Tag: money

Black Friday: how can you tell the good deals from the bad? | BusinessBlack Friday: how can you tell the good deals from the bad? | Business

Here’s a few predictions for Black Friday. John Lewis will slash the price of Le Creuset pans. Amazon Fire tablets will be marked down by a third. Google Home Minis will drop towards £20. Top-end headphones with cables will plunge in price. And the price of (some) Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners will drop to their […]

Uber must soon face up to task of picking up some serious money | Nils Pratley | BusinessUber must soon face up to task of picking up some serious money | Nils Pratley | Business

Uber was smart to get itself listed on the New York stock exchange before the WeWork fiasco. There’s now a much-needed mood of scepticism on Wall Street towards cash-burning companies whose horizon for profitability stretches into the middle distance. Uber might find it harder today to raise $8bn (£6.2bn) at a whizzy valuation. As it […]

John Lewis customer service was a complete washout | MoneyJohn Lewis customer service was a complete washout | Money

We bought and had installed a John Lewis washer-dryer a month ago. Within two days, water leaked from the fitting into the downstairs flat. We filed our complaint, then had a local plumber come around to fix the leak. We assumed John Lewis would cover the cost of the repair and the damage. That’s why […]

Is it worth buying a pricey electric toothbrush? | MoneyIs it worth buying a pricey electric toothbrush? | Money

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. I’ve seen electric toothbrushes in Boots and there’s a huge price difference. There are Philips ones for £299, Oral-Bs for £140, but […]

Uber must soon face up to task of picking up some serious money | Nils Pratley | BusinessUber must soon face up to task of picking up some serious money | Nils Pratley | Business

Uber was smart to get itself listed on the New York stock exchange before the WeWork fiasco. There’s now a much-needed mood of scepticism on Wall Street towards cash-burning companies whose horizon for profitability stretches into the middle distance. Uber might find it harder today to raise $8bn (£6.2bn) at a whizzy valuation. As it […]

Asda extends deadline for workers to sign new contracts | BusinessAsda extends deadline for workers to sign new contracts | Business

Asda has given a week’s extension to thousands of its workers who faced losing their job on Saturday night if they refuse to sign up to a new contract that hits pay and benefits. The deal, which will apply to more than 120,000 hourly-paid staff, increases basic hourly pay but ends paid breaks, cuts premium […]