iPhone 12 and MagSafe: A new way for Apple to sell expensive accessories

Apple is an interesting company, in that every new product has been engineered so that it becomes a way to sell something else. This has been true for so long, and predates the iPhone.

So, when I saw MagSafe, my first thought was not how this could improve charging, but how it would offer Apple another way to sell expensive — dare I saw, overpriced — accessories.

I was right.

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First, there’s a MagSafe charger. This wireless charger has been designed and built for MagSafe on the iPhone 12, but will work with other iPhones going back to the iPhone 8, along with the AirPods charging case and the AirPods Pro.

And any Android smartphones that you take pity on.

The price for this is $39, which isn’t as much as I

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3 sentenced for fraudulently conspiring to sell jewelry


Three people were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Phoenix for conspiring to sell jewelry imported from the Philippines as being made by Native Americans, federal officials said Monday.

Laura Marye Wesley, 32; Christian Coxon, 46; and Waleed Sarrar, 44, were each sentenced Oct. 2 by U.S. District Judge Douglas L. Rayes to 36 months of supervised release, according to a news release from U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Homeland Security Investigations.

Additionally, the three defendants were ordered together to pay $30,000 restitution to the The Humiovi, a Sedona store, as well as a $5,000 fine to the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the release stated. Each of them is also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment fee.

Authorities say the defendants violated the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 which prohibits the misrepresentation in marketing of American Indian or Alaska Native arts and

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Get Your Hands on This Can’t-Miss Beauty Gift From Olivela (FYI, It’s Bound to Sell Out)

Olivela is giving us the perfect excuse to spend this week’s paycheck. (It’s worth it, trust us.)

The online retailer is currently gifting an impressive beauty bag—which is filled with full-sized products—with every purchase of $250 or more. This means you can stock up on Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Brightening Serum and receive the beauty gift in return.

It’s important to note that the offer is only available while supplies last, so we highly recommend you fill your cart ASAP in order to qualify. Here’s what’s inside the bag, which is valued at $300. (NBD.) 

Olivela Beauty Bag contents:

  1. Abel Green Cedar (2ml) or White Vetiver (2ml)
  2. BeautyStat Universal Skin Refiner (2ml)
  3. Bynacht Perfect Nacht Sleeping Balm (5ml)
  4. Chantecaille Pure Rose Water (30ml)
  5. Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rose Water (50ml)
  6. Cuvee Blowout Bombe (24ml)
  7. Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Mask (10ml)
  8. Dr. Loretta Anti-Aging Repair Serum (1.5ml)
  9. Ellis Brooklyn CBD
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Polk woman tried to sell stolen ring back to jewelry store, police say

Amy Gehrt
| The Ledger

A 47-year-old Lake Wales woman is facing felony charges of grand theft and dealing in stolen property after she tried to sell a stolen ring back to the jewelry store from which it was taken during a July burglary, according to the Winter Haven Police Department.

Alice Lavern Henry took the ring, which was from the Simon G. collection, to Griner’s Jewelry, located at 195 Ave. A NW in Winter Haven, around 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28, and asked a clerk if the store would be interested in buying the ring, WHPD spokesperson Jamie Brown said in a news release Monday.

The clerk asked Henry where she had gotten the ring, and Henry replied that she found it while using a metal detector to hunt for treasure on a beach in the Panhandle, Brown said. 

However, when the clerk inspected the ring, it showed none

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Gucci and The RealReal are teaming to sell used luxury fashion

a person carrying a suitcase: A male model decked out in Gucci sits casually on a swing

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A male model decked out in Gucci sits casually on a swing

In the latest sign luxury companies can’t ignore the booming secondhand market, Gucci and luxury consignment site The RealReal today announced a new partnership.

Through the end of the year, The RealReal will have a dedicated portal on its site for Gucci products. Some of the more than 2,000 items will be consigned by The RealReal’s customers, but Gucci is supplying products as well. They are items the label primarily used for occasions such as photoshoots and were never previously sold, according to The RealReal’s head of communications, Erin Santy.

The companies are pitching the deal as a sustainability effort. Watchdogs have called for fashion to embrace a circular model, where clothing gets reused rather than discarded, to address the industry’s damaging environmental impact. A healthy resale market is vital to this aim. The

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Ronald Perelman’s RetailMeNot to Sell to J2 Global for $420 Million

Ronald Perelman’s MacAndrews & Forbes Inc. is planning to sell online coupon company RetailMeNot Inc. to an internet information and services company for around $420 million.

RetailMeNot agreed to sell its assets to J2 Global Inc. in a transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter, according to a statement Tuesday. Discount drug company RxSaver, which is housed under the RetailMeNot umbrella, has also been up for sale but isn’t part of the transaction, according to people with knowledge of the plans who asked not to be identified.

RetailMeNot partners with than 5,000 retailers including Macy’s Inc., Sephora, and Best Buy Co., according to its website. It compiles coupon codes and cash-back options for customers shopping online and in stores.

J2 Global’s portfolio includes Mashable, Humble Bundle, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Spiceworks, Everyday Health, BabyCenter and eFax, according to the statement.

RetailMeNot held sale discussions with interested buyers including private equity

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9 Beauty Advent Calendars We’re Buying Early (Before They Sell Out)

When it comes to holiday beauty gifts, there are limited edition bundled sets and then there are advent calendars. These epic boxes are singular in their packaging — which you’ll want to repurpose for years to come (my mom puts mini chocolates in them) — never failing in delivering that festive wow factor. Not to mention, beauty brands go especially hard when it comes to filling their advent calendars with a more-is-more approach. And, if past seasons weren’t enough proof in the product pudding, then brace yourselves for 2020’s holiday haul.

Whether you’re a makeup maven or a skin-care savant, there’s an already dropped and specially curated box out there with your name on it. The holidays have come early, and we are more than okay with it — because these limited-edition gifts are sure to sell out long before December rolls around. Scroll ahead to peep our hand-picked selection

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