Tuesday News Day: Discounted Designer Goods, Twitter Alerts and More!

We are officially 12 weeks away from Christmas Eve. This week, your Tuesday News Day is all about making the holiday season affordable and stress-free. Learn why it’s so important to book holiday airfare right now and where to buy designer accessories at a deep discount.

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Get secondhand designer goods at a discount you can trust.
Got champagne taste on a beer budget? New site LXR & Co. may be for you. The site resells vintage design accessories like a Chanel purse or a Hermes watch for up to 80% off their MSRP. It’s different from many resale sites in that they personally buy all of the items. That means no third-party sellers, which enables them to promise 100% authenticity—an important guarantee in a world rampant with knock-offs.
Source: Forbes

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Holiday travelers should book their flights now. Hurry up and book holiday travel now before prices skyrocket. New data analysis from Kayak shows that holiday airfare jumps in mid-October: 17% for Thanksgiving, 51% for Christmas and 25% for New Year’s Eve. Choose your travel days wisely. Last year, people traveling the weekend before Christmas paid some of the highest fares.
Source: USA Today

 

home depotHome Depot wants to help hire your next contractor.
Ever left the aisles of Home Depot with an ambitious DIY project? Fortunately, Home Depot is expanding Redbeacon, a free online service that connects consumers with small-project professionals. Redbeacon does background checks, collects reviews, gathers bids and helps schedule the service. It also has a price-estimating tool, which will ask you a series of questions about a particular project and give a realistic estimate.
Source: Businessweek 

 

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Which gaming system will reign supreme this holiday season?
New video game systems are always a holiday hot ticket and sure to fly off shelves on Black Friday. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll says U.S. shoppers are leaning first towards the PlayStation 4, then Microsoft’s Xbox One. Both systems will be available in November. Perhaps one of Playstation’s biggest perks is it is priced at $400, or $100 less than the Xbox.
Source: PCMag 

 

twitterTwitter alerts will keep us informed about disasters.
Twitter has launched an emergency alert feature, which will keep the public informed during emergencies and natural disasters. Alerts will come from government agencies and NGOs like the Red Cross, Center for Disease Control and Homeland Security. Alerts will be sent as push notifications, but only to users who sign up to receive them.
Source: Venture Beat 

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