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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.

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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

Updated 18 minutes ago

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

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)

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