The Checkout is a consumer affairs television series on ABC TV featuring segments that examine the practices and methods of manufacturers, retailers, service providers and advertisers. The show adresses all manner of consumer issues that affect your life and help you save money.

Using a humorous style, the show highlights practices that are misleading, dishonest, unfair or occasionally even illegal or unethical. Often segments will target types of services or products rather than individual brands or companies.

Topics covered include saving on electricity bills, swapping light bulbs to save money, when cancellation fees in mobile plans can be challenged.

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