What is the circular economy?

The circular economy is not a new concept, but it is a new name and a way of living which is largely alien in the developed world.
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Revamping your garden on a budget

With the introduction of lockdowns over the past two years, people turned to their gardens for solace. With more time at home than before and with little else to do, many people ...
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How to shop more sustainably

Sustainability has become a bit of a buzz word recently. Big firms bandy it about to catch everyone’s attention, environmental pressure groups are warning us to improve our ways ...
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How to get the best return from selling at auction

Whether you’re running a fully-fledged business, just getting started on the road to financial autonomy or simply earning a little bit on the side, it’s profit we’re all seeking ...
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Why online auctions are the best place to shop

There has been an enormous rise in internet shopping in recent years and over the past two that’s shot up even more. With everyone doing their bit and staying at home during the ...
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Why your business might not need its own website

Owning and running a business can be a complicated…well, business. There’s a growing list of 21st Century technologies you’ve got to get to grips with when you want to just get on ...
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10 reasons why you should be buying retail returns

Retail returns are a growing problem, with a recent study estimating that it costs the British retail industry £7 billion a year. Another study suggested half of all purchases ...
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Luxury watches worth investing in

Time is money people! And never has that been a truer word than today, for the returns on investments on luxury watches have recently risen like billy-o.
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How to sell safely online

So, you’ve got some stuff to sell, whether you’re running a business, a side hustle or just having a clear out and are hoping to make a bit of extra cash.
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How to buy safely online

Shopping online isn’t new but it’s growing constantly. Several months out of the last two years have seen us all trapped at home, unable to browse the shops on the high street so ...
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Items worth investing money in

We should all be squirrelling something away for a rainy day, perhaps topping up a pension pot or saving money in an ISA for a child’s university fund. Savvy savers will be ...
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Buyer's Guide: luxury goods

There are few finer things in life than treating yourself to a luxury. Think; sipping an Aperol spritz on a veranda overlooking the Italian coastline; a pamper weekend in a ...
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What is recommerce?

We’ve all heard of e-commerce – the technical term for the buying and selling of goods online – but what is recommerce?
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How to resell returns for profit

We covered in our previous post what retail returns are, where they are sold and how to buy them. If you haven’t read that, take a look and then pop back here if you’re hoping to ...
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How to buy retail returns

We’ve probably all had a cheeky return of a gift we didn’t want. Auntie Nora very generously bought you a Nutribullet – but you’ve already got one languishing at the back of the ...
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My favourite lot of 2021

When I was given this assignment, I thought that on the face of it, well, it’s as easy as it gets.
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The rise of the second-hand market

There has been a huge increase in the popularity of the second-hand market in recent years. Even before Covid struck, more and more people were turning to pre-loved purchases, ...
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Retailers – don’t let returns dominate your January!

Returns are an issue for all retailers, big or small, and for many it’s proving to be a worsening headache. Many shoppers have turned to the internet to pick up bargains, but ...
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Turn your unwanted gifts into cash!

Happy New Year! Hopefully you enjoyed the festive season and found exactly what you were after underneath your Christmas tree?
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The world's most expensive Christmas decorations

Christmas is a time to treat yourself and your loved ones. Canny shoppers are quick to pick up a bargain, maybe buying their decorations out of season when stores are keen to ...
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