Top five bargain-hunting websites

These five websites are a bargain-hunter’s paradise. Visit the world’s largest online garage sale, or get exclusive deals delivered to your inbox. The world is your bargain-hunting oyster.

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Cudo is one of those massive deals websites. It offers travel deals, city deals (for example cheap meals at expensive restaurants), household goods and fashion items. You don’t have to sign up to view the website, but if you do you’ll receive a daily email with new offers. The difference with Cudo is that a deal only goes live if enough people sign up to buy the item, which means it can offer very low prices.

iKoala is another good deals website which offers experiences, travel deals, ‘stuff’, electronics and homewares. The nice thing about iKoala is that it is Australian owned and operated, so you’re supporting a local business. You don’t have to wait for enough people to sign up to get an iKoala deal – they are all available at the advertised price.

MyNetSale works a little differently to other deals websites. You sign up for free, and then at 7am each day an email will drop into your inbox announcing the next 72-hour sale. MyNetSale focuses on luxury fashion items, and you can get some really good deals on big-name brands. The deals are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be sure to get in before the competition.

Gumtree is a website on which Australians can sell second-hand items. It has essentially taken the place of The Trading Post, and savvy bargain hunters can often find seldom-used or new-second-hand items for a fraction of the retail price. You can buy almost anything on Gumtree, from fashion to furniture, pets to pools and even entire houses.

What is your favourite website for bargain-hunting? Why not share your thoughts in the comments below?