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Gazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatherings
Garden furniture, outdoor pizza ovens and fire pits are also flying off the shelves but Argos and John Lewis warn of shortages

Zoe Wood

27, Mar, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘Will you wear it 30 times? If not, don’t buy’: the experts’ guide to online shopping
It has rocketed during the pandemic. But how do you make sure you like what you order online? From measuring up to editing down, we’re here to help

Hannah Marriott

13, Mar, 2021 @9:01 AM

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eBay's $9.2bn Gumtree deal raises competition concerns, says CMA
Purchase by Shpock owner Adevinta could lead to less choice for consumers, says watchdog

Julia Kollewe

16, Feb, 2021 @3:26 PM

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PayPal introduces new fee for dormant accounts
Users must sign in before next week’s deadline to prevent being charged £9 a year

Miles Brignall

12, Dec, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Caught between PayPal, eBay and Royal Mail over the return of a faulty phone
They all agree I should get my money back for a faulty phone … but won’t take responsibility

Anna Tims

11, Nov, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on houseplants: balm for troubled times | Editorial
Editorial: Pandemic stress can be relieved by cultivating greenery, which makes people happier and more relaxed


04, Oct, 2020 @5:35 PM

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Selling online: how to clear your clutter on eBay and beyond
Cheap and easy options for listing clothes, CDs and more, from Depop to Facebook Marketplace

Miles Brignall

19, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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I could prove I had been scammed but eBay wasn't on my side
I sent all the evidence that a £450 pair of trainers were perfect, but it refunded the buyer who has kept my trainers

Miles Brignall

31, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Online sales of used goods on eBay up 30% during UK lockdown
Vintage fashion sells well between March and June in trend shared by other retailers

Sarah Butler

28, Aug, 2020 @5:47 PM

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Ebay enjoys lockdown renaissance as buyers and sellers flock to site
Up to 50,000 new sellers have signed up in April, with fast trade in everything from home office supplies to baking kit and dumbbells to hot tubs

Sarah Butler

09, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Fraudsters use Covid lockdown to scam motorhome buyers
Online auction sites are being flooded with fake adverts as part of ‘sophisticated fraud’

Miles Brignall

04, May, 2020 @12:24 PM

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'I didn't buy new clothes for a year and it was the best thing to happen to my wardrobe'
With consumerism brought to a standstill by the coronavirus, the call to change how we shop is more relevant than ever. One responsible fashion expert shares lessons from his year-long Extinction Rebellion fashion boycott

Alec Leach

15, Apr, 2020 @1:49 PM

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