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Furby is back for Christmas

Furby is back for Christmas

Remember Furbies? With their dead eyes and robot beaks? Well, they're back and they're already being hyped up as a must-have Christmas present. And they're not cheap. If you're thinking of getting your child one, you might need to start saving now. Of course, this is 2016, so Furby comes with a few changes this…

Man writes to John Lewis about being closed on Boxing Day

A man has written to John Lewis, thanking them for closing on Boxing Day. Not a fan of the sales, eh? While most shops are open on Boxing Day for the original Black Friday clear-out, John Lewis keep their tills switched off and their doors closed, which is nice for the staff who work there.…

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Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!
Boxing Day 2015: let the sales begin!

The Boxing Day sales - the UK's original Black Friday - are nearly upon us. Of course, most people will be having a packet of Rennie in one go and piddling around with their new gifts, but for the bargain hunter, Boxing Day is a winner. A lot of shops will be taking part, and…

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Deathwatch: Santa Claus

Deathwatch: Santa Claus

We like to keep an eye on the health of the businesses around the world here at Bitterwallet, which is why we have a 'deathwatch' section. At the close of 2015, we have some rather distressing news - Father Christmas is at the risk of going bankrupt. An audit shows that Santa’s finances are all…

Shops are struggling, because of the weather

A number of shops, running into the tens of thousands, are having a hard time of it in the run up to Christmas. Why? This is down to the mild weather, early discounting and, of course, the price wars. Insolvency specialist, Begbies Traynor, said that their figures show that the number of UK retailers in…

Last time we heard about Yodel, someone was driving like an absolute champion, skidding around a roundabout in one of their vans. Well, now Yodel are back to their old tricks and throwing our packages around. A video has been put online, showing one of Yodel's delivery men lobbing around a load of Christmas presents.…

Reminder! Today is the last day for Christmas post!

We warned you about this last week, but you've probably been on the lash with your colleagues since then, drinking far too many jagers on Crazy Friday... so we're here to remind you again, that today, is the last day if you want to post your Christmas cards off! Today is the last day when…

Crazy Christmas is now officially upon us

The chaos of Christmas is finally here. Today is Crazy Friday (or Black Eye Friday depending where you are in the country), as the last weekend before Christmas sees everyone hitting the bars and clubs like prohibition is on the way. Godspeed to anyone working behind a bar this weekend. It isn't only down the…

Asda hire people to fetch the stuff you forgot

Asda have invested £4m into their new idea of hiring people who will hover around the queues, so people who have forgotten to pick something up, can send them to go fetch. It aimed at those who are in the queue, don't want to lose their place, but forgot their sprouts, or whatever. Asda will…

Tesco and John Lewis the latest to pull hoverboards

Amazon and Argos have pulled the sale of hoverboards, until they know that they're safe - and now, Tesco and John Lewis have followed suit. There's been an investigation by the National Trading Standards body, that has flagged up their concern over these devices, which were all set to be the hottest Christmas present of 2015.…

Fake Christmas toys might give your kids asthma

Don't buy counterfeit toys this Christmas. Generally, that's a good rule to live by all year round, because knock-off toys usually look bad, and break easily, and it isn't worth the earache off the kids. However, there's more to be concerned about - a number of fakes have been seized and after tests, it was…

Are Quality Street smaller than they used to be?

The internet is unhappy, and it is unhappy about the size of chocolate. We all know this is a hot topic (not to be confused with a hot, melted Topic), which has seen those notoriously nice people at Nestle hitting back. A young lady called Charlotte Stacey Hook‎ posted a photo on Facebook of Quality Street…

PS4 and Xbox One to be hacked over Christmas

Remember when the networks for PS4 and Xbox One got tampered with by bored hackers over Christmas? Well, looks like it'll be happening again this year, which is irritating. The Lizard Squad were responsible for the last outage, but this time, the people threatening to do it are called Phantom Squad. They've said that they're…

Last dates for posting your Christmas cards!

Have you got people you want to wish a Happy Christmas to, but you don't actually want to see them in person? Do you want to send a nice letter to someone for a festive treat, where you ask how they are before asking them for money? Whatever the reason, you need to get your…