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Guinevere Report 4 Dec 2012 08:09

As Lynda said, for me it would depend on which charity it was.

Charity shops are not that cheap, as others have said. I often used to trawl them for props and costumes for my Youth Theatre group but it's almost as cheap to buy new now.

A couple of weeks ago I was looking for plain white school-type shirts or blouses and every one I saw was more expensive than buying new in Asda. I mentioned this to the assistant who didn't seem that bothered.


David Report 4 Dec 2012 08:29

If I sold at a large profit I'd give the charity some thing back.

You know I feel sure there are professionals who go from one charity shop to another looking at the bric a brac for just such bargains.

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Tenerife Sun Report 4 Dec 2012 19:49

I would give something to charity but not necessary to the same charity that the shop supported.


JustGinnie Report 4 Dec 2012 20:17

The thing is with charity shops (the well known ones anyway) they are sent pricing lists from head office and many of them have minimum prices that they can charge for items. The prices are high in some shops I agree and I do think sometimes they would sell more if they had more realistic prices for the area the shops are in.


ZZzzz Report 4 Dec 2012 20:42

I did find a large sum of money in a book a bought from a charity shop and took half back to put in their collection box, but what makes my boil is at a community furniture project warehouse, second hand dealers buy things there for a pittance and sell it for £££s more, thus those that need cheap furniture don't have a chance.


Gins Report 4 Dec 2012 21:29

That's a conundrum :-S