What are the collectables worth?
Have you managed to get your hands on one of the new Armistice Day commemorative 50 cent coins yet?
I saw a couple of friends who live overseas post on social media asking people to save them if we got our hands on one.
And guess what? I got one, and thought myself pretty lucky, until I discovered there are actually about 2 million of them being put into circulation around the country.
So maybe they won’t be as collectable as I thought, and certainly not be worth any more than the face value of 50 cents. But they do look awesome.
I think we’d all like to come across something a little unique and collectable that may just be worth a little bit of money.
A rare comic book or painting — as happen on that US storage shed reality show.
The secret is to be prepared, because there would be nothing worse than finding out the value of a rarity once it is no longer with you, or not so rare — like the English woman who had a laugh when she had an empty Coke can in her sixpack, with the tab still closed.
She had a laugh and decided to open it on camera, and shared the clip online.
Just three drops can be seen coming out after she tipped it over. What a mistake.
A quick search online found empty sealed Coca-cola cans to be selling for up to US$19,999. Empty, opened coke cans are not worth quite as much!
12 days of Wish-mas
Christmas is a time for giving, and here at the Hits Rotorua we’re giving you the chance to give someone deserving a little something extra special this Christmas season.
We call it THE HITS 12 DAYS OF WISH-MAS. Who do you wish these gifts for?
We have a few of these special packs to giveaway, and we need you to tell us who deserves one.
The package includes goodies from Challenge Rotorua and Get Gas, Artisan Cafe, and Skyline, worth close to $500 for each of our recipients.
Whether it is someone you know who has done good work for the community this year, a friend who helped you out when you were in a tight spot, or maybe someone who needs a bit of special Christmas cheer, nominate now at thehits.co.nz
Black Friday allure
This time last week it seemed as though most people had been overpowered by the allure of the Black Friday sales.
Did you buy or resist? For yourself or gift buying?
I will admit that I almost succumbed. I saw a great computer deal, and even though I don’t really need a new computer I almost went and bought it.
Sam Wallace on The Hits brekky show said it best.
“It’s not the 25 per cent off, it’s the 75 per cent you weren’t going to spend in the first place”.
I am a little confused though over the limited amount of negative publicity around the sale.
Just a couple of weeks ago we celebrated Halloween, and lots of people were complaining it is all about commercialisation and just copying America.
Well at least there are some historical references to Halloween, and we’ve been doing it here in New Zealand for at least 30 years.
But nothing says copying commercialism like Black Friday sales, which are still brand new to us.
We have followed the lead of the USA, yet no-one seems to be complaining?
Perhaps because we all believe we are getting something out of it, as in the great deals. And not just a few sweets and maybe one or two scares?
Fill that bus
A quick final reminder from me about The Hits Fill The Bus appeal for the Salvation Army Foodbank.
It’s happening next Wednesday, and I’d love to see you pop onto the bus and drop off a donation.
Keep an eye on our website, and Facebook page for our locations around the city on the day from 7am until 7pm.
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The festive season is nearly here.