2021-01-28 00:21:16| Engadget
Starting today, new Sling TV customers will pay $35 per month for the companys Blue and Orange subscriptions, or $50 if they bundle the two plans together. Either way, thats a $5 hike above the price increase the company announced in late 2019. Sli...
2021-01-27 20:59:31| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
The retailer has gone from $19 to $33o thanks in part to amateurs taking on the hedge fundsIf you find trading bitcoin insufficiently hair-raising, try GameStop. It is the Texas-based video games retailer that will be hard to out-do as the stock market story of 2021. The share price was $19 at the start of this month but reached $330 in mid-afternoon on Wednesday in New York. There have been a few downwards lurches along the way, but the overall direction has been unsustainably upwards.It must be unsustainable because nothing of note has happened to improve GameStops commercial prospects so radically. Exciting PlayStation and Xbox releases may lie around the corner, but the company is still a bricks-and-mortar retailer struggling in an online age. Instead, punting on GameStop has become a video game in itself. Continue reading...
2021-01-26 01:22:02| BBC News | Business | World Edition
It's not just shoppers facing surprise costs when EU parcels arrive, but what is behind the charges?
2021-01-25 21:44:26| digg
What makes a Rolls-Royce car, which starts at $300,000, worth the price tag? We asked the authors of a new book on the luxury automaker.
2021-01-24 18:18:07| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news
Paul Fellows, Caroline Marston and Jenny Wright on the pitfalls of online purchases now that Britain has left the EU. Plus Ken Vines on fish from UK watersThere are growing complaints from UK consumers about VAT and duties being charged for items bought online from the EU (Britons buying from EU websites hit with 100 customs bills, 21 January). The same applies in reverse for goods bought by EU customers from the UK. This begs the question if VAT and duty is going to be charged by the receiving country, why are they not being sold at source VAT-free and duty-free to customers outside the respective local jurisdictions? Are the HMRC and similar organisations in other countries trying to have two bites of the same cherry?Paul FellowsCounty Cork, Ireland I purchased two British designed and assembled light fittings that turned out to be in a warehouse in Belgium. I have been charged 71.74 in import fees for having absolutely no idea. The website had a .co.uk domain name but, after digging, I realised that I had accidentally imported lights from Europe. I shant be doing that again. Caroline Marston Fulham, London Continue reading...