Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Small ways to save

50 ways to profit from the economic gloom

"Now is a great time to buy used cars... Savings accounts available up to 7.17%... Airlines are knocking down prices... Builders & plumbers are chasing work so get one in cheaply... Furniture up to 60% off... The cost of beach huts is falling back to earth... Weakness of the dollar means America and the Caribbean are terrific value... Snap up a property bargain by buying a newbuild which has been repossessed... Lower-priced properties across the country also being reduced... Shop at Lidl and Aldi..."

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16 thoughts on “Small ways to save

  • matt_the_hat says:

    Highly illegal pt 30….

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  • “Highly illegal pt 30….”

    You need to get out more.

    With kids being stabbed and shot every day you are worried about a few coppers in a jar!

    Don’t you realise that previously upstanding citizens of this crap-hole country are so fed up with MP, civil-servant and b(w)anker snouts in trough they no longer give a stuff about the shite laws in this piss poor country.

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  • The most relevant to HPC

    22 After years of soaring prices, the cost of beach huts is falling back to earth. A most discretionary form of property ownership – nobody needs a beach hut – it is proving an early victim of the recession fears. Strike a deal with someone who needs a quick sale and you could snap up a once-in-a-generation bargain.

    28 – Snap up a property bargain by buying a newbuild which has been repossessed. A three-bedroom property in Surrey Quays was bought at the end of 2006 for £350,000, but is now being sold by auctioneers Andrews Robertson with a guide price of £175,000 – that’s half its value less than two years ago.

    29 Fancy a life in the country? Then your dream is getting cheaper. Take Willow Cottage in Wantage. Again being sold by auctioneers Andrews Robertson, it is up for a guide price of £310,000 – yet this same detached property was bought for £215,000 more just two years ago for a price of £525,000.

    38 House prices are falling. Sure, it may be worth waiting but for those stepping up the ladder prices are working in your favour. Take, for example, Canvas House, near London Bridge, which was initially put on the market by Hamptons International for £1.4m but has been reduced by almost 30 per cent to £995,000.

    39 Properties outside major cities are also seeing the effects of the slowdown in the housing market. As its name suggests, Bank House in Cornwall is formerly a bank and is complete with a vault. The property is being advertised by estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott and has been reduced in price over the past six months by £125,000 to £550,000.

    40 You don’t need to be a millionaire to bag a bargain with lower-priced properties across the country also being reduced. In the South, a twobedroom property in Reading has seen its price drop 19 per cent to £190,000 from £234,950 since last September. In the North, a four-bedroom house in Greenside, Tyne & Wear, has been reduced by 28 per cent from £350,000 to £250,000.

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  • YUK!!!! ————–Just won’t stop talking silly prices to normal folk. B*** S*** in abundance.

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  • DONT SHOP AT ALDI…….after what i have seen inside their distribution centre………

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  • it_is_going_with_a_bang says:

    Jack C
    lol
    Point 22. So lets get this straight. It’s a bargain because someone bought it as an investment no doubt, nobody needs it so an early victim – so the advice is bag yourself a bargain??? But didn’t someone just say in the same sentence that nobody needs one …

    Thats just the kind of logic the property market in general is built on.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    51. Grow your own and sell your surplus.

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  • gardeniadotnet says:

    >Highly illegal pt 30….

    Not sure about that. I think the law’s changed.

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  • @ mark. 4
    Why? What you seen at Aldi, I have, without saying too much, had the luck/misfortune of looking in great detail at some of the workings of these (ahem) great institutions of ours. To be honest, the factories are normally of A1 condition especially when they have to abide to the BRC conditions. Shame the retailers dont work to their own rules.

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  • Mytimeisnigh says:

    Just what I always wanted……………….I’ve dreamed of this moment……I’m now the proud owner of a……….beach hut.

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  • Odd that 50. is ‘buy a lottery ticket’ … you’re as likely to get even returns on the ticket as you are even returns on entering the property market these days. Ahhh … that’ll be just vaguely beyond nil.

    Flippant comment at the end of an article or not … which part of ‘dredging the journalistic barrel’ is this I wonder?

    Ah yes the ‘BTL is the future’ part. Sorry … I forgot.

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  • george monsoon says:

    utter shite..

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  • Buy a cheaper gas-guzzler (wonder why they’re cheaper?).

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  • last_days_of_disco says:

    Melting down pennies is not illegal anymore, that law was repealed in the 80s, I think.

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  • matt_the_hat says:

    @ Ccamper “You need to get out more.”

    I intend to when I emigrate in 8 days time.

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  • Planning4acrash says:

    A Brittania is legal tender for £100, I believe, you can sell it for bullion at almost £500!!

    Negative coignage.

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