The Checkout: Apr 4

Does Seven know that this week's edition of The Checkout includes a special cameo from Helen Wellings?

3chktHere’s what’s in store in this week’s edition of The Checkout, ABC’s latest consumer affairs show featuring Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow, Kirsten Drysdale and Kate Browne.

In this week’s episode:

· Returning Goods – Julian finds out if you can get away with murder under the Australian Consumer Law;
· Pillars of Salt – Craig goes biblical on salty breakfast cereals targeted at kids. Find out what kids breakfast cereal has more salt than Smiths Crisps;
· H2 OMG – The Checkout begins its search for Australia’s most expensive bottled water;
· As a Guilty Mum – Kate looks at ‘health’ products marketed at guilty parents;
· If I Could Say One Thing – Katherine Lane from the Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW, says it’s not always the best idea to get your car loan from the same place you buy your car;
· And a special cameo from Helen Wellings in this week’s F.U.Tube – the segment where The Checkout’s viewers send us their gripes!

Thursday April 4 at 8pm on ABC1.

2 Responses

  1. This is a good concept for a show, but it needs to be very careful that it’s not overly critical. I watched last week’s show and segment 1 was talking about phone companies – and it was basically a 10 minute rant about how unhelpful they are, with 10 seconds at the end with tips for customers. Expand the helpful advice sections, and less of the sarcastic humour and it could be a very good format.

  2. “it’s not always the best idea to get your car loan from the same place you buy your car”
    not always? is it ever a good idea? do people even do that?

    One thing I noticed last time I bought a car; according to their advertising Toyota doesn’t seem to have “cars with good features” they have “cars with great financing”.

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