Bargain Sales

Everton forward Romelu Lukaku listed for sale in local paper’s …

Classified ads in local papers often throw up the odd bargain. A nice table and chair set, some unwanted garden furniture, and even a Belgian international with 71 Premier League goals to his name.

At least that’s the case if you got Friday’s edition of the Liverpool Echo.

Because as our friends on Merseyside report[1], a certain Romelu Lukaku[2] was listed for sale for the bargain fee of just £85 in their paper on Friday, perhaps alerting Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho to the possibility of snapping him up for a lot less than the £80m the Everton striker is apparently available for.

Anyone got a spare £85? (Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire)

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A Merseyside-based joker decided to list Lukaku as being for sale – just in case anyone out there wasn’t aware he might fancy pastures new this summer.

The ad reads ‘Romelu Lukaku top class player unwanted at Everton.

‘Very good price, international!!! £85.00 @ Everton or call Uncle Bill.Or Farhad Moshiri will also take the call.’

Whether Lukaku sees the funny side is another matter.

The 24-year-old got the hump over a recent social media saga when he was filmed playing five-a-side on some Chelsea-branded pitches in LA recently[3] .

He took to his Instagram account on Wednesday to post another video of him playing on an un-branded pitch with a sullen message.

How Lukaku, who is used to gracing the Echo’s back page due to his goalscoring exploits over the summer, reacts to the joke ad is anyone’s guess.

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References

  1. ^ Because as our friends on Merseyside report (www.liverpoolecho.co.uk)
  2. ^ Romelu Lukaku (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ some Chelsea-branded pitches in LA recently (www.mirror.co.uk)

12 Best Deals From Macy’s Huge July 4th Weekend Sale

Stylish swimsuits for summer beach trips

Our pick: MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist-Front Halter One-Piece Swimsuit[1] ($55.99, originally $112)

PREVENTION PREMIUM: 9 Easy Backyard BBQ Recipes [2]

And cover-ups to take you from the shore to supper, too

Our pick: Raviya Tie-Dyed Lattice-Back Maxi Dress Cover-Up[3] ($26.99, originally $54)

MORE: 14 Beach Cover-Ups That Are Actually Cute [4]

Crisp white sneakers that go with any summer outfit

Our pick: Adidas Gazelle[5] ($59.99, originally $79.99)

A dress or two for all the weddings you have coming up

Our pick: INC International Concepts Flounce-Hem Maxi Dress[6] ($58.99, originally $119.50)

Makeup in the season’s hottest colors

Our pick: Bobbi Brown Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette[7] ($37.50, originally $50)

MORE: 4 Tips For Sweat-Proof Makeup [8]

Must-have kitchen appliances

Our pick: KitchenAid Architect 5 Qt. Stand Mixer[9] ($349.99, originally $499.99) (Psst! These 10 kitchen tools can help you lose weight[10]. And they’re all available on Amazon!)

New pillows for your best night’s sleep ever

Our pick: Calvin Klein Diamond-Grid Feather & Down Medium Support Pillow[11] ($33.99 at checkout with code FOURTH, originally $80)

Sheets that will keep you cool during hot summer nights

Our pick: Martha Stewart Collection 100% cotton sheets[12] (prices vary)

Designer denim you’ll wear all year

Our pick: Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans[13] ($144.99, originally $195)

Sparkly summer jewelry—buy a gift for a friend, or for yourself

Our pick: Giani Bernini Cubic Zirconia Flower Stud Earrings [14]($13.99, originally $75)

Chic sunglasses that flatter every face

Our pick: Sunglass Hut Collection Aviators[15] ($79, originally $129)

MORE: 7 Cute Sunglasses You Can Buy On Sale Right Now​[16]

Sweat-wicking workout clothes for summer workouts

Our pick: Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra[17] ($29.99, originally $35)

References

  1. ^ MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist-Front Halter One-Piece Swimsuit (www.macys.com)
  2. ^ 9 Easy Backyard BBQ Recipes (www.prevention.com)
  3. ^ Raviya Tie-Dyed Lattice-Back Maxi Dress Cover-Up (www.macys.com)
  4. ^ 14 Beach Cover-Ups That Are Actually Cute (www.prevention.com)
  5. ^ Adidas Gazelle (www.macys.com)
  6. ^ INC International Concepts Flounce-Hem Maxi Dress (www.macys.com)
  7. ^ Bobbi Brown Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette (www.macys.com)
  8. ^ 4 Tips For Sweat-Proof Makeup (www.prevention.com)
  9. ^ KitchenAid Architect 5 Qt. Stand Mixer (www.macys.com)
  10. ^ 10 kitchen tools can help you lose weight (www.prevention.com)
  11. ^ Calvin Klein Diamond-Grid Feather & Down Medium Support Pillow (www.macys.com)
  12. ^ Martha Stewart Collection 100% cotton sheets (www.macys.com)
  13. ^ Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans (www.macys.com)
  14. ^ Giani Bernini Cubic Zirconia Flower Stud Earrings (www.macys.com)
  15. ^ Sunglass Hut Collection Aviators (www.macys.com)
  16. ^ 7 Cute Sunglasses You Can Buy On Sale Right Now​ (www.prevention.com)
  17. ^ Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra (www.macys.com)

12 Best Deals From Macy’s Huge 4th Of July Weekend Sale

Stylish swimsuits for summer beach trips

Our pick: MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist-Front Halter One-Piece Swimsuit[1] ($55.99, originally $112)

PREVENTION PREMIUM: 9 Easy Backyard BBQ Recipes [2]

And cover-ups to take you from the shore to supper, too

Our pick: Raviya Tie-Dyed Lattice-Back Maxi Dress Cover-Up[3] ($26.99, originally $54)

MORE: 14 Beach Cover-Ups That Are Actually Cute [4]

Crisp white sneakers that go with any summer outfit

Our pick: Adidas Gazelle[5] ($59.99, originally $79.99)

A dress or two for all the weddings you have coming up

Our pick: INC International Concepts Flounce-Hem Maxi Dress[6] ($58.99, originally $119.50)

Makeup in the season’s hottest colors

Our pick: Bobbi Brown Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette[7] ($37.50, originally $50)

MORE: 4 Tips For Sweat-Proof Makeup [8]

Must-have kitchen appliances

Our pick: KitchenAid Architect 5 Qt. Stand Mixer[9] ($349.99, originally $499.99) (Psst! These 10 kitchen tools can help you lose weight[10]. And they’re all available on Amazon!)

New pillows for your best night’s sleep ever

Our pick: Calvin Klein Diamond-Grid Feather & Down Medium Support Pillow[11] ($33.99 at checkout with code FOURTH, originally $80)

Sheets that will keep you cool during hot summer nights

Our pick: Martha Stewart Collection 100% cotton sheets[12] (prices vary)

Designer denim you’ll wear all year

Our pick: Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans[13] ($144.99, originally $195)

Sparkly summer jewelry—buy a gift for a friend, or for yourself

Our pick: Giani Bernini Cubic Zirconia Flower Stud Earrings [14]($13.99, originally $75)

Chic sunglasses that flatter every face

Our pick: Sunglass Hut Collection Aviators[15] ($79, originally $129)

MORE: 7 Cute Sunglasses You Can Buy On Sale Right Now​[16]

Sweat-wicking workout clothes for summer workouts

Our pick: Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra[17] ($29.99, originally $35)

References

  1. ^ MICHAEL Michael Kors Twist-Front Halter One-Piece Swimsuit (www.macys.com)
  2. ^ 9 Easy Backyard BBQ Recipes (www.prevention.com)
  3. ^ Raviya Tie-Dyed Lattice-Back Maxi Dress Cover-Up (www.macys.com)
  4. ^ 14 Beach Cover-Ups That Are Actually Cute (www.prevention.com)
  5. ^ Adidas Gazelle (www.macys.com)
  6. ^ INC International Concepts Flounce-Hem Maxi Dress (www.macys.com)
  7. ^ Bobbi Brown Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette (www.macys.com)
  8. ^ 4 Tips For Sweat-Proof Makeup (www.prevention.com)
  9. ^ KitchenAid Architect 5 Qt. Stand Mixer (www.macys.com)
  10. ^ 10 kitchen tools can help you lose weight (www.prevention.com)
  11. ^ Calvin Klein Diamond-Grid Feather & Down Medium Support Pillow (www.macys.com)
  12. ^ Martha Stewart Collection 100% cotton sheets (www.macys.com)
  13. ^ Hudson Jeans Skinny Jeans (www.macys.com)
  14. ^ Giani Bernini Cubic Zirconia Flower Stud Earrings (www.macys.com)
  15. ^ Sunglass Hut Collection Aviators (www.macys.com)
  16. ^ 7 Cute Sunglasses You Can Buy On Sale Right Now​ (www.prevention.com)
  17. ^ Nike Pro Classic Sports Bra (www.macys.com)

For yards sale success, it’s all about the signs

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When it comes time to sell a bunch of unwanted household goods, the traditional American way of doing so is via the yard sale.

Frequented by early rising seniors and bargain hunters alike, yard sales are an indelible part of the summer season on par with fireworks and ice cream trucks.

There’s just one problem: having the yard sale isn’t enough. You’ve got to do some marketing.

The conventional means of attracting customers is the old-fashioned, hand-drawn sign, complete with directional arrow, and word of mouth. Indeed, as the weather turns warm, more and more yard sale signs are popping up on utility poles throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley.

Some work better than others, though, according to the organizer of one local yard sale, Joe Gabelli.

Gabelli is hosting a multi-family sale Saturday in the 2000 block of Kimball Avenue in Arnold. Gabelli said last year he had the idea of getting creative with his signage.

“It’s not enough to just put up a piece of cardboard with an address on it, you have to draw people in with something that catches their eye,” he said.

A product promotion supervisor, Gabelli said he enjoys the opportunity to get creative, but more than anything else, he knows that his somewhat silly signs are effective.

“The idea is to get people’s attention and, last year, we made about $800, so it definitely works,” he said.

Gabelli’s signs include a declared, “Zombie Free Zone,” a promise to “Make Yard Sales Great Again,” complete with a Donald Trump likeness, and guarantees that no dinosaurs will attack customers (the last dinosaur attack in Arnold was more than 7 million years ago, according to Gabelli, give or take 60 million years).

One sign claims that Kimball Avenue families need “money for beer.”

Fritz Fenner, a Kimball Avenue resident who found out about the sale through Facebook, said past multi-family yard sales have brought hundreds to their quiet corner of Arnold.

“This street was just filled with people in years past,” he said.

Gabelli hopes this year is a repeat of past sales.

Matthew Medsger is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4675, [email protected][1] or via Twitter @matthew_medsger[2].

References

  1. ^ [email protected] (triblive.com)
  2. ^ @matthew_medsger (twitter.com)

Retail spending for June 2017 expected to hit $8 billion

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According to research, Australian spending is set to rise significantly this month.

This year, Australia’s June retail spend is expected to hit $8 billion*. According to research from finder.com.au analysts, this projection follows the upward trend in spending seen every year since 2010.

Over the last seven years, when looking at the amount Australians spend on retail shopping during April, May and June, the average jump between the amount spent on retail in April and the amount spent in June is 8.15%. As a result, it’s expected that the retail spend this year will jump accordingly from $7.4 billion recorded in April to $8.0 billion in June.

In fact, June spending in the retail sector has increased by over $1.2 billion since 2010 and the strongest growth can be clearly seen in the clothing, footwear and accessories categories.

The spike in June spending is largely driven by the end of financial year (EOFY) sales period. It won’t be surprising to see the retail spend for this June rise to never-before-seen heights given how many savvy shoppers intend on snagging a bargain in the sales. According to research from Salmat[1], almost two-thirds (61%) of Aussies are looking to pick up a bargain in the EOFY sales this month.

This year, the top product categories are expected to be some of the pricier, big ticket items, which also contributes to the rise in spending. 40% of people are looking to buy furniture and homewares in the sales, which are a lot more expensive than items such as food and fashion.

To find out more about the EOFY sales and which stores are currently participating, head to our end of financial year sales page[2].


*Figures calculated using ABS data[3]


Image: Shutterstock


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References

  1. ^ Salmat (www.salmat.com.au)
  2. ^ end of financial year sales page (www.finder.com.au)
  3. ^ ABS data (www.abs.gov.au)

The Castle: Darryl Kerrigan’s house from the 1997 movie is for sale

The Castle is a hilarious comedy treat with the eccentric Kerrigan clan who love their humble home. But when the airfield needs room to expand, the government says that the Kerrigans have got to go! This funny family decides to stay and fight for their beloved ‘Castle’ …no matter how far the conflict goes.

The Castle crew: Anthony Simcoe, Stephen Curry, Michael Caton and Anne Tenney.

AS Darryl Kerrigan once said, “a man’s home is his castle”.

And now the castle he was referring to in the hit 1997 film The Castle is up for sale.

Currently located at 3 Dagonet Street in Strathmore, Victoria, the house will go to auction on

Wednesday 26 July at 2pm.

“It’s just the house that’s for sale, it’s not the land,” Rebecca Towns from Brad Teal[1] real estate in Essendon explained to news.com.au.

“It’s for sale for someone to relocate.”

Real life house from The Castle is up for sale. Picture: Brad Teal

Real life house from The Castle is up for sale. Picture: Brad TealSource:Supplied

Could you see yourself making rissoles in this kitchen? Picture: Brad Teal

Could you see yourself making rissoles in this kitchen? Picture: Brad TealSource:Supplied

The house has three bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge and a bathroom, and according to Ms. Towns it has “endless possibilities”.

“It could be for someone for a first home, or maybe it could become a tourist attraction and someone could do it up a bit and rent it out for Airbnb. Who knows, you might want to take it up to Bonnie Doon.”

So how much will Darryl Kerrigan’s castle set you back?

“Typically for relocation houses, you’re looking at anything between the $1000 to $10,000 mark which these houses typically go for,” Ms. Towns said.

“But given it is an auction, there are endless possibilities.”

The Castle. Picture: Working Dog

The Castle. Picture: Working DogSource:Supplied

References

  1. ^ Brad Teal (bradteal.com.au)

City centre cops warned bargain hunters not to buy STOLEN bikes

CITY centre cops have warned bargain hunters on the lookout for a new bike to check the sellers credentials – in case the cycle is stolen.

The warning from officers comes after a spike in bike thefts in the city over the last two months.

The Evening Times reported last week that thieves armed with bolt cutters have nicked dozens of bikes.

In the last two months, more than 60 bikes have been reported stolen. In one case, a bike worth £4,000 was stolen.

Now officers are urging people in the market for a new bike, to think twice before purchasing an item which may be stolen.

Glasgow[1] city centre area commander Chief Inspector Brian Gibson is cracking down on the bike thieves and their intent to sell on a stolen cycle.

He warned: “If you are buying a second hand bike you need to be sensible and think about it. You don’t want to buy a stolen bike.”

Chief Inspector Gibson advised buyers to think about the circumstances in which the bike is being sold and highlighted some warning signs which could signal it has been stolen.

He said: “You have to think about the circumstances in which is bike is being sold. Is the seller wanting to meet you in a strange location and not identify the address?

“Has the sale been placed on social media and is it a very quick advert?

“Is the value of the bike representative, even at second hand price, of what that bike is worth?”

Chief Inspector Gibson also warned that thieves could approach you to sell a bike in a public place, pub or in the street.

He said: “If you are approached in a public place, a pub or in the street somewhere with an offer that is too good to be true, it could be stolen

“Make sure you feel confident that person is the legitimate owner of the bike.

“Ask about any security markings or stickers on the bike and get the person to explain these if they can.”

He added: “You could become a victim because if you buy a stolen bike, you will end up losing it.

“The bike will be taken away and returned to the owner, and you may face prosecution if the circumstances are quite clear that it was bought under criminal intent.”

References

  1. ^ Glasgow (www.eveningtimes.co.uk)

Where to get a steep bargain on used books, CDs, DVDs this weekend

KUSA – More than 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs are up for sale right now at bargain prices at the Denver Public Library.

The library’s annual used books sale is being held at its 14th Avenue and Broadway location[1] this week.

From children’s books, to cook books, to music sheets — there’s a lot to look through at the big sale.

Prices for items range from 50 cents to $4.

If you’re a teacher with a school ID, you can get 25 percent off your purchase.

“All the money that we get, and we usually raise about $70,000, goes back into the library,” said Chris Henning, the marketing and communications manager for the Denver Public Library. “It can show up in a number of different areas. We use it to buy more materials books, CDs, DVDs. It helps support some of our programming for adults children and families throughout Denver.”

The sale is in the conference room of the Denver Central Library. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, June 24.

Shoppers who check out the sale mean business.

“People bring boxes, and bags, and reusable bags, which is great we like to be as green as possible,” Henning said. “People who have been regulars to the sale for years and years they know they are going to get a lot of great bargains so they just come in load up everything, they’ll bring carts and wheels.”

Money made at the sale is eventually going to help the Denver Public library. 

© 2017 KUSA-TV

References

  1. ^ 14th Avenue and Broadway location (www.google.com)

Where to get a steep bargain on used books, CDs, DVDs this …

KUSA – More than 60,000 books, CDs and DVDs are up for sale right now at bargain prices at the Denver Public Library.

The library’s annual used books sale is being held at its 14th Avenue and Broadway location[1] this week.

From children’s books, to cook books, to music sheets — there’s a lot to look through at the big sale.

Prices for items range from 50 cents to $4.

If you’re a teacher with a school ID, you can get 25 percent off your purchase.

“All the money that we get, and we usually raise about $70,000, goes back into the library,” said Chris Henning, the marketing and communications manager for the Denver Public Library. “It can show up in a number of different areas. We use it to buy more materials books, CDs, DVDs. It helps support some of our programming for adults children and families throughout Denver.”

The sale is in the conference room of the Denver Central Library. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday, June 24.

Shoppers who check out the sale mean business.

“People bring boxes, and bags, and reusable bags, which is great we like to be as green as possible,” Henning said. “People who have been regulars to the sale for years and years they know they are going to get a lot of great bargains so they just come in load up everything, they’ll bring carts and wheels.”

Money made at the sale is eventually going to help the Denver Public library. 

© 2017 KUSA-TV

References

  1. ^ 14th Avenue and Broadway location (www.google.com)

Asda’s bargain giant paddling pool sold out but here’s where to buy one that’s similar

Online customers went into such a frenzy when they heard Asda was selling a giant inflatable family pool for just £30 that they snapped them all up in record time.

Now they’ve all sold out, the supermarket chain has confirmed it definitely won’t be getting any more in.

But people not quick enough to bag the bargain can get a similar one elsewhere at a great price.

Savvy shopper Kellie Swanton posted the Asda deal, which had £10 off, in a public Facebook post which has since been shared more than 80,000 times after going viral on Thursday of last week.

With a water capacity of 836 litres (221 gallons) a comfortable backrest and four cushioned seats, this looked like the perfect pool to relax in while watching the kids play during this hot weather[1].

READ MORE: The amazing outdoor swimming pool which is a short drive from Croydon[2]

A review on Asda’s website said: “This pool is fab. It’s a really good size, the built in seats are really comfy, and I absolutely love the colour! If you buy it you won’t be disappointed, as it’s awesome.”

But it’s too late now so here’s what you can buy instead – you just need to be quicker this time.

Kidits is selling its own version – the Intex Inflatable Pool[3] – for £31.79.

It’s in stock now and priority delivery (48 to 72 hours) costs £11.99, or less if you’re willing to wait a little longer.

Amazon[4] has the same version for sale from £41.40.

VidaXL also has the Bestway Kids’ Play Pool[5] for sale and reduced from £56.99 to £33.99.

The “sturdy and durable” pool holds up to 575 litres and has two built-in cushions, headrests and cup holders.

READ MORE: Here’s some great tips on how to help babies sleep and stay cool during the heatwave[6]

If it’s the seating you’re most keen on then you can have even more space to chill with the Intex Family Pool with armchair[7] from Wellindal.

Reduced from £41.79 to £36.34 the pool is in stock and can be sent out within 48 to 72 hours with £9.99 seucring priority delivery.

READ MORE: The secret beach that is just over an hour’s drive from Croydon[8]

Athleteshop is selling the same Intex Inflatable Pool[9] for £23.51, with £7.95 on top for delivery, but it’s currently out of stock. Ebay[10] sells it for £36.99 but is also waiting for new stock.

If you’re not particularly bothered whether your pool has seats or not, then there are loads of varieties for sale at all the main stores and supermarkets including Tesco[11], Argos[12], Early Learning Centre[13], Smyths[14], Sainsbury’s[15] and B&Q[16].

READ MORE: Aldi is now selling gin and tonic and prosecco ice lollies in Croydon[17]

References

  1. ^ weather (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)
  2. ^ The amazing outdoor swimming pool which is a short drive from Croydon (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)
  3. ^ Intex Inflatable Pool (www.kidits.co.uk)
  4. ^ Amazon (www.amazon.co.uk)
  5. ^ Bestway Kids’ Play Pool (www.vidaxl.co.uk)
  6. ^ Here’s some great tips on how to help babies sleep and stay cool during the heatwave (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)
  7. ^ Intex Family Pool with armchair (www.wellindal.co.uk)
  8. ^ The secret beach that is just over an hour’s drive from Croydon (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)
  9. ^ Intex Inflatable Pool (www.athleteshop.co.uk)
  10. ^ Ebay (go.redirectingat.com)
  11. ^ Tesco (www.tesco.com)
  12. ^ Argos (www.argos.co.uk)
  13. ^ Early Learning Centre (www.elc.co.uk)
  14. ^ Smyths (www.smythstoys.com)
  15. ^ Sainsbury’s (www.sainsburys.co.uk)
  16. ^ B&Q (www.diy.com)
  17. ^ Aldi is now selling gin and tonic and prosecco ice lollies in Croydon (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)
  18. ^ Report this article (www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk)