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

Loose clanky bits of change

So you didn’t win as much as you thought. No worries, at least you won something for your troubles, and now you can reward that effort with something cheap.

Apple iPod Shuffle

Price: $55

Apple’s tiny portable music player hasn’t changed much over the years, and that’s a good thing, because it’s already as close to perfection as it gets.

Built out of aluminium and easily clipped onto your clothing, it’s a 2GB media player that’s insanely easy to use, and cheap to boot.

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RHA MA350 earphones

Price: $50

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: most people need better earbuds, with the average customer sticking with just whatever came with their phone or media player.

RHA’s inexpensive earphones aim to be the solution, offering aluminium in-earphones, a fabric cable, titanium-coated mylar drivers, and a price that won’t take your ears – or your winnings – too much.

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Kambrook Soft Scoop Ice Cream Maker

Price: $45

Have you got kids, and did you think about them when you were placing your bets? Think about them now with your winnings, and reward them with a $45 ice cream maker that can churn out a lovely bowl of the cold delicious stuff in under ten minutes.

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RescueTec Recovery Bag

Price: $30

In the event that you don’t win as big as you like, and you accidentally knock a few beers on your phone, you may want to consider the RescueTec, a device that helps phones and other gadgets from drowning by using a compound similar to silica gel to absorb all the water and bring them back to life.

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