Hey big spender: things to buy with your Melbourne Cup winnings

Spending money

The prize wasn’t as big as you expected, but hey, you came away with something, and now you can buy yourself something nice.

If the winnings were under a grand, but still over a hundred, here are some ideas for you.


Price: $499

When we reviewed it, you couldn’t work out whether you needed it: the world’s first camera that lets you take a picture and refocus later.

And now you can, because with some Melbourne Cup winnings, you can try the future and impress all your friends.

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Apple iPad Mini

Price: $369

It’s only been out for a few days, and reviewers are already calling this the best 7 inch tablet out there.

If you’ve been eyeing off an iPad but didn’t really want a big 10 or 9.7 incher, it’s worth checking this one out.

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Logic3 Ferrari P200 headphones

The Logic3 P200 Ferrari headphones will make you look like one of the pit team. Maybe.

Price: $349

You just watched a horse run around a circuit, and now it’s time to show everyone how rich you feel with a winning horse.

The Logic3 Scuderia Ferrari P200 headphones look more like the gear a Formula One pit crew dons, but plays your music from whatever gadget you’re plugged into, whether it’s your iPhone, Android, tablet, or home theatre system.

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Nespresso U

Price: $299

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee, and the Nespresso U makes one of those, taking the Nespresso pod system and making a more portable and fairly automatic system.

You can find it in a few colours, and it’s so easy to use, you just select a cup size, drop your favourite pod in, close it up, and see your drink appear before your eyes.

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Fitbit One

Price: $120

Looking for an encouraging way to lose weight? Add a bit of technology to your life.

The Fitbit One is a reasonably inexpensive gadget that you bring with you all day, letting it monitor your daily steps, distance, burned calories, and even sleep. In fact, if you have problems getting up, it’ll even help you out there.

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