Craig reports on the health ratings that leave you seeing stars (at the supermarket), Alex learns why you should think before you ink and Zoe and Kirsten look at the ways packaging tries to influence our purchasing decisions.
Craig gets a check up for his private hospital cover; hunky bachelors abound as Zoe faces an important choice...of comparison websites; and the guilty mum takes an unhealthy interest in kids' health products.
Alex goes ga ga over baby food, Kirsten asks what's in a brand name at the supermarket, and Scott plays a round with golf gear.
The Checkout presents some of your favourite segments in this Factory Seconds episode. Kirsten checks in on hotel booking sites, Ben investigates your rights in online shopping & Alex has a cool look at sunglasses.
The Checkout's final episode for 2016 is a compilation of some of our best stories throughout the year. Andy looks at new phone plans & Jules buys a goat in a pharmacy. Plus Asterisk Man, a superhero for our times.
The Checkout is back for a new season. Ben Jenkins has a reminder about your consumer rights; Kirsten Drysdale examines online ticket re-seller Viagogo; Alex Lee weighs up whether using a travel agent is worth it.
Zoe investigates the nightmare of timeshare holiday accommodation; Craig looks at reverse mortgages for over-55s; The ACCC-CCCC bust open sports betting scams & Alex highlights the trap of automatically renewing payments.
Andy breaks down the cost of dying with a look at the funeral industry; Scott checks out the many ways telcos continue to torture us and in FUTube, Zoe discovers Australia Post are signing people up for junk mail.
Alex Lee unpacks the issues with removalists, in a moving tale. The Tooth Fairy tells Ben Jenkins the 'tooth' about dentists. And in FUTube, Julian Morrow trawls the canned tuna industry with a new sustainability report.
Zoe Norton Lodge investigates how to assert your rental rights in Australia; Scott Abbot discovers Google Shopping's search results are allowing dodgy businesses to prosper & what happens when you can't pay your vet bill?
Craig Reucassel discovers the pitfalls of buying a car; the ACCC-CCC-C lift the lid on the biggest scam in Australia last year and in FUTube, Julian Morrow gets to the bottom of age discrimination in travel insurance.
Kirsten finds something fishy in the world of Omega-3 supplements. Ben shows you how to get a result when you've got a problem with pretty much any purchase. And in FU Tube, Craig shares everyone's frustration with a look at what you can do when your parcel delivery goes awry.
Craig investigates why manufacturers aren't labelling trans-fat in foods; Zoe highlights the normalisation of payday lending & Scott finds out why tapping your debit card instead of swiping can land you with greater fees.
Scott comes to grips with the fact that expensive running shoes aren't worth it; Mark discovers that hearing clinics are basically sales centres & Julian looks at how long a product should reasonably be expected to last?
Zoe navigates the pitfalls of buying a home off the plan; Alex finds out which mozzie repellents actually work; and Ben gets the low down on security holding deposits which can take an age to return to your account.
Zoe looks at the Comm Bank's customer supply program, Dollarmites; Andy looks at commercial weight loss programs; Kate returns in As A Guilty Mum and Kirsten highlights the rise of phantom supermarket brands.