Top tips for ebay Sellers – how to achieve the best prices

When ebay first launched in 1995 it was something of a revolution. An online marketplace where consumer to consumer and business to consumer sales could take place opened up a lot of opportunities. Now, thanks to the success of the site you can sell anything via ebay – all you need is someone who wants to buy it. And, as a result, ebay now sees around 2 billion transactions per day. Whether you’re a regular ebay seller making a living out of the site, or you use it occasionally to get rid of old clothes or electronics, it’s a great way to generate cash. However, the way that you use ebay is important – this not only dictates how successful you’ll be in getting a great price but also how to protect yourself from losing out to scammers. Protecting yourself on eBay The London Metropolitan Police investigate thousands of ebay related crimes every year. Most are focused on unscrupulous sellers looking to rip off consumers but there are issues for those who are selling too. From b
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Top tips on going back to school on a budget

The Best 2017 Back to School Deals Although it hardly seems a minute since Roger Federer won Wimbledon – or since the sunshine of Glastonbury Festival – the summer of 2017 is just about over. And, as the school term looms, so too does the huge bill that comes with kitting out kids for another academic year. No one wants to go back to school for a new term without all the essentials so where can you find the deals to get everything you need for the family without breaking the bank? Stationary Despite the tech that drives many classrooms these days most kids still need good old fashion stationary for day-to-day learning. From pens and paper to note books and pencil cases, if you’re getting a great deal on back to school stationary then everyone is happy. High street store Paperchase has a range of super colourful stationary and kit for children of all ages – they’re currently offering 3 for 2 on all the essentials, from highlighters to erasers. You can also pick up the basics
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34 Top Songs about Money, Aspiration, Wealth and Debt!

Love and money are the two things that probably pre-occupy people more than anything else. Everyone aspires to finding that perfect relationship and everyone desperately wants to have enough money to get by. In reality everyone wants more than just enough they want real wealth how else can you explain the success of the National Lottery or the preparedness of many to gamble? But what we thought was odd was the apparent lack of really great songs about money about people s aspirations, frustrations, achievements, weaknesses and failings. When you think about it just about every other song is about love and relationships! We just had to track down as many great money songs as we could. Our Top Money Music Tracks After much searching here are our top 34 songs about money, bread, dough, moolah, skrilla, spondulix, lolly etc. They re in no particular order but if you want to rank them then please do so in the comments below: Which of these would be your top 3, your top 5 or your top 10? Su
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Top 5 ways to break a shopping addiction

We often joke about being addicted to shopping or store cards. Comparisons to Paris Hilton or other famous shoppers, such as Cher from Clueless, are made in jest. However, the reality is that a shopping addiction can be a serious problem. In the US it even has a name – ‘compulsive buying disorder’ – and 18 million Americans are estimated to be affected. In the UK, the issue is just as bad – back in 2000, experts estimated one in five women to be a shopaholic and around 10% of the population as a whole to be shopping compulsively. Given the boom in online shopping, as well as the wide range of credit options that have developed since then, the likelihood is that in 2017 this problem is far worse. The consequences of a shopping addiction If you’re regularly and compulsively spending on shopping then you might find you experience a number of not too pleasant consequences: Often running out of money each month because you’ve spent it on shopping Never feeling satisfied with
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Top 10 tips to protect yourself from identity theft

In 2016, figures from fraud prevention service Cifas indicated that identity theft rose by 57% in 2015 – 2016. In the UK, 148,000+ people became victims of this digital crime, compared to 94,500 the year before. Fraudsters are increasingly able to target people due to the wealth of information we share online, particularly on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. And the motivation is high – as banks and other financial institutions become more and more able to spot a fake identity, cybercriminals have more need to steal a real one. So, how do you protect yourself against identity theft? Adjust your privacy settings Social media is an absolute goldmine for identity thieves, particularly as platforms like Facebook keep changing privacy settings and leaving personal data unwittingly revealed. Regularly check your privacy settings across all the social platforms that you use and make sure that you’re not revealing more than you want to. If you want to ensure only
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The Top 6 Music Festivals for 2017

Summer is festival heaven. Whether you’re a fan of boutique events in UK woodlands or secret hideaways in Croatia, there are plenty of options to keep every possible type of festivalgoer entertained.  Glastonbury (21st – 25th June) Glastonbury remains the Mother of all music festivals and one that every true festival fan needs to attend at least once. Who’s playing? Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Katie Perry, Foo Fighters, Solange. Where is it? Down on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. How do you get tickets? Tickets sell out in a day and most have now already been sold, unless you know someone in a band or you’re prepared to buy a VIP package. Comfort tip: Hire a yurt, don’t camp. The Glastonbury site is notorious for being a mud bath if it rains and Glasto is notorious for taking place on the only rainy weekend in June.. Truck Festival (21st – 23rd July) Self-named “the godfather of the small festival scene” Truck festival is a leading independent event. Offering all the exc
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Top 10 cheapest places in the UK to live

Do you like where you live? What would you change about your current hometown if you could alter one thing? For many people, the biggest discomfort factor right now is affordability – or lack of it. Rising house prices, transport costs and the expenses involved in trying to have a social life can all impact on budgets. If the idea of upping sticks and moving to the place where your day-to-day costs would be as low as possible appeals, here are the top 10 options: Copeland, Cumbria Copeland is one of the six districts of Cumbria, which is one of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. It’s also one of the most affordable parts of the country with the average property price being £114,011, a figure that has shifted only minimally in 12 months. House prices here are three times the annual average salary of £37,000 £39,000. That may sound a lot but compare it to Kensington & Chelsea where the average house price is 46 times the average annual salary. Copeland also rate
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