Advantages of Buying Online


You can shop at any time, drinking coffee while still in your dressing gown.


You can cover so many pages of products in a short amount of time, and find the item(s) you want.

Quick Checks.

You don’t have to worry about buying something you already have at home. You are at home, so you can quickly check to see if you have the item.


There is at least as much variety online as most shops, if not much more. Often out of stock products can still be ordered.

Lower Cost

Items online are subject to minimal storage, transport and display costs. You get the item straight from the warehouse/factory, without paying for a shop assistant and store rent.


Online items can be posted straight to the person you buy the gift for, and there is no extra charge unless they are overseas. Nothing could be simpler and less time consuming than giving the recipient’s postal address. No more lining up at the post office.

No Crowds

No sales pressure. And no Christmas rush


Look at refund policies. As long as an item can be returned there is no real risk.

Make sure you payment system is safe. Talk to your bank about a safe online payment system. PayPal is one option.


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Whether it is diecast models or perfume for girls Australia and New Zealand online site Price Rite Mart had gifts and products for every taste.


Choosing Flooring


Timber Flooring Perth

With all the options for flooring we are spoilt for choice. But it’s not all the aesthetic appeal of a certain wood and financial considerations. Rooms serve different functions, and we should plan for this.


The Room

Look the room and what it will be used for. Will it experience heavy footfall? Will it be subject to safety regulations? Will there be heating under the floorboards/ or perhaps other piping or electrical wiring.


The Overall Picture

Aesthetics look at how all the pieces of something fit together. Pieces that look attractive in isolation can clash when put together. Consider the wall colour, curtains, furnishing and everything else in the room. We need not design around the floor; we might design the rest of the room first install a floor that we know will match. Start looking at the parts of the room that are permanent, and then look at the aspects you want to keep or the objects you want to add.


Parquet flooring – structured mosaic like patterns.

Safety flooring – reduces slip problems.

Laminate – durable best of many types of wood, with no expansion problems.

Floating timber floors Perth – isolation from the subfloor. Great for sound isolation, and easy to replace.

Bamboo flooring Perth – An environmentally sound and lower cost options. Bamboo can be processed to look like many types of wood, and can be made to be quite durable.


Timber floors Perth

When choosing timber floors Perth has many fine options. Consider bamboo, engineered floors and solid timber.

Foreign Reasons

The escape room phenomena has appeared in many countries. It is not difficult to see the precursors to this trend. Escape videos games have been around for more than a generation. And films like the Saw series have a similar premise. Even the James bond book Dr No from the late 1950s has a finale similar to an escape game. But watching the development of the trend does not explain its appeal. Why are escape rooms, and their literary precursors, appealing to us?


A few Chinese journalistic articles have tried to answer this question. They claim modern professional are worked hard in today’s society, keep busy on a strict schedule; this is something that they literally want to escape. Being confined to a small room, even handcuffed, normally shouldn’t   seem like something we should find appealing. But we must remember that it is the escape we are looking forward to. Perhaps we already feel a little confined in our own life, and we want to feel we can escape it, at least symbolically.


Perhaps this should come as no surprise. The term ‘escapism’ has been applied to many form of entertainment for decades. Escape rooms manage to express this more literally, while also being a creative and intellectual exercise.


This is the view of those observing the gamers. But when we participate in the game we experience something different – mostly the dopamine and intense emotion of the situation. Which is not to say we don’t also have the afore mentioned desire to escape our routine lives. Just that we experience a few mild extremes when we do it.


Perhaps it’s what the Australian’s called the ‘claytons’ thing. We can go through the experience in an escape room without actually living experience. There is no risk, only the emotions involved.


Escape room game Sydney

Our motives may differ, which is good lest we all be the same, but try the escape room Sydney siders have found so attractive. Break out of a mindset or bad habit, if not the puzzle before you.

Outdoor Metal

Even with the introduction of plastic and the continual use of traditional wood we still use a fair amount of metal outdoors. Metal railings, fences, backyard furniture and even the occasional sculpture are not unusual. Even with the harsh conditions outside the right metal can still be quite long lasting. It is useful to know the properties of the different materials.


Shaping Methods

Casting – Molten metal is poured into a mould, forming a (usually solid) piece.

Forging – Heated metal is hammered into shape. Rather like a traditional blacksmith.

Extrusion – Molten metal is forced though long pipes, and cools to form tubes.



Iron – Heavy and prone to rust over time. A good primer, paint or galvanizing treatment will prevent rusting, and look rather good. Cast iron tables and chairs make good outdoor furniture, with occasional repainting. Iron fences were once popular, but are replaced by wood or aluminium.

Aluminium – A light and useful metal, which is rust free under moderate conditions. It is less popular for furniture, unless you want something portable, but very popular for fences and barricades. Though it is not easily painted it can be powder coated, giving a fairly good range of colours.

Steel – This is mostly iron alloyed with some other metal and carbon. Combinations that include chromium are virtually rustproof.  These are fine materials, long lasting, but unless they are the rustproof variety they require regular painting.


Balustrade Sydney

Outdoor balustrade fences are often best made of stainless steel or powder coated steel, which is also rust resistant. Unless exposed to extreme salt or chlorine conditions these should be maintenance free.


Pool Fence Sydney

Pool fences are often made from aluminium. This is rust proof, though chlorine from pools will slowly compromise the rust resistant properties. Pool fences should be washed with warm, soapy water every few weeks.

Some Phone Trends

Wi-Fi Phone

We kind of know how this works for us because we have already taken to Wi-Fi for data. Portable phones can connect to a Wi-Fi network and use this for calls, much like we presently use Wi-Fi instead of our own data allotment. The limitations here could be minimal if city wide Wi-Fi becomes the norm; all our calls could be Wi-Fi.


Mobile Augmented Reality

This type of thing was rumoured with Google glass – we are informed of our surroundings as we travel; information about buildings, businesses, opening time, restaurant reviews is at our fingertips. We point our phone, we receive information about the best places to eat and the latest bargains.


Phone Payment

This has always been a question of which system. We long ago grew use to paying electronically. Newer systems look to be near instant money transfers; rather than credit the money transfers straight from the buyers account.


TV phones

Again, not completely new, but streaming the programmes you want instead of tuning into a pre-set schedules channel is now quite common. Many providers, and there are discounts if you have home and phones with the same group. South Korea had TV programmes over the phone line back in 2002, but the bills were very high. Now it is a regular monthly payment, and the service is far better.


Mobile Phone Repairs Sydney

A working phone now supplies more services than ever. ETS Cellular can help with any damaged phone. Don’t miss out on any opportunities; our phones are too important for our lives these days. Get you phone up and working again with ETS Cellular.