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Snap up a bargain in PlayStation Store’s Under $30 sale – finder.com.au

Save up to 80% on plenty of big-name PS4 games.

With the Winter Sale[1] all wrapped up, PlayStation Store[2] has kicked off its next slate of deals by discounting a heap of PS4[3] games to $30 or less.

There’s plenty of recent and popular titles up for grabs, from the peaceful farming of Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles[4] to the nostalgic platforming of Yooka-Laylee[5]. Personally, I want to call out Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter as a wonderfully cheesy detective romp that makes up for its rough edges with an engaging story and genuinely intriguing mysteries.

We’ve rounded up our top picks from the sale below, and you can check out the full line-up over at the PlayStation Store sale page[6].

Title Platform Discounted price Wolfenstein: The New Order PS4 $7.55 Valkyria Chronicles Remastered PS4 $11.95 Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition PS4 $13.95 Metro Redux Bundle PS4 $13.95 Minecraft: Story Mode PS4 $14.95 DiRT Rally PS4 $17.95 Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles PS4 $17.95 Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter PS4 $17.95 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS4 $22.95 XCOM 2 PS4 $24.55 Yooka-Laylee PS4 $24.95 Street Fighter V PS4 $24.95

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References

  1. ^ Winter Sale (www.finder.com.au)
  2. ^ PlayStation Store (www.finder.com.au)
  3. ^ PS4 (www.finder.com.au)
  4. ^ Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (www.finder.com.au)
  5. ^ Yooka-Laylee (www.finder.com.au)
  6. ^ PlayStation Store sale page (store.playstation.com)

‘Quarter of a million items’ expected at The Center’s annual Rummage Sale – Chicago Tribune

The Center’s annual Rummage Sale 2017 will be Aug. 25 and 26, one week earlier than usual this year, but the event’s timing won’t change the number of selections for bargain hunters.

Event coordinator Mark Walker said shoppers can expect about 250,000 items to choose from, most of them displayed in the large indoor riding arena at The Center’s Children’s Farm, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.

“My estimate is about a quarter of a million items,” Walker said. “Kind of what I liken it to is an old-fashioned department store that we built from the ground up for the event. I think it works pretty well.”

Walker said it’s a “you’ve got to see it to believe it” event where “anything and everything” is on sale. In past years, the list has included everything from antique wedding dresses to Zena the Warrior collectible cards.

“You never know what’s coming in,” he said.

Forty to 50 volunteers take days to showcase items on hundreds of tables and mount pictures and decorations on the walls.

All of the items are new inventory from year-to-year, and all of the items are checked out by the volunteers ahead of time so you won’t have to do it. Items unfit to sell are recycled or discarded.

Unique and unusual items that can’t be readily identified go on a “What is it?” table, Walker said. After some research to identify the item, anything that’s not trash could quickly become someone’s treasure.

Buyers won’t find things such as car tires, mattresses, tube television sets or sleeper sofas, but a large furniture tent will be open outside the main building, filled with all kinds of gently-used furniture at bargain prices.

Kids are welcome at this family-friendly event which will feature books and toys, as well as kids and baby clothing.

Hot dogs, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

It’s a good idea to get there early, Walker said.

“We’ve had people lining up before7 a.m.,” he said, describing the atmosphere as “frenetic.”

“I think that there is a buzz about people searching out their treasures,” he said. “I think that’s what keeps people coming.”

If you can’t get there early, get there Saturday when prices get reduced as the sale progresses. Walker said he’s been known to “slash prices with my Sharpie” because everything must go.

Ginger Brashinger is a freelance reporter for the Daily Southtown.

Rummage Sale 2017

When: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25 and Aug. 26

Where: The Children’s Farm at The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park

Admission: Free

Information: 708-361-3650 or www.thecenterpalos.org[1]

Etc.: Non-profit organizations can pick up unsold items at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

References

  1. ^ www.thecenterpalos.org (www.thecenterpalos.org)

Chris Sale cites kindergarten teacher when explaining why he’s content with contract – WEEI.com (blog)

Chris Sale is perhaps the biggest bargain in baseball right now, and that’s evidently all right with him.

Appearing on OMF during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, Sale made it clear that just because he is dramatically outperforming his current contract, that doesn’t mean he holds a grudge.

“No, I don’t talk about money,” said Sale when asked if being paid his current rate frustrates him considering the Cy Young-caliber season he’s putting together. “That’s not my deal.

“I knew what I was getting myself into when I did it. At the end of the day, I’m living out my dream and getting paid to do it. I’m 5 years old, I’m in Ms. Springer’s kindergarten class at Carlton Palmore Elementary in Lakeland, Florida, and ‘what do you want to do when you get older?’ I want to be a Major League Baseball Player. Twenty-three years later, how can I complain about anything?”

What was Ms. Springer’s response?

“I don’t remember,” he said. “It was probably right after nap time.”

Sale signed a five-year, $32.5 million extension with the White Sox in March, 2013. It’s a deal which pays the lefty $12 million this season and technically runs out after 2017, but also holds team options for the next two years at $12.5 million and $13.5 million, respectively. (The 2019 option does bump up to $16 million if he wins a Cy Young Award.)

The first-year Red Sox is 14-4 with a 2.51 ERA and .191 batting average against. His 241 strikeouts is the most of any pitcher in baseball.

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