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Fire-Sale Alert: Tesco Direct is Sluicing the Junk out of its Warehouses Ahead of July 9 Closure

A machine that cooks chips. A plastic bed with a pink princess on it. Lamps and duvets and curtains and things. That's what you can expect to find in the Tesco Direct pre-shutting clearance sale, should you be bothered enough to sort through the intermixed pages of deals and not-really-deals to find the genuine discounts. Read More >>

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Toys R Us is Properly Closing on April 24

The remaining UK branches of Toys R Us are about to close forever, with the administrators giving the shop a final death day of April 24. When any remaining bent-box Barbies will be binned and 2,000 staff lose their jobs. Read More >>

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Amazon’s Easter Sale Starts on 19th March

It feels like Amazon has more sales than DFS, with every possible special day or time-period coming with discounts on stuff - even if they only apply to Echos and other Amazon-made devices. Easter is no exception, and the retail giant has confirmed that its sale starts on 19th March. Read More >>

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Fire Sales Start at Doomed Toys R Us Branches

The great cull of Toys R Us branches is about to get under way, with the financially besieged retailer starting the clearing out process at the 25 locations it's about to board up for good. Read More >>

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Black Friday Boosts the UK’s Bottom Line

The online free-for-all that is Black Friday is now so ingrained in society that it's having a noticeable impact upon the UK's sales figures, with November's national accounts spiking upwards because of everyone buying Bluetooth speakers they don't really need. Read More >>

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Amazon UK Resorts to Driving Around in a Van Selling Speakers

Apparently there's a thing in America where Amazon drives a lorry about town, a bit like the Coca-Cola lorry, only with consumer electronics and food inside it. They're bringing it over here now too, so get ready to have the life sucked out of you by the misery of the Treasure Truck -- the Black Friday that turns up outside your house playing a little tune. Read More >>

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Virgin East Coast is Halving the Price of Over 500,000 Tickets

Trains are expensive, there's no doubt about that, but Virgin East Coast is doing something about that. Not permanently, but it is slashing prices of over 500,000 tickets between now and 28th August. Read More >>

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Amazon UK Might Soon Sell You a Car

Rumour has it that Amazon's UK division might be about to start selling cars online, as a trial of the service in the Italian market hasn't put it off the idea. Read More >>

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UK Electric Car Sales Hit All-Time High*

The extremely slow stroll to electric car adoption seems to have upped its pace ever so slightly, with figures covering the UK's new car sales saying that sales of all-electric and hybrid vehicles in the UK have reached a new high. Read More >>

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Limber up for Today’s Blink-And-You’ll-Miss-It £1 Honor 8 Flash Sale

Huawei subsidiary Honor has thought of a pretty effective way of distracting us from all of the weird stuff happening right now, and is selling a selection of its wares for just £1 between 8am and 8pm. Read More >>

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Uber Drivers Are Now Selling Solar Panels During Rides

I hope you like talking to your Uber driver, because things could be getting a lot chattier during rides soon. Geostellar, an online marketplace for solar panels, is testing an unusual sales tactic by enlisting Uber and Lyft drivers to sell panels to riders. Read More >>

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Queen Beats Abba to Top UK’s All Time Album Sales Chart

The tracker of UK record sales has released data covering the country's entire history of album numbers, revealing that Queen, Abba and the Beatles are unsurprisingly what most people buy and listen to all the time. Adele's the youngest upcomer, with her 21 earning the fourth place in the UK's all time album sales listings. Read More >>

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Kanye’s ‘Life Of Pablo’ Fails to Chart Thanks to Tidal Exclusive

The latest chapter in the life of internet curiosity Kanye West appears to have taken a darker turn, with his latest album failing to touch the US or UK charts -- presumably due to being an exclusive on dwindling music streaming resource Tidal. Read More >>

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Half of Everyone Switched on Apple Things for Christmas

Smug teens activating expensive Apple devices are still the cover image of the modern Christmas, with very nearly half of all new device activations tracked on Christmas day made up of Apple-badged phones and tablets. Read More >>