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The most offensive Halloween costumes of all time?

You’d have to have your head in the sand, or somewhere, in order not to have noticed Halloween is upon us. You may remember when we had some interesting costumes in stock, see here, which was similar to some stock that the supermarkets had. The sale of mental health patient costumes caused a bit of […]

Sports not in the Olympics

Facebook Rugby Sevens made its first appearance at an Olympics this year and has been a phenomenal success. My Dad (dyed in the wool footie fan, not the most tolerant of non working class sports it has to be said – best not to comment on which football team he supports) actually admitted to enjoying […]

Farewell to Louis van Gaal and 9 other famous sackings

It may seem strange to people who don’t understand the machinations of British football, but yes, Louis van Gaal was sacked as Manchester United boss within 48 hours of his side winning the FA Cup, beating Crystal Palace 2-1. Rumours have abounded that Jose Mourinho was due to take his place for weeks, and it […]

Top 10 best April Fools jokes ever

The tradition for an April Fool’s day is a long one and is recognised around the world. The Roman festival of Hilaria, the Holi festival of India, and the Medieval Feast of Fools are all said to be precursors of what we not understand to be April Fool’s Day. In Western culture, notably in the […]

Attack of the Poorly Made Clones

There’s been quite a bit of official tat produced in the name of Lucasarts’ sprawling space opera, but at least it all passed basic health and safety regulations. These imported fake Star Wars figures and bootleg toys are such crude appropriations of Phantom Menace characters that just looking at them is a trip to uncanny […]

Brands Back from the Brink

These days you often read about companies going bust or heading on a steep downward trend. With such a competitive and often over saturated marketplace there is little wiggle room for any mistakes. It only takes one wrong campaign or decision to put a company in trouble, and even the biggest and best can fall. […]

Goodwill to all: Your chance to VOTE for us in The Wholesale Forum website awards 2014

“Move over, move over, can I just squeeze past you there, please make way for my head”. “Your head, Karl?” “Yes because it’s a bit swollen at the moment and it has nothing to do with drinking too much Christmas cheer!” I’m really proud and delighted to announce that Wholesale Clearance UK has been nominated […]

Weird, wonderful and crazy business ideas

I have been reading the furore surrounding the American Julien Blanc with interest. Julien Blanc is possibly the world’s saddest man. He’s a self-styled ‘pick-up artist’ (a PUA) who preaches some fairly aggressive and obnoxious tactics to ‘help’ men get women into bed through manipulation and coercion. You wouldn’t think this was the twenty-first century […]

HR for fun: Sad, bad and funny firing stories

Following on from last time’s look at hiring a new employee, I thought we could have a little light relief and so I have looked out some sad, bad and funny firing stories that I’ve found around the web. April Fool’s Day Prank goes very wrong “I’d just got to work to find my boss […]

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: mug jokes!

Roll up, roll up, get yer mug jokes right here… [/caption]Keeping on with our World Cup Tournament 2014 England cup theme *cough cough* and following on from our last blog about our Chris Smalling England mugs (you know the ones with our good friend Barack Obama appearing for the England team in the World Cup […]

Mock the Week? Fame at last!

Infamy, infamy! They’ve all got it in for me! Did you see us on Mock the Week last night? Did you? If you missed it try catching us here while you still can! Have you watched it? Watch it again! It’s us! If you need further explanation, read on! Yes we featured on Mock the […]

Ten Ways to Commit Career Suicide

I’ve been thinking a little recently about office pranks. That’s what the British summer does for you. Now, while we all want to work with people who pro-actively work to build up our business and help us streamline processes and make it the best business it can be, there are times when you have colleagues […]

It’s Wimbledon! Let’s make a racquet for Andy Murray

I’m very excited because Wimbledon 2013 starts today and for two weeks it will be a complete tennis fest. I’m a big fan and I’ve always loved Mr Dour Scot himself, Andy Murray. He’s 27 now and I find myself wondering how much longer he’ll continue. I hope it’s a while because there doesn’t seem […]

Top Ten Ways to Cheer Yourself Up!

The weather is weird at the moment isn’t it? Or is that just me being too polite? The weather is atrocious and it’s bringing me down. After the appalling summer we had last year it seems only fair that we have a brilliant summer this year. Sadly that doesn’t appear to be on the cards. […]

15 Absurd Examples of Management Speak

I was watching The Apprentice last night when I was reminded that I had been meaning to write this article for a while. Does anyone else find The Apprentice really stressful? All that anger, angst and bitchiness, and lots of people running around like headless chickens without a clue of what to do or how […]

Beat the Spare Bedoom Tax! Start your business today!

As of today, the Coalition Government’s new welfare policies come into force. They include changes to council tax and cuts to housing benefit for some social housing tenants with a spare room. According to Duncan Smith, Work and Pensions Secretary, the Government want to restructure British culture so that “people find work always pays”. Traditionally […]

10001 Uses (or thereabouts) for 10000 Lance Armstrong DVDs

So what does one do with 10,000 Lance Armstrong DVDs? It turns out you can actually do quite a lot with them and in spite of what the national press might think, here at wholesaleclearance.co.uk we can be incredibly creative. Here are some fabulous ideas. Please try these at home! Create a fabulous ear ring […]

Oprah Winfrey can’t compete with our Lance Armstrong offer!

Given what a complete superstar the American Professional Cyclist Lance Armstrong is, we at wholesaleclearance.co.uk have something for you small businesses out there that will make your eyes shine with absolute delight. Never mind the Oprah Winfrey pre-recorded interview, we got here first! Let’s forget for a moment that Lance was the first man to […]