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Housewives desperate for deals head online

  • Online demand for gadgets and devices fell 5 per cent
  • Aussies bought more than 42,000 fashion items on eBay daily
  • Shoppers spent an estimated $11.1bn online in the past year

CLICK-HAPPY housewives are helping drive Australia’s internet spending spree, with sales of cosmetics, clothes and online department store items jumping 20 per cent in the past 12 months.

The NAB Online Retail Sales Index found that while online demand for other products such as household appliances and electronic devices fell 5 per cent in the year to April, strong sales in other, female-dominated categories helped prop up the result.
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