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Charity Shop Bargains

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Charity Shop Bargains

My local Village & nearby small towns have a few extremely good Charity Shops.
I support them in two ways, by contributing items I no longer use (two year rule)
And by buying items, I think I need !

Downside, one of the good Charity shops has a retired, part-time assistant, we call Dennis the Tennis.
He always wears wrist and headbands, and moans about not being able to play that day, down to poor weather, or whatever.
I doubt he actually plays at all. Just promoting an image.
Fortunately he always works the same 3 days a week, so is quite easy to avoid.
I don't tell him I play Tennis at home !

I usually walk into the Village, and of course, it is on those days, I come across a large or heavy item I desire !
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Unfortunately most of the "local" charity shops are just over priced. I try and support the REAL local one (Borders Animal Welfare) but thats usually by supplying stuff that we no longer use.
E.g. a CS is selling 2nd hand paperbacks at £3 ea, now you can get the latest ones in Tesco for £3.73!
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One or two round here sometimes ask silly prices, but there are plenty more to choose from.
I've always been a big fan of charity shops, as a donor and a buyer. I worked in one for a while too, mainly as 'resident techie' - sorting the electrical, electronic, audio etc donations. Often minor faults could be rectified, but I never ceased to be amazed at the number of donated items that were completely FUBAR - why couldn't they take it to the recycling centre themselves.  Crazy
Occasionally one can find a decent CD, but I've given up looking in those shops which display them in such a way that it's ifficult to see the titles.
Best bargain ever - a made to measure suit that looked brand new. Everything about it was exactly as I would have chosen had I bought it new - and it was £6.  Cool Smiley
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Re: Charity Shop Bargains

Oh my best buy was a wool coat for £1. Had it for years. That was from the local charity shop, who still sell things at reasonable prices, unlike the rest. I always donate to them and not the others.
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I never buy 2nd-hand clothes - a by-product of having my brother's hand-me-downs as a child.
SWMBO likes to browse the books and has picked a few bargains.

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Re: Charity Shop Bargains

I saw a sign in one of my local Charity shops windows the other week....
Dalmatians wanted.  Cheesy
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Quote from: PlusComUK
I saw a sign in one of my local Charity shops windows the other week....
Dalmatians wanted.

A quick second look, I had misread the sign.....

Shudda gone to Specsavers.  Cool Roll eyes
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I'm a D&A man.  Cool
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I bought a bargain.....
About twelve years ago I bought a slate bed snooker table for £20. Just needed one of the rubbers reseating.  What a bargain!!
Then I realised I had to get it home!    Shocked
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I was once working in an Oxfam shop in Town, and I saw a boxed NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) selling for about 2 quid, I would've snapped it up but nowhere sells the games for them any more (except eBay)
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My local Age UK Charity Shop used to have a 10p Box, with "Bargains" that didn't sell for a few days.
Then....... the 10p Box disappeared !!
Now they are back, but due to inflation, it's now a 20p Box !!
And the best bargains, two Radio Controlled digital clocks, 50p each, just needing new batteries and a polish.
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Re: Charity Shop Bargains

Why pay 50p for a clock when you then have to spend at least another £2.99 on a pack of Duracell batteries?
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I pay far less than that for Duracell batteries.
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Today, for a change, a good choice in music CD's.
Automatically transferring to iTunes, and enjoying the music, as I do my Internet surfing
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Next day, picked up another 4 I should have picked up yesterday.
Importing into iTunes at 16.8x speed !!