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Here's One For Mad

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:32 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-25220717

A charity shop in the Lake District is hoping the donation of more than 500 teddy bears in a woman's will will raise thousands of pounds.
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:35 pm

I heard about that a couple of weeks ago. They are charging over the odds and people are still buying them :shock:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:42 pm

People are silly!
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:49 pm

:lol: Watching too much Antiques Roadshow and thinking they are buying an investment.
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:02 pm

They are mainly unlimited editions and a quick check on my website would tell them that the normal retail price is less than they are charging and quite a few of them I still have in stock as brand new :roll:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:31 pm

Nip up to the Lake district and post a few flyers Mad. :mrgreen:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby janet » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:12 pm

Then again if the proceeds are all going to a charity it can't be all wrong.
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:02 pm

Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for the charity but if people think they are get a good deal because they are buying from a charity shop they are in for a nasty surprise when they find out what they are really worth :roll:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:46 pm

Some are probably thinking Oh a charity shop at that price they really must be worth a lot more. :violin: :whistle:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby janet » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Caveat emptor- let the buyer beware
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby Ghost » Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:22 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Some are probably thinking Oh a charity shop at that price they really must be worth a lot more. :violin: :whistle:

OXFAM aren’t known for their cheap prices they try and price any thing they think is collectable about a third dearer than the usual market value when I worked for them I had to do research on whatever collectable was donated and that was before the internet was widely used :think:
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Re: Here's One For Mad

Postby janet » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:12 am

Since Mary Portas investigated charity shops they've realised that people will pay good prices for quality. Oxfam just had that policy for longer. My daughter does a couple of days a week as a volunteer in an animal charity shop. The other day she opened a bag which had an original Vivienne Westwood dress and an unopened Chanel No 5 perfume set! Common sense dictates that they can ask good money for those.

(Not that the above is really relevant to the teddy bear sale, Mad! I agree with you that people should do their research before buying for investment, or, even better, buying from you!)
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