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I'm Tracy Grimshaw. Welcome to 'A

Current Affair'. Tonight - the big

squeeze, the car wash cowboys

trying to sell us what we don't

really need. And how does your

supermarket mince rate? Shopping

from home in America, the easy way

it buy online from the US. And the

cheeky video that catches the lads

sneaking a peak at the ladies. But

first the knot so subtle art of up

selling when you're talked into

buying sold you don't really need

and some of the best examples can

be found in the car washing

industry. I want to get my car

cleaned but what would you

recommended. It's the easiest 75

bucks you can make. The kings of

upselling. These businesss have

thrived over the last few years

with water restrictions and people

not being able to do these things

at home. How how much will they

charge to watch wash a car that's

already clean. We have taken two

veebs to see how they scrub up.

We're being helped by car detailer

Glenn Taylor, tell what you say

you've done. We've done what we

would consider a clean that

somebody would do at home. A basic

hose down, wash and shammy dry.

Quickly vacuumed the inside of the

car and cleaned the glass on the

outside. We want to get our car

cleaned. At our first stop we were

offered one of their most expensive

cleaning packages. It's a number 3.

A very comprehensive clean. A $55

clean for a Karratha Glenn washed

just an hour earlier. The results

were less than impressive.

Definitely the floor matters in my

opinion, I would suggest they were

cleaner when we took it in than

what they're now.. At our second

stop the employee remarked that the

car wasn't dirty no. Surprise there.

He actually indicated to us that

the car is pretty clean. Basically

he offered a wash, vacuum and

windows service and the wheels done

also. But he was still happy to

charge us $30 for another pointless

job. You would like them come out

and tell you to go away, that your

car doesn't really need cleaning.

So much for the CRV. What about the

Golf GTI? Our producer spent $300

getting it wash and polished before

hitting the car wash. The first

wanted to charge $85 for a basic

detail. Bloke had a good look over

it. Told me it probably needed a

detail. $95 but because they

weren't busy he would charge me $85

for the privilege. The second one

insisted the car was so clean it

didn't need washing at all. He

complemented me on how clean it was.

The third tried to sell a luxury

cleaning package at $350. He wasn't

willing to negotiate on price.. If

you want to use one of these

superior car washs work out what

sort of service you want and how

much you're willing to pay. Choice

says if it comes to getting your

car cleaned be prepared to stand

your ground with expert salesmen.

Otherwise they'll try to upsell to

you and offer you the most

expensive option. So be clear on

the car wash you want that day. Now

back to the gleeming CRV - it's

been washed no less than three

times. At our next car wash yet

another hard sell for all the bells

and whistles. A spot free wash,

detailing and all the floor matters

vacuumed and shampooed. I couldn't

believe that I have sold them a 75

service for a Karratha basically

needs a vacuum. But our final stop

proved yet again that not all car

washers would take top dollar. They

came and look at the car and said

you dopbl need a little bit of work.

$17. If you don't want to pay the

price that is Superior car washs is

charging you, my advice is to hit

the car in reverse, back out and

find the hose at home. At the end

the day these car washs are there

to make money. They will tell you

the $79 wash. It's up to you as the

customer to say "yes" or "no". We

contacted the Australian car wash

association about some of these

issues. They commented that the

hand wash sector of the industry is

the least regulated. To supermarket

mince - this once humble meat is so

readily available in different

grades we thought we would go a

Butcher to see what is best. For

$10 a kilo you can get a good

quality mince with a low fat

content. Cheap mince can be better.

Mince isn't just mince any more;

like all things it's gone to grade

school, been tested, ranked and

categorised. There are three types

- types, regular and extra lean...

Three fat contents and generally a

dollar in between the two. It seems

- simple for Adam, a butcher, but

for the rest of us the differences

may not be so obvious. How big are the differences in fat content?

Regular mince has about 85 per cent

meat. The Premier, about 90 per

cent and extra lean generally

around 95. In some butcher shops

you can get the extra lean up to 9

per cent fat free. So 2 per cent

fat Yes. If you look on the

packaging at Coles the mince is

labeled three, four or five star -

Woolies uses words like premium or

heart smart. Generally the lower

the grade the lower the price and

quality. Apart from the label is

there a way you can tell this is

the lower grade meat When you pull

it apart you can see a lot of fat

in there. That's OK if you're using

it for the right product, what

you're making at home. Anyone's

from the butcher is usually four

star or premium and in line with

the supermarket brands can be

picked up for around $10 a kilo.

What meat goes into mince?

Generally top side. Middle of the

range, top side with a little bit

of fat. With the cheaper mince, our

three star, we normally use

trimming was a bit of fat. If you

have high cholesterol or heart

problems without doubt the best one

is the low fat content, five star

premium minces. This nutritionist

says that spending the extra couple

of dollars is a good investment for

people on a diet. If you want to

lose weight go for the lowest cut

of meats around 5 grams or less.

Again, that's usually heart smart

or five star. Some butchers also

sell premium mince with only 2 per

cent fat. One more tip - if you

break open the meat and notice a

change in colour, it's not a sign

that the meat is off. It's natural

for meat to turn brown once it's

exposed to air. But for some reason

over the year we've been educated

to think that really red meat is

fresh. She recommends cooking it

within a day or two. There is no

need to buy top quality all the

time. Sometimes the cheaper one can

be better. When it comes to the

family budget let's face it, we

can't afford the top stuff all the

time but that's mums say that's not

a problem - sometimes they even

prefer the cheaper mince. For

things like tortihlas they

recommend saving money and using

three star mince because it's easy

to drain away the fat. You can

spoon it away. The only difference

between high grade and low grade is

the high fat content. For things

like costas premium is preferred.

Another option, it takes longer but

it improves the quality and taste

of the dish, is you can rinse it. -

in hot water. And that's basically

just getting rid of all of that

extra fat and reducing the content

by up to 50 per cent. For oven

baked dishes like beef Wellington

where you can't drain the fat

choose extra lean. You can save a

lot of money. Some good ideas there.

More information on our website.

Coming up on 'A Current Affair' -

caught from behind, an eye-level

view of what blokes really think

about. You look at the front, it's

all good too but I'm a butt man.

William Shatner says he finds it

hard to say no which may explain

why this Hollywood veteran is going

strong even as he approaches his

80th birthday. This is my place ,no

question about that. And there

isn't. The room is a homage to one

man only, every wall and desk

adorned with pictures of him. This

is my granddaughter. They were

advertising bleep my dad says. So

my granddaughter said to her mother

there is pappas... It's a face

known to the world as well as it is

to his family. After a career

spanning almost 60 years there

isn't much he hasn't done, acting,

directing, producing, singing,

advertisements, horse riding.

Approaching the respectable age of

80 he is yet to you will in the

reins So much to do so little time.

It was a low budget science fiction

flop that introduced the world to a

young William Shatner. We will

complete your examinations tomorrow.

The show was initially cancelled

and he hit rock bottom, sleeping in

a trailer. But years later the star

directly franchise was born. What

do you think your life would be

like without captain James T Kirk.

I don't know. Many superb actors

are not working - bagging groceries

right now. I might have been one of

those. Instead he starred in 7 star

directly movies, wrote a - Star

Trek movies. I like captain Kirk.

Back in those early days you were a

good looking man surrounded by

plenty of good looking women. Did

you misbehave in the early days?

Totally. Are you kidding? It was

incredible. While he has never

drifted too far from the orbit of

Star Trek he has become famous for

lending his face and voice to

almost anything from commercials to

a questionable Beatles cover.

(SINGS) # Lucy in the sky with

diamonds. Even a spoken version of

wrestling's best theme songs. Is

there anything thank you say no to?

I have evolved into saying yes to

as many things as possible. I want

- I want the adventure. I want the

excitement. I want the exploration.

Look, why would I want to do an

interview on Australian television?

Because I wanted to meet Denham. I

thought you were promoting a show.

Oh, that's right. He is beaming

into Sydney and Melbourne to give

fans the equivalent of an audience

with God.. I'm looking forward to

being with you. Then there is

William Shatner Live. A collection

of stories, including the time he

auctioned a kidney stone. The phone

rings and said they're a gambling

company that will give you $25,000.

I said my kidney stone is worth

more, it's worth $10,000. They said

what about $75,000. Considering you

raised 75,000 with it have you

thought of possibly passing a few

more? No, I was thinking of other

organs. A Golden Globe, an Emmy and

new TV series. Retirement age went

by a long time ago. I'm so excited

by life. Here I am at this

dottering age of 80, people I know

are either dead or spittle is

coming out the sides of their mouth

and my juices still flow. It's hard

to retain. Get older, something you

want to keep in flows out and

something you want to... Tracy, I'm

so looking forward to meeting you,

come to the convention at Sydney or

Melbourne on the 1st or 2 and.

Shake your hand, give you a

little... On the cheek. I'm a lucky

girl. A kiss from Captain Kirk.

That's something I never thought I

would get. You can catch him live

in Brisbane. Tickets on sale next

Monday. Details on our website.

With the Aussie dollar stronger

than ever before there has never

been a better time to jump online

and grab a bargain. Some of the

best deals are in the US and there

is no limit to what you can buy. A

lot of people actually use shopping

online as a way to save money.

You're not only saving but getting

more for your money. Ever seen a

steal on the internet from the

likes of maceys or Blooming dales

but can't get it because the

company won't ship to Australia. We

have an answer. You can buy all of

that stuff. Look at the loot. These

are about $130 cheaper. 170 we paid

for that. This is a great brand. We

brought those on sale from Converse,

shiped here. Two pairs. The

cheapest we could find it here was

$15.80. We bought that on USA...

All bought from the comfort of her

own home with the help of website

pricedom. People can buy anything

from the website. As long as it's

legal we can get it. Karolyn set up

the site after she couldn't buy

party supplies online. She acts as

a Go Between shiping thousands of

items from overseas to happy

customers in Australia. People go

to the website. There is an order

form. You just have to tell me what

you want, how much it is, where you

want to buy it from an any other

detail that is may be relevant. For

a 5 per cent fee it will be

delivered to your door in roughly

about two weeks. Look at retail

stores, she says she has 20,000

customers. The most popular items

would be clothes and shoes, because

they're seasonal. You have to think

about when you buy from the USA,

sale time is the coming season for

us, so you can find great bargains.

There are electronics such as

mobile phones, toys are very

popular. Books. We do a lot of

snowboards to Australia. For some

reason they just can't get the

snowboards. They're cheaper. So

that's a big one. We do a lot of

hiking, camping gear. Outside of

sporting goods we do a lot of

clothing, designer clothing, purses

and probably the next biggest would

be auto parts. Another online

loophole, why not purchase a US

address. You can click on sign-up

now, receive receive that US

address and use that address as

they go shopping. Devon Knight from

Bongo International says with the

strong dollar shopping has never

been bigger. They don't want to

deal with the shiping, the fraud

and the returns. So we're able to

handle all that for the retailers.

Finance expert Virginia Graham is

so confident about online shopping

she ordered that most sacred of

items, her wedding gown, from the

US. I looked online for a wedding

dress and it urned out to be a

tenth of the price it would would

have been here. She has some

warnings, however. The main things

are that the exchange rate could

vary, the mailing costs could be

high. You might have to pay taxes

from that country. You don't know

who you are buying from. It could

be someone fraudulent. It's worth

pointing out that you should be

careful when buying electronics

were America. You must make sure

they've been certified for use in

Australia otherwise you could end

up with something that doesn't work

here. Next on acurrent affair, rear

view girl, the cheeky video that

catches the lads sneaking a peak at

Why should we care about active ingredients in our medicines? Active? Is that a super-fit ingredient? Why don't we read medicine labels? Phenapennaoxy? You don't need to know how to pronounce what's in your medicines. Just the right questions to ask. Be MedicineWise. You can get it all here at the lowest prices. 2-step folding ladder, only $18.90. Makita circular saw, $138. Stanley tape measure, $9.86. SONG: # Bunnings Warehouse! #

Lowest prices are just the beginning.

This program is captioned live. Why

Hollywood always gives stars

another chance. Join the fun

tomorrow. Welcome back. A big win

for the unions tonight with the

news that sacked Australian tradies

from a surfers paradise

construction site have got their

jobs back. Earlier this week we

reported on the Aussie tilers stood

down from the Seoul high rise

development reportedly replaced by

cheap Korean labour. Other tilers

walked off and now they've been

reinstated. As an experiment it was

cheeky, stick a girl inside a

girl's back pocket and see what it

finds out. At first they pretend

they're not interested. But then

when they think you can't see

them... Women are better at it. Men

get caught. Nice to see that

everything we thought about blokes

is true. You all can't resist a

nice butt. We've all done it., a

double take on someone after

they've walked past. American based

Kiwis Jesse and Riannen are stars

since their video hit YouTube. They

wanted to catch on camera what goes

on behind them and what a gotcha

it's turned out to be. The men fall

over themselves while women

certainly aren't as... Well,

appreciative. Men want to have her,

women want to be her so that he

will have her. Allan Pease. The day

a man stops pefrbg it's over

because he has no interest in love,

sex and romance any more. In the

interests of let's say science we

thought we would replicate the

experiment here to see what happens

behind an Australian girl's back

when she walks down the street. As

luck would have it I happen to know

a girl perfect for this story.

Crazy, but not subtle at all. In

fact what our model caught on

camera is even funnyer than the

YouTube clip. We will reveal all in

a moment. It would be good to go

out just you and me. You've got to

be kidding me. You just checked out

that girl's butt. In the movie

'Hall Pass' Owen Wilson gets well

and truly sprung by his wife. And

the proof doesn't get much better

than this. Seems Aussie blokes love

a look-back. It doesn't matter what

the front looks like but you can

use your imagination when you get

to the back view. My wife says it

doesn't matter where you get your

appetite, just as long as you

starve at home! So we're all perves

deep down. I would hate to think my

bloke wasn't looking at other women.

Means he still has got the juices

flowing and we like that. Who do

you think are the worst offenders

today? I think tradies. Guys on

work sites, definitely. Because we

work on the street and we see them

walking past all day every day - we

get good at it. Makes the word go

around. We love it. Men will be

looking at women's rear ends for

the next million years just like in

the past. The other lesson there is

that capacitys go anywhere. After

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This program is captioned live.

Next week, intersection chaos, it's

enough to drive you mad. Give way?

No way. Have a look at that. On 'A

Current Affair', Australia's

intersection chaos. Oh! Drivers so

confused no one has a clue what to

do. We put the country's most

ridiculous intersections to the

test. Plus, our exclusive look at

the all natural appetite such

pressent discovered by Aussie

university researchers. You can see

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