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Makia Clothing has Invaded DealDash!

Makia Clothing has Invaded DealDash! And we LOVE it!

Have you seen all of the new Makia Clothing products that have been showing up on DealDash lately? There are a HUGE number of awesome Makia Clothing gear available, let me show you – starting with hats, we have the Makia Cap in Asphalt gray, Navy blue, and my personal favorite, the Makia Rooibos Tea Calypso Cap, which is a burnt sienna type of color.

 

Makia Asphalt CapMakia Cap in NavyMakia Rooibos Tea Calypso Cap

 

Other than hats there are also backpacks and bags available – my favorite is the Sailor Bag in black and pink, but there is also a Duffle Bag and a backpack, both available in denim.

Makia Large Sailor Bag in Black

Makia Duffle Bag - DenimMakia Denim Backpack

Makia is a clothing company that was founded in 2001 and based out of Helsinki, Finland. They offer a great variety of clothing, including both men’s and women’s styles, as well as gender-neutral items such as the hats and bags above, but they also offer scarves and wallets which we will hopefully be seeing on DealDash  soon!

Makia Clothing loves sports, they were actually a sponsor of the first ever Winter Olympic Team Zimbabwe last year! Makia provided the outfits for team Zimbabwe. In addition to winter sports, they also love racing! As a Southern girl transplanted up North I appreciate racing as much as the next girl! The Makia Racing Team was founded in 2012, and their star driver is Kimi Raikkonen, who drives for team Ferrari. They have come out with a line of racing gear such as hats, hoodies, and tee shirts. If we’re lucky maybe DealDash will start having Makia Racing gear available as well!

In addition to sports the folks at Makia Clothing love beer! Makia’s newest collection is actually inspired by it! They love beer so much that they decided to dedicate their whole spring-summer 2015 collection around it. They went on a multi-country expedition to get to know their muse a little better, and I have to say it was a success!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know Makia Clothing a little better. Go get out there and try to win some, you will be glad you did! Good luck everyone!

 

Tonfisk Design Elevates Style for the Kitchen

Tonfisk Design is an awesome company from Finland that really knows their way around the kitchen…With style!

Translated from Swedish, Tonfisk actually means “tuna fish”, which might sound a little strange, but when you see their products you will forget their quirky name and enjoy the clean elegant style that the Finnish are known for. You might wonder who makes all of these interesting products – the main designer is Brian Keaney, however the company has taken products into production from several different Finnish designers.

Tonfisk

Tonfisk Design has a lot of interesting and different things to explore, one of my favorites is actually an extendable flower vase – perfect for when someone brings you flowers that are just too short or tall for any vases you have. It’s made of two parts, the lower part is made of porcelain and the upper part is made of laminated oak or walnut. The upper part can be raised or lowered to fit your flower’s height and still look great. This flower vase from Tonfisk Designs is called KasVu, in case you would like to do a little more research on it.

Another Tonfisk Designs favorite of mine is the “WARM” collection. WARM is a tea and coffee set that combines ceramic teacups and teapots with bracelets of laminated bent wood. Held on by friction, the wood acts as a handle and also insulates your tea or coffee. Since its launch in 1998 WARM tea and coffee set has become a ‘mini classic’ of Finnish and Scandinavian design.

Tonfisk WARM

If you’re like me you want to be sure that it’s easy to clean all of your kitchen items. You might ask yourself, “Can I use a dishwasher with these products?” The answer is YES! You can wash these products in the dish washer. All of the Tonfisk Design products are tested and certified for safety and have a food safe and durable glaze. You can also clean the wooden parts with a wet cloth. However, afterwards you should dry the parts at room temperature with good air circulation. The wooden parts are waterproof in normal use, however you should definitely avoid leaving the wooden parts in water and getting soaked, though. If this should happen, remove the handles from the water and leave them to dry on a table for a day or so. The handles should return to their original shape.

If you like  the products from Tonfisk Design that I have shown you, there are many more to explore, and DealDash will be offering them soon. The best part about winning these items from DealDash is that instead of ordering them directly from Finland, DealDash ships it to us for free! Saving on shipping alone makes me loyal to DealDash. It’s so fun to be able to try products that aren’t as easily available in America. Good luck everyone, and Happy Bidding!

Italian High Fashion on a Budget from Deal Dash!

Almost every woman I know loves purses. You can be any shape or size, and you can always be sure that when you buy a purse it will fit, unlike some other articles of clothing!

Renato Angi

Most of the women I know love leather purses. They are so soft and durable, if you take good care of them they can last many years to come. A nice high quality purse is truly an investment. Everyone knows that Italy makes some of the best leather purses. Unfortunately when you import things from Italy the shipping and customs charges can be a little overwhelming. Don’t worry, read on below, and I will tell you the solution to the shipping fee problem.

Luckily for those of us who love Italian leather DealDash will soon be carrying one of the classiest purse lines from Italy – Renato Angi. Not only might you win a Renato Angi purse for a great deal, even if you end up BINning (Buying it Now) you will still come out ahead, since DealDash has already imported these bags for us, and will ship them to us for free, just like all of the other great products that DealDash carries.

If you aren’t familiar with Renato Angi, let me give you a quick overview. The Renato Angi story starts long ago, back in 1965, when he attended the “School for Young Designers” in Venice, Italy. By 1970 he had formed the Renato Angi company. By the year 2000 Renato Angi had opened up shops in New York, Berlin, Copenhagen, and many more. Renato Angi carries all sorts of different bags, from the leather purses that I was speaking of before, to wristlets and tote bags. They even have work and travel bags for men, too. All of the Renato Angi are 100% made in Italy, so you know that you are getting pure quality, not like some other brands who contract out work to other countries to get things made for cheaper. Renato Angi is the real deal of luxury.

If you are interested in getting a Renato Angi bag of your own I would keep an eye on DealDash in the next upcoming weeks. They are planning on adding in some great Renato Angi, and I certainly hope to be able to win one! I wish you good luck as well, my fellow bidders. As much as we might all want a Renato Angi bag, try and remember to have some fun as well! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Cookut Cooks With Syle

Do you have small kids who are just learning how to measure out ingredients and set the timer? My family loves to cook together, and Cookut makes it fun for all ages.

Cookut has extremely cute and useful products including bottle stoppers, egg timers, cutting boards, coffee cups, and so many more. These products are not only functional, but very useful and so cute, too. They have a series of fun and colorful animal designs including blue dragon, pink pig, red crab, gray elephant, and purple elk. These animal figures come in salt & pepper shakers, egg cups, bottle stoppers, and egg timers. My kids adore these kitchen implements from Cookut, and I’m sure your kids or grand kids will, too.

Cookut

You might not have heard of Cookut yet, or seen their products at your local store, but they are based in France and have stores all across Europe. They are relatively unknown as of yet in the USA, however they do have a few select stores in the USA and Hong Kong.

Cookut believes in diversity in their designs, and utilizes 9 different designers for its products. Their brand is new, but they are already gaining respect and recognition in the design world, they were featured in the 2015 Maison & Objet trade show in Singapore last month. Cookut is an up and coming brand that you will be seeing a lot more of the in the future.

cookut

Do you like innovative products and new inventions? Well, Cookcut is definitely a brand that you should be looking into. Their newest product is a coffee mug with a silicone carrying handle. Is that smart or what?! You can pour your scalding hot coffee or boiling water for tea in the mug and pick it right up without worrying that it’s going to burn you. The cups are white in color, and they have many different color choices for the handle including blue, green, pink, and black. If you like the clean yet colorful design of the cups, they also have matching tea pots.

Another great thing about Cookut is they actually offers a two year warranty on almost every single product that they sell, including their knives! There are a very few exceptions that I was able to find, and these were the case that their knife set comes in, and the coating on the pans does not fall under the warranty if you happen to use a metal utensil and scratch it. This is definitely a very fair offer, and you may try Cookut products resting assured you’re covered.

Cookut products sound wonderfully whimsical, don’t they? Well, you have a chance to own your very own Cookout kitchen products from DealDash. You will see them arriving very shortly, I suggest that you load up your Bid Buddy for a chance to win some of these great kitchen items. Good luck everyone, and Happy Bidding.

Keter Products are Great for the Whole Family

Are you ready for a great summer? I know what can help make things even better, some fun outdoor things from Keter Plastic.

Keter Plastic

Do you have any products from Keter in your yard? Keter has a really amazing selection of different outdoor products,  shedsdeck boxes, playhouses, outdoor furniture, water tables for the kids, and even fences! They also have some great indoor products for storage and the laundry room, like cabinets and storage bins of all sizes and shapes. No matter what you need, as long as it’s made of plastic Keter probably has a solution for you. I’ve seen for myself that their plastics are durable, safely designed for kids to use, hold up to the elements, are easy to put together, and are totally enjoyed by their owners.

Keter Playhouse

Keter is short for Keter Plastic Ltd, plastic being what 95% of their products are made from. Keter has won plenty of awards in the past few years including the Red Dot Design award in 2010, 2011, and 2013. Keter also won the DIY Product of the Year award in 2010. Keter keeps up with the times, and makes new and interesting products that consumers love, as well as being moderately priced so everyone can afford to give them a try.

Keter is known all over the world, they have 29 plants in the USA, Israel, and Europe. They were started in 1948, and have continued to be a favorite all over the world, Keter products are available in over 90 countries. Even though Keter doesn’t have retail stores in all 90 countries, they own and operate their retail stores that are located in Israel.

Even though most Keter products require some assembly, the instructions are easy to follow and shouldn’t take you very long at all to put together so you can enjoy your new things. If you happen to lose the instructions, though, don’t worry! You can get instructions (including pictures) for every single Keter product on their website. That’s a relief for those of us who aren’t great at keeping up with instruction sheets from season to season.

DealDash offers a variety of some of Keter’s most popular products including various deck boxes, sheds, and rattan planter sets of three. You can set your Bid Buddy and get one of these great products for a fraction of the cost! If you don’t happen to win the auction, though, you can still be a winner by using BIN (Buy it Now). When you BIN you get the product that you wanted, all of your bids back, free shipping, and keep all of the bids that you won as being the highest bidder. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

Black & Decker Makes D.I.Y. really F.U.N.

<How handy are you? I am the resident “Handy Woman” at my house, and what I lack in skill Black & Decker takes up the slack.</h2>

I recently won a Black & Decker 12V Lithium-Ion drill from DealDash, it’s my first drill, but I am no stranger to Black & Decker products! I am really excited about my new drill, it seems like it would be perfect for the average D.I.Y.er who is tinkering around with projects in the garage on the weekends and warm summer evenings on the deck. It is nice and light so you won’t need to flex your muscles just to use it. That being said, if you are planning on building a deck or putting in a new fence this is not the drill for that. This is a really great drill to do small projects such as putting together IKEA furniture, hanging pictures, building a sandbox for the kids, and 300 other projects small to medium.

The LED light is nice if you are using it in a dark corner, it automatically turns on whenever the drill is being used.  A few days ago I assembled a new desk for my fiance, this desk is a great cherry wood desk made by Sauder, also from DealDash. I was putting it together in the spare room, where the only light is an overhead, and is rather dim. The LED light came in really handy and allowed me to be able to see the tiny indention where each screw was supposed to go. The drill was definitely powerful enough to screw in all of the screws with plenty of battery to spare, even though it took me an astoundingly long time of two hours to put the desk together.

Black & Decker vintage ad

Black & Decker is proud to be an American company, and was founded in 1910! A lot of things have changed since then, of course, and one of the biggest changes for Black & Decker happened exactly 5 years ago, on March 12th, 2010 Black & Decker merged with Stanley Works to become Stanley Black & Decker.

Black & Decker has a HUGE line of products, including coffee makers, irons, hedge trimmers, toaster ovens, mowers, hand vacuums, and many many more! I have quite a few of these products, and they are some of the best in my house. If I am shopping and I have a choice between Black & Decker and another brand, I will pick Black & Decker every time!

DealDash happens to have auctions for different Black & Decker products just about every day. All you have to do to find them is just head over to DealDash and type in “Black and Decker” into the search box and all of the current and future Black & Decker auctions will pop up and you can pick which ones that you would like to set your Bid Buddy or an Alert on. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Are You on Team Samsung?

Are you on Team Android or Team Apple? Being the well-rounded tech-lover that I am, I actually like both! I will tell you though, the best phone that I have ever owned was a Samsung!

I love my Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s an awesome phone! So easy to use and even customize to your own preferences. It’s so easy to use the internet on it, and all of my favorite apps are free. The Galaxy is a great product, but Samsung makes so many more things than just phones.

Samsung S5

The Galaxy Tab and the Galaxy Note are actually two of the best selling tablets out on the market today, they are so popular with all age ranges from kids up to seniors. Everyone at my house, from the oldest to the youngest loves the Galaxy Tab; My Fiance’s mother, who is retired, loves to play Candy Crush and Bejeweled on her Galaxy Tab, you should see some of her scores! My kids, who are 3 and 7, love to play Angry Birds and Fruit Slice together. So you see, the Samsung Galaxy Tab really has something for everyone.

Another great product that Samsung makes that I have and use every day is my Samsung TV. Samsung makes a huge range of TVs, from 19″ TVs under $200, all the way up to the top of the line Samsung 46″ Class LED HDTV Smart TV that runs just over $1,100. You know when you buy a Samsung TV it will last – one of our Samsung’s is 7 years old and still running just as well as when we bought it.

Samsung Products

The original Samsung Electric Industries was started in Korea way back in 1969, and the Samsung that we know and love that manufactures our favorite consumer electronics became a subsidiary in 1988. You might be surprised to know that Samsung actually manufactures some of the batteries, flash memories, and hard drives that are in Apple, HTC, Sony, and Nokia products! Samsung actually became the world’s largest technology company in 2011, a title which was formerly held by Apple.

If you’re looking to upgrade your smartphone, TV, laptop, or camera, DealDash and Samsung have you covered. DealDash holds multiple auctions of Samsung products daily. Go ahead and check out some of Samsung’s newest products, including the Samsung Gear 2 Smart Watch; And remember, if you don’t win the auction, you can Buy It Now (BIN), and get all of your bids back. Good luck everyone!