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Customer Service Fails

It never fails to amaze me how so many large companies provide poor service without it ever affecting business. When it comes to small and medium enterprise, it seems that we’re less likely to get away with mistakes and rudeness, because complaints are usually pretty immediate and the buck stops with us. When customer service […]

Ashes to ashes: unique ways to dispose of your cremated remains

This may not be the cheeriest blog I’ve ever written, and for that I apologise, but you know how these things are. I start reading something and then my mind works overtime and I need to know more! In this case I was thinking about cremated remains and what to do with them! On the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ten things that are a perfect 10

I’ve become obsessed with perfection. Perfectly obsessed about things that are a perfect 10. Perfection is entirely subjective though, isn’t it? Here’s my list. 10. The most perfect woman In a poll published in The Daily Mail at the beginning of 2015, Kate Moss, Beyonce and Scarlett Johansson were all voted into the top 10 […]

Brands Back from the Brink

Toys ‘R’ Us, the shop of many a 90s child’s dreams recently filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada. The emotional outpouring has been intense, but does it necessarily spell the end for the company? These days you often read about companies just like Toys ‘R’ Us going bust. With such a competitive […]

Emoji PIN for the win!

I nearly had heart failure the other day when the security software I use on my laptop suggested that my password was one that hackers regularly try out when they infiltrate people’s accounts. I changed it immediately of course, and then the next time I logged in had completely forgotten what I had changed it […]

We are the champions, my friends!*

You may recall that back in December we asked you to vote for us in The Wholesale Forums Web Awards 2014, see the original blog post here . Well nominations ended on 7th December and voting continued until 4th January. Now I’ve paid my dues, time after time, I’ve done my sentence but committed no […]

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 […]

Best Believable Excuses for Calling in Sick to Work

I need to elicit some sympathy from you all here. I have recently been sick; in fact I am still sick. I’m not usually the type that gets poorly very easily and only suffer occasional colds and sore throats. But this time I have what is apparently generically known as ‘A Virus’. I don’t believe […]

Smashing ideas: reusing your old (or new) plates

So you’ve bought a Joblot of 50 Royal Princess 2013 Celebration plates in pretty pink from us. What are you going to do with them? You’re probably thinking that there is nothing useful that can be done with a load of plates created on the whim of somebody who was completely misinformed about the sex […]

A crock of gold? Our Princess of Cambridge plates!

We all knew the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were going to be safely delivered of a Princess, didn’t we? The world was agog, waiting for news. Rumours in the media were rife. The Sun noted on 5th July 2013 for example, The Sun that she was expecting a daughter. Entertainmentwise.com wrote that The Duchess’s […]

15 Absurd Examples of Management Speak – Wholesale Clearance Blog

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 […]

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 […]