Reporter: Georgia Main

It is the craziest sale in the nation -- 200 products going for $10 or less. It's the latest offer from online department store, Catch of the Day and is attracting a purchase every 14 seconds.

Boss Gabby Leibovitch says, "A lot of people are realising that in order to find the best bargains you have to shop online".

The website is on track to post revenue of $120 million this year and that forecast could well become reality with offers like these: Cookbooks for $5.95; children's board games $9.95; cosmetics $7.50; kitchen goods $5.95 -- big brands including L'Oreal, Samsung and Energizer.

"In the last month we've had over 1 million people visit our website. People are becoming confident, their payment details are safe, their transaction details are safe, the goods have arrived as ordered and with a warranty", said James Mooring who heads up Australian and New Zealand's biggest online department store, www.oo.com.au.

James' promise is up to 80% cent off goods. "The confidence motorised treadmill machine pretty much the only motorised treadmill you'll find in Australia for under $200 -- that's going crazy at the moment. The neon LCD TV, RRP $499, sells on oo.com.au for $299.95 saving $200 or 40%. We've got the creative Ziio touchscreen tablet at $299.95 - the cheapest price in Australia", James said.

With 100 new products added to the range every week, Frank Screnci is now an online devotee. "For convenience and saving time. My wife shops here as well", Frank said.

There's not much you won't find discounted online, even if you still prefer to see what you're buying.

If you are wondering where to find cheap alcohol, price comparison website Boozle reveals the cheapest alcohol in your suburb and group buying websites like Spreets offer daily deals up to 90% off.

Deals soon to be on offer are:

Laser teeth whitening for $75 -- a saving of 85%;

5 nights in a Bali villa for 6 people -- not $1650 but $500 -- 70% off

Westfield has made history by becoming the country's first cyber shopping centre, joining retailers like Harvery Norman and Myer going online. Spokesperson Michelle Vanzella says, "It was bound to happen. So far we have 130 retailers in fashion and lifestyle, over 3000 brands there already".

And it's not just Westfield tenants setting up shop in this online mall. Controversially, foreign retailers who are exempt from charging GST or import duty, could also join the site. "Right now we're focused on the Australian market but over time, we are an international company and shoppers are also looking for international brands and activities, so there's no reason why we wouldn't move into international in the future", Michelle said.

"Australians are spending around $20 billion a year -- the most popular products tend to be computers and electronics", said Ian MacGowan, a business analyst from IBIS World.

According to Ian, online shopping is growing almost 8% a year. "Online retail is about nine percent of total retail sales at the moment, so it certainly is giving brick and mortar stores a run for their money", Ian said.

For further information:

Catch of the day deals will be on sale until midday tomorrow. You'll find more deals on www.catchoftheday.com.au





Upcoming deals from Spreets


Mivac Hotels & Resorts -

Brisbane - 1 night's accommodation for 2 people at the elegant Sebel Resort Noosa with a bottle of sparkling wine, bath salts, beach bag & late check out to 1pm. Set in the heart of cosmopolitan Hastings Street, offers location and luxury with an opportunity to enjoy the best Noosa accommodation and Noosa Holidays. Cost $199 instead of $433 saving 54%.


Kobe Jones

- Sydney - Cupid Menu at Kobe Jones for $77 instead of $154 per person saving 50%.


- Sydney - $34 for $85.50 value saving of 60%. Go Kart racing with Kartatak - 2 locations Arncliffe & Villawood


Total Body Cosmetic Clinic

- Sydney Deal & Melbourne - $44 for $249 value saving of 82%. Includes: Micro-dermabrasion, Medical Grade Peel, Hydrating treatment, Soothing Mask. 5 Locations NSW & Toorak Location VIC

Zapped - Melbourne Deal -

$75 for value of $500 saving of 85% includes a 45min UV laser Teeth Whitening Session

-Every customer also gets $200 off their next or follow up session of teeth whitening!!


Imaj Properties

- National Deal - Bali 5 nights in a 3bedroom Villa with private pool for up to 6 people $500 deal for $1650 value saving of 70%


- National Deal - $29 deal for $80 value, for a 40-Page Hard Cover Photo Book. Add Text, Choose the Layout, Create a book online - the New Way to Create a Photo Album. Saving of 64%. Good for Mother's Day.