob, is this the one you mean? https://www.sydneywater.com.au/web/groups/publicwebcontent/documents/document/zgrf/mdqz/~edisp/dd_043649.pdf I'll call an arborist later, see what a report would cost. It wouldn't hurt my case to have a report to send to council. Thanks.
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    Plumbing issue / drain blockage - please assist

    I'm in the process of having a terracotta sewer pipe replaced with PVC. To help with your reference for costs, it is costing me $6500 to have 30 meters of sewer pipe dug up and replaced with PVC. Price includes making good the soil afterward, (through the garden, no concrete thankfully), and all...
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    Netflix

    Both for me, I check the Aus one first as it's quota free, (iiNet via a FetchTV box). If it's not on there I flick over to the AppleTV box and see whats on USA Netflix. Remember, you only need ONE Netflix account, and pay ONCE. You login to Netflix with the same credentials on whatever device...
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