Local savings in Victoria


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Linden's Fresh Meat
Ferntree Plaza Shopping Centre, Burwood Highway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Australia, www.melbournebutcher.com.au
You can buy the best meat ever at Lindens!  Fresh, preservative free (as much as possible- they state you have to freeze or cook the mince on... [more]

Contributed by: Hester Hutchison, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Chung Vinh Phat General Asian Produce
135 Moorabool Street, Geelong, Australia
Chung Vinh Phat is packed full of Asian goodies including cooking utensils, fresh vegetables, frozen goods and all the usual Asian cooking needs.... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 3 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Katies
153 Liebig St, Warrnambool, Australia
Katies is a popular fashion chain, so this information may well apply to all branches. I source all my work clothes here for an extremely good... [more]

Contributed by: Judith Murfitt, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clear It Factory Outlet
188 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Australia
Clear It is the place to shop for heavily discounted clothes from hip designers.  Here you can find brands such as Soup, Revival,... [more]

Contributed by: Rachy Bee, 3 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Fruit Shack
93 Shannon Ave, Geelong West, Australia
The Fruit Shack is a store that always has lots of fruit and vegetables on special, although I find any independent fruit and vegetable shop... [more]

Contributed by: , 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
St Vincent de Paul
164 Moorabool St, Geelong, Australia
The St Vincent de Paul store in Geelong is a awesome thrift shop. They sell good quality clothing, as well as toys, homewares and... [more]

Contributed by: , 4 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
SPC Ardmona
197-205 Corio Street, Shepparton, Australia, www.ardmonafactorysales.com.au
I live approx 150km away from Shepparton, but even doing my maths considering my fuel costs  and so on, I'm still way out in front with the... [more]

Contributed by: Birds (formerly TESSA), 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Geelong Farm Supplies
122 Victoria Street, Geelong North, Australia
Here you will find farm supplies but much, much more! I get 25kg of feed grade quality bicarb soda for use in cleaning.  They also have a... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 4 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bare Skin & Beauty
Shop 4 Development Blvd, Mill Park, Australia, www.bareskinandbeauty.com.au
Bare Skin & Beauty is a beauty salon where they have everything from waxing to facials, massage, spray tanning, pedicures and manicures and... [more]

Contributed by: Caroline Garraway, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Chemist Warehouse
44-56 Hampstead Road, Maidstone, Australia
This is a great place to pick up cheap 'brand name' perfumes.  Keep them in mind, especially around Mothers Day's, Father's Day and... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Saver, 10 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Maxi Foods
The Downs Shopping Centre, Carrum Downs, Australia
By doing my fortnightly shop at Maxi's instead of Safeway and ALDI, I save between $50 and $100 each fortnight, while buying the same food items!... [more]

Contributed by: Susan Zelley, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
comeinside.com
142 Old Geelong Road, Hoppers Crossing, Australia, www.comeinside.com.au/site/
This is an online shopping site. You can visit to collect your goods if you wish but for bulk items being sent to the Metro area up to 20kg is... [more]

Contributed by: Jacqueline O'Shea, 10 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hush A Bye
158 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong, Australia
Hush A Bye is great for all things baby. You can check out their range online and order it for delivery. They did stock the brands that I was... [more]

Contributed by: Kym Boekel, 11 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lindens Fresh Meat (Lynbrook)
Lynbrook Village Shopping Centre, Lynbrook, Australia
Beautifully fresh meats acquired from local farmers. They also stock fish.  Super friendly people, highly recommended for quality and service! [more]

Contributed by: Sandra Romero, 12 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ray's Top Nuts
36 Hall Street, Moonee Ponds, Australia
Ray's sells not only nuts but also dried and glace fruit, dried pulses and many other items in bulk. He also sells a great range of herbs and... [more]

Contributed by: Jan W, 12 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clayton Fabrics
124 Walker Street, Dandenong, Australia
Clayton Fabrics is located near the Dandenong Plaza and has a huge range of exciting fabrics at the best prices in the south east. There... [more]

Contributed by: Coral Vandyk, 16 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Diana Ferrari Shoes Clearance Store
137a Pakington Street, Geelong, Australia
Diana Ferrari is THE place to buy lovely shoes at a fraction of the normal retail price - even if you have big feet (size 10 or 11) like me! I... [more]

Contributed by: Carolyn Bischof, 16 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hardwicks Meat Works Factory Shop
Lot 4 Knight Court, Kyneton, Australia
Attached to Hardwicks Meat Works is their factory shop. Here you can get amazing value on meat if you don't mind buying in bulk. Most meats are... [more]

Contributed by: Shaz Frantz, 16 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Serpentine Roadhouse
3 Loddon Valley Highway, Serpentine, Australia
Fantastic friendly service and FRESH cooked food. They have free tea and coffee - even if that is all you want they will direct you to these... [more]

Contributed by: Marlea Joyce, 19 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Md Cleaning Products & Supplies
Unit 2/1 Everaise Crt, Laverton North, Australia
For excellent bargains I usually purchase from the Md stall at nearby Laverton Market, where the owners sell their products on weekends.  You... [more]

Contributed by: Jasna, 25 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Unique Glass Design
19 Galera Court, Wandin North, Australia
Unique Glass Design isn't an actual shop but a registered business run by two glaziers with many years experience.  They specialise in:... [more]

Contributed by: Markerry (need a change), 25 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bevilles
Westfield Bay City Plaza, Shop 1177 Malop Street, Geelong, Australia
Bevilles is a jeweller that sells more than jewellery.  Here you will find gifts at reasonable prices, such as Maxwell Williams mug sets for... [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 30 May 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Geelong Confectionery
33 Pakington Street, Geelong West, Australia
My naughty 'hidden gem' store - confectionery made on site and sold direct to the public! [more]

Contributed by: Proserpina, 30 May 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hair and Body on George
29 King George St., Cohuna, Australia
This is a great little hairdressing and beauty salon in a country town. The cuts and colours are terrific and the prices amazing! You won't get... [more]

Contributed by: Kirstin N, 1 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Andrea's Creative Edge (Hair Salon)
High Street, Melton, Australia
Toni is the best hairdresser! I have been going to her for years. She has done countless up-dos for me for special occasions and helped me change... [more]

Contributed by: Carly, 1 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Nail Expressions & Waxing
5/290 Whitehall (Fernwood Gym),, Yarraville, Australia
I have been seeing Betty for my acrylic nails and waxing for over five years and I cannot recommend her services highly enough. I constantly get... [more]

Contributed by: charliereallyisagirl, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tania's Place Hair Salon
High Street, Bannockburn, Australia
Tania is a young hairdresser just starting out in her own business, however, she and her staff provide fantastic service and great... [more]

Contributed by: Denise Agnew, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hindustan Imports
50 Greens Road, Dandenong, Australia, hindustan.com.au
Hindustan is both a retail shopfront and an online shop. They package their products in a range of sizes, from small sample sizes to 10kg... [more]

Contributed by: Louise Allana, 2 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lilydale Wholesale Meats
Factory 29, Industrial Park Drive, Lilydale, Australia
Don't let the name of the store put you off! You can buy one-kilo packs of meat there too!  At Lilydale you sign up and get a member's card.... [more]

Contributed by: Vivienne Ryan, 3 Jun 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Passionflower Massage and Coffee House
97 Mair Street, Ballarat, Australia, www.passionflowerskin.com/
Passionflower has natural skincare products and gift baskets available in-store and online. Handmade in Ballarat, using cold pressed vegetable... [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 18 Aug 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Hayley Kraulis Beauty Therapy
5 Forbes Place, Hastings, Australia
Being of European heritage I get quite hairy! I have known Hayley Kraulis for nearly 5 years now and have always gone to her for all my waxing... [more]

Contributed by: Cristina Gaylor, 28 Aug 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
SPC Ardmona factory sales
197-205 Corio St, Shepparton, Australia, www.ardmonafactorysales.com.au/
Top Australian brands with 20-70% off normal retail prices, more when overstocked Large car parking and ground level access to all... [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 28 Sep 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Heaven Cent
Watson's Road Shopping Centre, Newcomb, Australia
This op shop has really good stuff. It doesn't have that op shop "smell" and all the clothes are scrutinised before they go into the shop. I do... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 3 Oct 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
VBG ~ Vinnies Budget Groceries
Shop 2, 13 Violet Grove, Wendouree, Australia
Open Monday to Friday only - 10am to 3pm [more]

Contributed by: ~ Mands! :o), 8 Nov 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Basfoods
423 Victoria Street, Brunswick, Australia, www.basfoods.com.au
This is a  warehouse catering to Middle Eastern cookery with a large range of dry goods as well as tinned items many in catering sizes.... [more]

Contributed by: klondike kween, 9 Nov 2010


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Recycled Textbooks
13 Arcade Rd, Hmas Watson, Australia, www.recycledtextbooks.com.au/
Recycled Textbooks  specialises in second hand school books for secondary schools in Victoria. You can buy and sell your textbooks and out... [more]

Contributed by: jape, 20 Dec 2010


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
CasMar Beauty Salon
Lake Tabourie, Australia
Casey does eyelash extensions in her home salon, which only costs $85 instead of the $110+ that other salons are charging. The service is friendly... [more]

Contributed by: Marlea Joyce, 10 Jan 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
House of Nappies
Amata, Australia, www.houseofnappies.com.au
Premium quality disposable  nappies and wipes. Snookums brand. New to Australia. Haven't seen it sold in shops yet. You can order online from... [more]

Contributed by: Bargain Hunter, 13 Jan 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Colorado DFO Moorabbin
Cnr Centre Dandenong Rd and Grange Rd, Cheltenham, Australia
DFO (Direct Factory Outlets) Moorabbin claim to have 100 Big Brands with up to 70% off.  My shopping experience last weekend confirms this.... [more]

Contributed by: Keeping Fit & Healthy, 2 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Tomorrow's Child
1826 Malvern Road, Malvern, Australia, www.tomorrowschild.net.au
Good range of children's clothing (used and new) plus toys and books.  Also has good ideas for gifts for children's birthday parties. [more]

Contributed by: Janet Mackie, 2 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bata Shoes
97 Frankston Gardens Drive, Australia
I recently went here with my three children to stock up on school shoes and runners and managed to buy six pairs of shoes for $150! The service... [more]

Contributed by: Anne Anderson, 5 Mar 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Preston Market
30 The Centreway, Bendoc, Australia
Preston Market has excellent prices for fresh meat and fish. The vegetables are also well priced.  The market has clothing stalls too, but... [more]

Contributed by: Giddy Aunt, 12 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
FOODBIZ
Factories 1&2, 41-45 Railway Avenue, Werribee, Australia, www,foodbizmelbourne,com.au
This store is great for party food, has wonderful products and great brands at a fraction of the price of supermarkets. My favourite are the... [more]

Contributed by: Kim Pastore, 13 Mar 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Pink
53, Drysdale, Australia
Young friendly talented hairdresser with great prices.  A cut, colour, foils and blowwave for medium to long hair costs just $80 and... [more]

Contributed by: Little Miss Princess, 2 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Ivanhoe Pasta Deli
Shop 7c, 4-12 Livingstone St, Ivanhoe, Australia
I came across this little gem when I was working at one of the local hospitals.  I was about to call into Coles to buy some supplies on my... [more]

Contributed by: Claire S, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 3, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Lemnos Foods Factory Sales
10 Bungaleen Court, Dandenong South, Melbourne, Australia
This is a cheese factory outlet, which takes cash only and is open Mondays 12-1 pm. The stock varies from week to week. For example- here are some... [more]

Contributed by: esptm, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 3, Quality: 3, Price: 5
Ck Foodstores
Shop 6/ 285-305 Centre Rd, Australia
I drive ten minutes every week to get my fruit and vegies from CK Foodstores. Whenever I go to a local fruitshop I am shocked by the high prices... [more]

Contributed by: Rivka Cyrulnik, 3 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Bakaloumas Market
218 Old Dandenong Road, Heatherton, Australia
This market is is a greengrocer, bakery, deli and supermarket all rolled into one and run by friendly, helpful Greek people. It sells fresh fruit... [more]

Contributed by: graysunnies, 10 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Dalmore Cold Stores
1015 Manks Road, Dalmore, Australia
This store is small but sells bulk frozen veggies and other assorted frozen goods. Some are brand name such as Edgell, McCain etc. There are also... [more]

Contributed by: klarhet, 15 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Plant Inspirations
Australia, www.ebay.com.au
Plant Inspirations is a fantastic business that sells plants via ebay. They always offer amazing customer service and fantastic prices on all of... [more]

Contributed by: De R, 21 Apr 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Babygoround
I like this site because it is free to use and very easy. Here you can sell and buy second hand baby items and not need pay high fees for it. It's... [more]

Contributed by: Natalia Gomez, 2 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Werribee Birds & Stockfeed
1030 Dohertys Road (Corner Derrimut and Dohertys Road), Tarneit, Australia
This store stocks feed for just about every animal. It's a shed at the back of Tarneit and although it does not look like much from the outside,... [more]

Contributed by: Rachelle Buckley, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
M & U Bella Hair & Beauty Salon
348 Heaths Road, Hoppers Crossing, Australia
Lilly is great! She offers all beauty services from hair to waxing, hair-ups to professional make up. All at great prices and she is extremely... [more]

Contributed by: Rachelle Buckley, 3 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 3, Price: 4
Emerald Garden Nursery
77A Emerald-Monbulk Road, Emerald, Australia
This is a local nursery run by a young couple who are friendly and so helpful. I find the quality and price of plants compares as well as Bunnings... [more]

Contributed by: Maureen Sale, 15 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
GROW ORGANIC
P.O. Box 88, Australia, dimartinoandsons@bigpond.com
I buy all my manures, mushroom compost, pea straw from these suppliers. I saw the advertisement in the  local paper, and found the cost to be... [more]

Contributed by: Maureen Sale, 16 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
SAVERS
Princes Highway, Australia, www.savers.com.au
Mill Park, Brunswick, Dandenong, Footscray, Frankston, Greensborough and Shepparton, Victoria, and Noarlunga, SA. Savers is... [more]

Contributed by: Brianna, 16 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Happy Choice, stockland wendouree
1266 grevillea rd, Wendouree, Australia
Happy choice is a great and cheap shop for when you need a last minute gift, dress ups for the kids, sunnys and/or glasses and much much more! I... [more]

Contributed by: Madison May-Farrar, 17 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
online web store
51 Grace st, Australia, betterworldbooks.com
Our family use this web site to order second hand or new books at fabulous prices. Sometimes they can take a while to get to you but the saving is... [more]

Contributed by: Linda S, 21 May 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Superior Direct
769/781 Springvale Road, Australia, www.superiorfs.com.au
This is a great place to buy food for catering. Chicken is often $6.95 a kilo & bulk rump $5.99 a kilo, they regularly have stock at clearance... [more]

Contributed by: Chooksmom, 21 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Merge
Nicholson Street Mall, Footscray, Australia, NA
Merge is a clothing store in the centre of Footscray. They have fantastic deals on unique clothing items. I recently bought a warm winter coat for... [more]

Contributed by: Leah S, 31 May 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Alpine Country
Mcarthur street, Sale, Australia
We visited this store which sells boat and yacht equipment and found the staff to be extremely helpful and knowledgable. They will always tell you... [more]

Contributed by: Maree T, 20 Jun 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Moodis Cafe
Shp3/ 62 Baxter-tooradin Road, Pearcedale, Australia
Moodis Cafe is a hidden gem in country town Pearcedale on the Mornington Peninsula. With a diverse menu encompassing italian inspired pub style... [more]

Contributed by: Julie Allica, 5 Jul 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Charkas Middle East Foods
Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Australia
This store has a great range of dried beans, lentils and other similar dried goods at fantastic prices. They also sell dry herbs and spices,... [more]

Contributed by: Lisa Docherty, 2 Aug 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Casalare Pasta
37 Crichton Road, Kyabram, Australia, www.casalarepasta.com/
Casalare are an Australian owned and operated innovative manufacturer of premium gluten free pasta and baking products.  The brand is... [more]

Contributed by: flikka, 22 Aug 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Savemore Supermarket
774 Princes Highway (Next to Bunnings), Sandown Village, Australia
Sort of like a scaled down NQR, this hidden gem of a store sells branded and some imported products at less of the RRP. There are canned... [more]

Contributed by: Adel, 2 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Thornton's Removals
28 Mountain View Rd, Kilsyth, Australia
This company had been recommended to me and their price was below what other companies charged; a fair, but reasonable price. The truck turned up... [more]

Contributed by: Diamond Princess, 6 Sep 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
ITZ Computers
58 Charles Street, Newcomb, Australia, www.itzcomputers.com.au/
I just discovered this great little computer shop which is run by Michael Ollis. My computer crashed and died on me and at first he quoted me $399... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 11 Nov 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tip Top Butchers
10 Raymond Road, Laverton North, Australia, www.tiptopbutchers.com.au
I have found a butcher in the western suburbs of Melbourne that is not only cheap, but great quality too. For example, I have purchased a bulk... [more]

Contributed by: Rebbecca V, 17 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
The Famous Arthur Daley's Clearance House
33-37 Swanston St, Melbourne, Australia, www.arthurdaleysclearancehouse.com.au/
Every day is a bargain here!  There is a great range to choose from (see the website), customer service is always good and the people who run... [more]

Contributed by: Arti, 21 Nov 2011


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Spare Change
85 High Street, Thomastown, Australia, www.sparechange.net.au/stores
There are huge savings to be made on a great selection of everyday essentials here. Staff are friendly  and  always  ready to help.... [more]

Contributed by: Arti, 21 Nov 2011


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Fortress Self Storage
320 Lower Dandenong Rd, Mordialloc, Australia, selfstorage.rtrk.com.au
If you have ever had to use storage then you'll know it is of variable quality. What struck me about Milton James and the team is that their... [more]

Contributed by: Mary Oleary, 1 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Riverside Christian Church
Shop 4, 48-50 Mollison Street, Kyneton, Australia
Riverside Christian Church run an op shop as well as a foodbank from this address. You do not have to have a health care card to receive a... [more]

Contributed by: Cheri (2A 3C, 1dog,1cat,7chooks<$100), 12 Jan 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
CERES Fairfood
CERES fairfood is a community group supplying organic, locally owned freshly picked fruit and vegies. You can buy mixed boxes or just order... [more]

Contributed by: Rebecca M, 24 Feb 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Birchip Bakery
47 Cumming Ave, Birchip, Australia
Birchip Bakery is on the main street in Birchip (Sunraysia Hwy). They have excellent pies. their coffee is great - but the ultimate indulgence is... [more]

Contributed by: Lyn B, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Shoestring Market
240 Barker St, Castlemaine, Australia
Shoestring Market is full to the brim, floor to ceiling and spilling out onto the footpath with inexpensive hardware, kitchenware, baskets... [more]

Contributed by: Lynne M, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Booth's Cafe
63 Macleod Street, Bairnsdale, Australia
Booth's Cafe is part of the Bairnsdale Salvation Army Corps.  They have delicious home made meals pies, pasties and hot meals.  They... [more]

Contributed by: Beryl Lee, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Legends on Hansen
20 Hansen St, Corryong, Australia, www.legendsonhansen.com/
Legends on Hansen is great!  We go there at least twice a week; most of the locals meet there for coffee and tea. The meals are cheap and... [more]

Contributed by: Caroline Casey, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
rainbow meats
Chirnside Park Shopping Centre, Maroondah Highway, Chirnside Park, Australia, www.rainbowmeats.com
This butcher is our favourite! They consistently have skin-on chicken fillets for $6.99 on special.   All the staff are really nice... [more]

Contributed by: bj, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Cafe 56
56A Portman Street, Oakleigh, Australia
I have been going to Cafe 56 for years now.  They make the nicest Chinese food and the meal prices are so cheap. For lunch they offer a large... [more]

Contributed by: Natalie Pettett, 1 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Provincial Meats
1235 Plenty Road, Mernda, Australia, www.provincialmeats.com.au/
Provincial Meats in Mernda has a gigantic selection of meats at great prices. They have a wide variety of pre-packaged meats (including deli... [more]

Contributed by: Bec, 3 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Albert's Cafe
44 Binney Street, Euroa, Australia
Albert's Cafe is absolutely superb in all respects: food, service, ambience and value for money! The food is to die for, the ambience is... [more]

Contributed by: W, 4 Mar 2012

Modern Munchkins Cloth Nappies sells nappies, inserts, liners, animal backpacks, lunch bags, and more. They are friendly and helpful and have... [more]

Contributed by: Merrilyn Canning, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Jenkins Orchards
1211 High Street, Wantirna South, Australia
This is a farm outlet where they sell very cheap fruit in season, mainly apples and pears. For example, I picked up eight kilos of seconds apples... [more]

Contributed by: retromamma, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Clark's Shoes Factory Outlet
Darebin Road near Grange Road, Fairfield, Australia
This is a factory outlet selling mainly Clark's children's shoes including old stock, samples and seconds. They also sell ladies shoes, but the... [more]

Contributed by: Takin' the long way around, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Temptation Bakeries
8/213-223 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights, Australia, temptation.com.au/
I discovered this wonderful find while exploring our new neighbourhood.  They are the factory retailers of pies, quiches, sausage rolls, and... [more]

Contributed by: Alice, 25 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Bendigo Woollen Mills
4 Lansell Street, Bendigo, Australia, www.bendigowoollenmills.com.au
Bendigo Woollen Mills sells the most beautiful, high quality knitting wool in 200g balls.  They come in a variety of colours and plys - check... [more]

Contributed by: Bev, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Glenferrie Shoe Repairs (in Troubadour Arcade)
Shop 8, 673 - 681 Troubadour Arcade, Glenferrie South, Australia
Everyone needs to feel confident when dropping their shoes off to be repaired and for that reason alone I'd recommend Glenferrie shoe repairs.... [more]

Contributed by: Rachel Bucknall, 26 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Savers
Princess Highway, Australia
Savers has good second-hand quality products such as shoes, clothing, handbags, furniture and baby items. These sorts of second-hand stores are... [more]

Contributed by: LEANNE M, 27 Mar 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Tip Top Butchers
10 Raymond Road, Laverton, Australia, www.tiptopbutchers.com.au/
My husband buys beef for our spit roast for $8.00 per kilo. Great place! [more]

Contributed by: Elle-Elle, 21 Apr 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Ivanhoe Plaza Lotto
Shop 7a Ivanhoe Plaza, 4 Livingston St, Ivanhoe, Australia
Peter and Joanne run a nice little business here. They sell Canon inks at amazing prices. The inks I need are only $15.95 each! So thrilled to... [more]

Contributed by: SAVINGSANGEL, 25 Apr 2012


Service: 3, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Elizas Fabrics
23 Sun Crescent, Sunshine, Australia
The service is basic, but the choice can be fantastic! There are lots and lots of fabrics, everything from lycra to fur! There are also lots of... [more]

Contributed by: Redhead Mum, 30 Apr 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Resource Rescue Inc.
7/13 Hosie St, Bayswater, Australia, www.resourcerescue.org.au/
Resource Rescue is a bargain art and craft store. All products are items rescued from entering landfill (so it's good for the environment as well... [more]

Contributed by: Emma Harris, 4 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Russell Athletic Outlet
Lake View Drive, Scoresby, Australia, www.russellathletic.com.au/stockists
Russell Athletic Outlet is a fantastic Hidden Gem! It is not a huge shop, but we found a great pair of footy boots for our son for just $29! We... [more]

Contributed by: Joanna D, 9 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Boutique Relove
249 Para Road, Greensborough, Australia, www.facebook.com/pages/Boutique-Relove/190242661034653
Boutique Relove is a second-hand clothing store. However, the owner only selects fashion pieces that are in top condition. They have a Facebook... [more]

Contributed by: Narlina, 13 May 2012


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Dandenong Market
Cleeland St, Dandenong, Australia, www.dandenongmarket.com.au/
I love the Dandenong Market because the bulk-buy fruit, meat, vegies and seafood lasts us (two adults, three kids, one dog and numerous visitors!)... [more]

Contributed by: Squishy squishy, 19 May 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Sweet As
The Glen Shopping Centre, Australia, www.sweetas.net.au/
If you love sweets, lollies or chocolate... this is the shop for you! Especially if you love to save money and still buy top quality lollies and... [more]

Contributed by: Joanna D, 16 Jun 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
grey outdoors tours
The Grey Outdoors Leisure Tours is a small business run by Sandy and Rob Higgins. It's a 12-seater bus tour operation that caters for anyone over... [more]

Contributed by: suanne, 25 Sep 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
The Mill Market
105 Central Springs Rd, Daylesford, Australia, www.millmarkets.com.au/locations/daylesford
The Mill Markets at Daylesford is a huge second hand shop in the back streets of Daylesford. It's open seven days a week from 10am to 6pm. The... [more]

Contributed by: Lynne M, 26 Nov 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Higgins Bakery
121 Wyndham Street, Shepparton, Australia
Established in 1947, Higgins Bakery is a traditional bakery with a modern touch. It is still a part of the Higgins Family and is now run by Mat... [more]

Contributed by: Sally H, 4 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Popeye's Pine
Station Road, Marshall, Australia
This is a guy in his '60s who runs a small business from home. He has all sorts of manure and garden soil for sale but recently he has branched... [more]

Contributed by: Happy Jan, 10 Dec 2012


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Fresh On Young
34-38 Young Street, Moonee Ponds, Australia, www.freshonyoung.com/
I recently discovered Fresh on Young, a fruit and vegie shop, and was very impressed! Their fruit and vegie prices are a lot cheaper than Coles... [more]

Contributed by: April, 9 Jan 2013


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 4
Suga
Royal Arcade Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Australia, www.suga.com.au/
If you live in Melbourne or are planning on visiting, I would suggest going and having a look at Suga, is a small candy store in Bourke St Mall.... [more]

Contributed by: April, 9 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
Lentil As Anything
41 Blessington Street, Australia, lentilasanything.com/
When I first moved to Melbourne, a friend told me about 'Lentil as Anything'. It is a not-for-profit community organisation... [more]

Contributed by: April, 11 Jan 2013

This warehouse-style fruit and vegetable shop has a huge variety of cheap fruit and vegetables, as well as an excellent range of Italian products.... [more]

Contributed by: BB Busterkeys, 12 Jan 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 5
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Contributed by: Kay Tee, 10 Apr 2013


Service: 5, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Tripodi & Taverna Fruit & Veg
11-15 Beveridge Street, Swan Hill, Australia
Offering an ongoing selection of the most commonly used fruit and vegetables, plus a rotation of 'seasonal' options, this is my local go-to for... [more]

Contributed by: Lozzyloo (2A, 3C), 13 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Curtis Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Store
518 Skipton St, Ballarat, Australia
This fruit & vegetable store sells all the usual varieties for a fraction of the price. Last week I bought four 500g punnets of strawberries... [more]

Contributed by: Belle, 14 Jan 2015


Service: 4, Quality: 5, Price: 4
Ross's Quality Nuts
65 Chifley Drive, Preston, Australia, Rqn.com.au
A great range of nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit, baking ingredients and sweets at excellent prices. If you have a lolly buffet in mind for a... [more]

Contributed by: Kate L, 14 Jan 2015