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British shoppers shun the sales
PriceRunner.co.uk reveals that less than half of Brits plan on hitting the sales in January26 December 2012
Research released today* by PriceRunner.co.uk has revealed that British shoppers will be shunning the shops as almost half (47%) are not planning to purchase anything in the 2013 January sales. According to the Office of National Statistics** the retail sector alone was worth £24.6 billion in January 2012, so a possible decline in January sales could provide yet another blow to the retail industry.
Low cost London is the cheapest city in Europe
London is beaten only by Eastern European cities according to an annual study by PriceRunner.co.uk06 November 2012
For the second year running London has made the top 10 list of cheapest European cities, moving from 6th position to become the 5th cheapest, ahead of Spain, Germany, Portugal, France and Ireland. Carried out in 33 cities in countries worldwide, Sydney has risen to be the most expensive city in the world, with prices 61% more expensive than the cheapest city, Mumbai. For UK consumers looking for a bargain in Europe, Eastern European cities Warsaw, Budapest and Prague are top of the list.
Fadgets Cost Brits Over £920 Million
PriceRunner reveals real cost of the latest home ‘must-haves’03 May 2012
As Brits prepare to clear out their cupboards this Bank Holiday weekend, PriceRunner reveals that we are wasting up to £920 million buying fad-gadgets, or “fadgets”. Lots of gadgets are good investments but many of us have at least one that is used once and then left languishing at the back of cupboards, so which are the most costly fadgets? Shopping comparison website PriceRunner.co.uk looked at the cost of the latest must-have gadgets and how often they are used on average to reveal the ‘cost per use’ (CPU) to show which gadgets are good investments and which are best left on the supermarket shelf.
No longer 'Rip Off Britain’, now 'Better Bargains Britain’
New study reveals that the UK is one of the cheapest countries in Europe9 December 2011
For the first time in five years, the UK makes the top 10 list of cheapest European countries, beating Germany, Portugal, Ireland and Spain to sixth place [see table below]. In fact, the costs of many essential items are now cheaper in the UK than any of our European neighbours. The UK is the cheapest place to buy a can of Coke, at just 59p, compared to £3.99 in Norway; tampons are cheaper in the UK than in any other European country, at £1.54 compared to a whopping £5.02 in Denmark; and the UK is the cheapest European country for perfumes and cosmetics, Lancôme’s Hypnôse Black Mascara costing £20.50 compared to £31.20 in Moscow, all good news in the lead up to Christmas.
Gary Barlow Tops the Polls – By a Whisker
Business is grooming as sales of beard trimmers soar28 October 2011
With the live shows in full swing, Brits are once more gripped by X-Factor fever and fashion is definitely following suit. It's out with the old and in with the new as Tulisa, Gary, Louis and Kelly strut their stuff each week, the gossip pages are abuzz with fashion faux pas and consequent trends. But it's not just women who are image conscious as 62% of the nation agrees that Gary Barlow has the most enviable celebrity stubble.
Blackberry vs. Apple
63% of Blackberry users would switch...but not to an iPhone13 October 2011
Following the recent BlackBerry disruption, 63% of BlackBerry users would seriously consider switching phones, according to PriceRunner.co.uk, the UK's leading impartial shopping comparison site. However, Apple won't necessarily be gaining from Blackberry's loss, with only 2% of people saying they were keen to own an iPhone.
A Right Royal Traffic Jam
PriceRunner reveals Brits’ best and worst celeb car journey companions26 August 2011
Four months after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Royal Fever still grips the country, with 27% of the nation choosing Pippa Middleton as their ideal celebrity companion for long car journeys this bank holiday weekend.
R11 Driver Becoming Nation's Favourite Golf Club
Golfers look to emulate British Open Championship winner Darren Clarke26 July 2011
The TaylorMade R11 golf club is seeing a surge in popularity following last week’s British Open Championship at Royal St George’s. A massive 96% increase in searches for the driver was seen during the championship on shopping comparison site PriceRunner.co.uk.
Brits Jet Off with 18.6 Million Kilos of Holiday Reading
Heavyweight books lead to 35% increase in searches for e-Readers14 July 2011
As Brits fly off to sunnier destinations for rest and relaxation, they take a staggering 18.6 million kilos* of books with them. One in seven (15%)** travellers take at least five books away while 40% bring up to three books each, according to PriceRunner.co.uk, the UK’s leading impartial shopping comparison site.
PriceRunner Seals the Deal with Which?
Which? renews its contract with PriceRunner10 May 2011
Following a successful six month trial, Which?, the UK’s leading consumer organisation, has renewed its contract with the impartial price comparison service, PriceRunner.co.uk, in an exclusive 12 month deal to let its millions of loyal users compare prices and buy products, through Which? Compare.
Brits slash spend on Christmas gifts for partners
58% of Brits plan to spend less on their partners this Xmas23 December 2011
Love does not guarantee lavish gifts this year as a new survey reveals Brits will be cutting down their pressie budget with more than half starting with their partners. The survey, by shopping comparison site PriceRunner.co.uk, also found that 58% per cent will be slashing their Christmas budget for their brothers and sisters in a bid to save money, while 27% admit to cutting down on mum and 25% on dad.
PriceRunner Announces the Launch of PriceRunner Instant
PriceRunner's new feature to revolutionise consumers’ searches18 October 2010
PriceRunner, UK’s shopping comparison website, has announced the launch of PriceRunner Instant, a real time search using prediction technology, which is expected to revolutionise the way consumers search. The new feature predicts a consumer’s query, brings search results from the very first letter they type and modifies the displayed results as more letters are typed into the search box.
High Streets Hit Shoppers with 31.79% 'Tax' on In-Store Purchases
Some high street stores charge double online prices20 April 2010
British shoppers are forking out a typical 31.79 per cent more for goods bought on the high street compared to buying online and having the products delivered to their homes, according to a new mystery shopping exercise by PriceRunner.co.uk*.