ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 112

17th August, 2006. In this issue: Tips for Buying Online, New Trek Note - Puntawarri Track, Pick this Place Competition is Back, Job Vacancy and Caravan Writers Wanted.

Maps, Books - Custom selection of the best on the market specifically for self-drive travellers



Fathers' Day

Dear ExplorOz Reader,
With Fathers' Day just around the corner(Sunday 3rd September) why not check out the Adventure Shop for some useful gifts.

With over 1100 products now being displayed there is sure to be something suitable for any Dad from Fishing Books, Camping Guides, DVD’s, Maps, Atlases, GPS equipment, reference and inspiring books plus plenty more!

10% Newsletter Week Discount

Now's the time to get yourself a great deal. Never before have we offered such a widescale discount covering over 500 products at a reduced rate. But hurry because this sale ends 25th August.

All Maps, All Books, and Membership has been discounted by 10% for the next 7 days. This discount is ADDITIONAL to the 5%Member Money received by Members on qualifying products, which further adds to your savings when you buy from ExplorOz.

And yes, that includesNEW Memberships. Don't put it off any longer - when instead of $50, you can pay just $45 and enjoy the benefits over the next 12 months of being a Member. What better time to join than now!

Existing Members - yes you can buy your renewal now regardless of when you are due to expire. We will add 12mths to your current expiry date so this discount will reduce your $30 renewal fee to just $27. Another great reason to renew your Membership over the next 7 days whilst everything is on sale.

Tips for Buying Online

Most online shops take credit cards, however many do not offer the security of paying direct through a bank-managed system such as that offered on ExplorOz.

Earlier this year we installed the latest and greatest in online credit transaction facilities - the National Secure Internet Payment Service (from NAB). This has enabled us to speed up our order processing system, which means you get your goods faster, your trader ads go online immediately etc, and it also gives you the additional security of knowing that your transaction is being conducted directly with the bank so you are offered the same level of security as you receive using online banking services.

Unlike many online shops, ExplorOz also offers you the choice of calling our office to place your entire order over the phone. Speak to Jackie or leave your details on our answering service.

As a standard payment option, you may also elect to pay direct into our NAB account, or you have the choice of sending a cheque/money order instead - although that will most certainly delay the delivery time as we cannot send your goods before payment is received.

Puntawarri Track

ThePuntawarri Track is an east-west track situated between Jigalong and the Canning Stock Route (CSR).
Sights on the route include Robertson Range; the upper reaches of Savory Creek; the abandoned Puntawarri out-camp surprisingly left with excellent facilities intact; and various wildlife including camels and donkeys and spinifex plains all in a pristine desert environment.

When using PLACES, our system will now automatically detect if there are related posts in the Forum and give you a link to a uniquely coded search output.

Here's an example for you to try: Nullagine scroll down to the Site Results section and select the Related Forum Threads link

Pick this Place Competition is Back

Yes, its back due to popular demand and the efforts of those people who have sent us more material.

Remember, this is all about you sending in Places for others to guess, not just having a guess. So please send in as manyemails as you can with the following;

1. Accurate Place name (Australia only)

2. Tell us a few facts about the Place

3. Provide 2-5 photos of the Place

Job Vacancy

We have a fulltime position available for a Web Content Co-ordinator to join our Perth office. For more details see Job Vacancy on the About Us page. Note that only hard copy applications will be accepted. Applications close Wed 23rd August.

Caravan Writers

We also have a role for freelance writers to prepare a large volume of Trek Notes for publication on ExplorOz specifically to suit caravanners - yes, this includes the popular highway routes. As per our standard Trek Note format, the writer would also need to provide a plot file and numerous waypoints for each trek. ContactMichelle to discuss this opportunity in more detail.


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