eBay’s CRACKA20 Sale – Anthony’s Favourite Things

Last week I sent you an email listing the Wirecutter’s favourite stuff that’s currently on sale on eBay. If you missed it, it’s up on The Sizzle blog. eBay’s sale is still going and the discount code CRACKA20 is valid until 11:59pm Sunday, so to make hay while the sun shines, this is a list of my favourite stuff – gear I own personally, or have used in the past I can wholeheartedly recommend.

As usual, my affiliate link is in here so I get a few bucks (roughly 2% of each sale). If you’re curious, I made about $200 from the last email I sent out like this. Every item I link here is the cheapest price in Australia once you take into account shipping and credit card fees. Make sure to use the code CRACKA20 to get the 20% off.

I’m also happy to help you with any purchasing decisions too. Like if you need a new monitor, or a router, a TV, some speakers, PC hardware, whatever and don’t know what to get. Just ask! I love pretending to buy stuff.

Continue reading “eBay’s CRACKA20 Sale – Anthony’s Favourite Things”

eBay’s CRACKA20 Sale – Stuff The Wirecutter Recommends

eBay has yet another 20% off sale at selected stores. There’s loads of stuff there, but what’s actually worth forking over money for?

The Wirecutter is one of my favourite websites for finding out if a product is any good. Their in-depth reviews cover the entire product category and they pick one or two products they think are best for most people. I’ve gone through all the Wirecutter reviews to date, taken their top picks, found them on eBay, chucked in my affiliate link and sent you a list.

All items featured here are the cheapest anywhere in Australia, with genuine Australian warranties, no extra card fees and the cost of shipping included. If Wirecutter’s pick is either cheaper elsewhere or only sold on eBay without a local warranty, I haven’t listed it.

Make sure to use the code CRACKA20 on checkout – the sale lasts until the 11th of June, so there’s no huge rush. Some items may sell out early though. Feel free to share this email with your friends. The more people that use these links, the more The Sizzle gets in commission from eBay!

Continue reading “eBay’s CRACKA20 Sale – Stuff The Wirecutter Recommends”

Get The Wirecutter’s Favourite Gear On Sale

The Wirecutter is one of my favourite websites for finding out if a gadget is any good. Their reviews cover the entire product category and pick one they think is best for most people. I’ve gone through all the Wirecutter reviews, taken their top picks, found them on eBay, chucked in my affiliate link and sent you a list.

All items featured here are the cheapest anywhere in Australia, with genuine Australian warranties (no grey market items unless warranty for them is valid in AU), no extra card fees and free shipping. If Wirecutter’s pick is either cheaper elsewhere, not in the eBay sale, or only sold without an AU warranty, I haven’t listed it.

Don’t forget to use code C20TEK – the sale lasts until the 2nd of May. Happy consuming!

Continue reading “Get The Wirecutter’s Favourite Gear On Sale”

Support The Sizzle & Snag A Bargain

I’ve scoured eBay’s 20% off tech sale (coupon C20TEK) for all the items I think are good value. Everything recommended here gets the Sizzle tick of approval. I’ve either used it, owned it or read good stuff about it. I wouldn’t recommend junk to my mates.

All the links have my affiliate link attached. Each sale made via that link gets me around 2% of the purchase price. The Sizzle still isn’t profitable once you account for the time I put into it each day. Affiliate links like these help immensely. Support The Sizzle and snag a bargain! Feel free to spread this email around to whoever you like.

Continue reading “Support The Sizzle & Snag A Bargain”

The Sizzle Needs Your Help!

Hello Sizzlers,

Before I get stuck into today’s issue of The Sizzle, I have some real talk to drop on ya: If The Sizzle doesn’t get to 730 subscribers by the 1st of March 2018, it’ll cease to exist.

Lemme explain.

In March 2018, my wife will take her long service leave and use that money to pay for a two-year long Masters degree (that shit is expensive) so she can get herself a new career. It’ll be awesome for her and I want her to do it. However, that means I’ll return to being the sole income earner in the household.

Fortunately, we are proud cheapskates and can live off what is practically minimum wage – which after taxes and expenses, is the monthly revenue of 730 paid subscribers. If I can’t get 730 people to give me $5 a month for The Sizzle by the time she quits her job, I’ll need to go back to sitting in an office babysitting Linux servers again.

I don’t wanna do that and you probably don’t want me to do that either, as it means I won’t have time to keep writing The Sizzle every day.

This morning the 365th subscriber signed up (hi Iain), so I’m half way there! But I need your help to recruit the next 365 Sizzlers.

There’s a bunch of stuff I’m doing in the background (expect a blog post soon about all the stupid shit I’ve tried and mostly failed at) to try get the word out that The Sizzle is great and that people should grab a 2 week free trial to see for themselves – but by far the best way to convince people to give me their precious email address is a current subscriber banging on about how awesome The Sizzle is. That’s where you come in. Because you’re a current subscriber. That I assume likes The Sizzle, otherwise, why are you giving me money every month?

Chuck up a tweet with https://thesizzle.com.au in it every now and then. Forward an issue to a friend or two that you think will dig The Sizzle. If you’re a member of a Facebook group that might be keen for some Sizzle, pop a link to https://thesizzle.com.au up there too.

A few of you do this already and it’s awesome, but if each of youse just posted something about The Sizzle on the social media network of your choice or forwarded an email to a mate once a week, it’d make a huge difference to ensuring you get your daily doze of The Sizzle until carpal tunnel syndrome takes away my ability to use a keyboard.

Cheers for reading all that and I hope you can make some time to talk up The Sizzle around the joint. Now to start bashing out issue 376!


Issue 358 – Thursday, 23rd March 2017

The greatest sport in the world is back in action tonight (the best team in the world doesn’t play until Sunday afternoon), so I wrote a little thing about how to stream it online this season. The AFL are horrible at streaming stuff online, but this year’s international viewer service is awesome – you just need a VPN to access it. Check it out if you’re into footy.

  • Medium announces how they plan to monetise
  • Someone ripped off $100m from tech companies with an email scam
  • Apple acqui-hires Workflow
  • Kia won’t import EVs into Australia until the government does something
  • Super Mario Run comes to some Android devices
  • Qantas wants startups to do stuff with its vast collection of data
  • Why aren’t there more women in cybersecurity IT jobs?
  • Narcissistic fuckwits learned to code and publish an app

Continue reading “Issue 358 – Thursday, 23rd March 2017”

Issue 357 – Wednesday, 22nd March 2017

  • Google reveals Android O
  • Apple threw some product updates at us last night
  • The USA and UK are banning electronics bigger than a smartphone from Middle Eastern planes
  • Australian companies can now raise capital and reward equity via crowd-funding
  • Facebook is now alerting users when they post fake news
  • Woman shows up to ER with an RFID implant she thinks is tracking her
  • TPG trialling 3.6GHz LTE in Bendigo
  • Candy Crush game show coming soon

Continue reading “Issue 357 – Wednesday, 22nd March 2017”

Issue 356 – Tuesday, 21st March 2017

  • Poms whinging about their ads appearing on shitty YouTube channels
  • Samsung’s take on Siri is called Bixby, plus a bunch of other Galaxy S8 leaks
  • AU government is making a system to verify you online
  • Farmers upset over Fair Work’s new smartphone app
  • Apple doesn’t pay tax in New Zealand
  • Parallels Lite & Veertu – free virtual machine apps for macOS
  • Telstra’s LTE network is very good
  • Very cheap Ubiquiti networking gear

Continue reading “Issue 356 – Tuesday, 21st March 2017”

Issue 355 – Monday, 20th March 2017

  • A malicious tweet gave this guy an epileptic fit and almost killed him
  • Uber’s new president gets the fuck outta there before the stink rubs off
  • 500 Startups will put their AU base in Melbourne
  • Hacker manages to escape a VMware Workstation VM
  • Intel’s very fast SSD
  • More Usborne 80s computer books have been uploaded
  • Google Glass is apparently popular on the assembly lines of America
  • Keep your hands warm whilst using the computer with this mini space heater

Continue reading “Issue 355 – Monday, 20th March 2017”

Weekend Bargains Special Edition

Hello everyone! Even those of you who never ended up paying for The Sizzle but never bothered to unsubscribe!

The glorious 20% off tech eBay sale is still going strong and it’ll run until the 22nd of March. I know you all love these bargains (or so people keep telling me), so I spent a Sunday arvo trawlling through eBay, finding stuff that 1. I would actually recommend buying – stuff I’ve used or reviewed or read about that doesn’t suck and 2. you can’t find cheaper, including postage and credit card fees, anywhere else.

I sent this out to not just those who pay for The Sizzle or are on the free trial, but also those who are still thinking about subscribing. For those people, this is just a taste of the sort of effort I put into crawling the internet for cool stuff every day for paid members. You’re really missing out by not being a paid member of The Sizzle. That’s easily fixed however…

Of course don’t forget to use the code CYBER on checkout to get the 20% off!

Continue reading “Weekend Bargains Special Edition”