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Re: Charity Shop

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:04 am

Crossdress Shania wrote:You wont like this,but Charity Shops are actualy there to make money for good causes----so,in a round a bout way youve stolen money from them that would of gone to a good cause--so well done you,hope the last two pages are missing,love Shann


Complete b*****ks. Charity shops are the main reason for the decline in the secondhand bookshops you used to see all over the place. They pay little if any business rates, are backed by large organisations especially Oxfam and their chain of specialist shops, and don't pay for any of their stock so can undercut people trying to make a living in any business they decide to compete against.

My home town now has 9 charity shops so anyone tring to go into business may as well give up now.

Next time think before posting because boy are you coming up with some rubbish.
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Re: Charity Shop

Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:47 am

The Mad Collector wrote:Next time think before posting because boy are you coming up with some rubbish.

:oops: Sorry Mad. I'll try to be more sensible in future - honest! :oops:
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Re: Charity Shop

Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:17 am

The Mad Collector wrote:
Crossdress Shania wrote:You wont like this,but Charity Shops are actualy there to make money for good causes----so,in a round a bout way youve stolen money from them that would of gone to a good cause--so well done you,hope the last two pages are missing,love Shann


Complete b*****ks. Charity shops are the main reason for the decline in the secondhand bookshops you used to see all over the place. They pay little if any business rates, are backed by large organisations especially Oxfam and their chain of specialist shops, and don't pay for any of their stock so can undercut people trying to make a living in any business they decide to compete against.

My home town now has 9 charity shops so anyone tring to go into business may as well give up now.

Next time think before posting because boy are you coming up with some rubbish.


Is it OK I use both Mad? I go to a lot of 2nd hand shops and charity shops, although there are more charity shops I have to admit.
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Postby pip » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:05 am

Don't buy books from charity shops. Not a Dan Brown or Patricia Cornwall fan :lol:
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Re: Charity Shop

Postby RJH » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:05 am

The Mad Collector wrote:
Crossdress Shania wrote:You wont like this,but Charity Shops are actualy there to make money for good causes----so,in a round a bout way youve stolen money from them that would of gone to a good cause--so well done you,hope the last two pages are missing,love Shann


Complete b*****ks. Charity shops are the main reason for the decline in the secondhand bookshops you used to see all over the place. They pay little if any business rates, are backed by large organisations especially Oxfam and their chain of specialist shops, and don't pay for any of their stock so can undercut people trying to make a living in any business they decide to compete against.

My home town now has 9 charity shops so anyone tring to go into business may as well give up now.

Next time think before posting because boy are you coming up with some rubbish.


I read the comment last night but could not login on FF5 to comment thankfully Mad took the words right out of my mouth :D

I might add he paid the price they wanted, it is their fault if they did not charge the correct price not his :P
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Postby meerkat » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:49 am

Good point. RJH!

I recently brought books from a charity shop, ok, it6 was Oxfam, and they wanted £4 (for a two volume encyclopedia). I offered a £5 and told him to keep the change! He said he couldn't accept it, it would throw the till out. I told him to put in £1 'misc' and he said he couldn't, they didn't have a miscellaneaous (or however you spell it) button. As he clearly didn't want my £1, I and went into another charity shop nearby, there are 7 at the last count in Pocklington, and put it in the greyhound re-homing collection box!

Oxfam can be really stupid sometimes!
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:50 am

Charity shops have to be realistic. If they want to sell the stuff they have, they have to put prices on that people are likely to pay.

If they had put the going price on that book, they probably would never have shifted it.

Some of the shops are getting wise these days and selling things on eBay.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:53 am

meerkat wrote:Good point. RJH!

I recently brought books from a charity shop, ok, it6 was Oxfam, and they wanted £4 (for a two volume encyclopedia). I offered a £5 and told him to keep the change! He said he couldn't accept it, it would throw the till out. I told him to put in £1 'misc' and he said he couldn't, they didn't have a miscellaneaous (or however you spell it) button. As he clearly didn't want my £1, I and went into another charity shop nearby, there are 7 at the last count in Pocklington, and put it in the greyhound re-homing collection box!

Oxfam can be really stupid sometimes!
I rarely buy anything in Oxfam. Not because I don't agree with their charity, but because their stuff is usually overpriced.

Most charity shops have a box on the counter where you can put an extra voluntary donation - that would have made sense in your case Meer. :roll:
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Postby meerkat » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:04 am

No Tony, if he didn't want to accept it they weren't getting it! Clearly they had enough.
I therefore took it to someone who was happy to take my money!
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:36 pm

I must say Shan, excluding Pip and my goodself, the three most mild-mannered, laid back people on this forum are Tony, WWD and Mad. :D

In a single post you made Tony moany, Mad mad and WWD went WMD.
I'm impressed! :shock:

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Postby pip » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:43 pm

Me. Mild Mannered. Feck that for a bag of Tayto. :roll:
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:48 pm

I'll put my hand up every time I'm called mild mannered. Then raise the middle finger. :D
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:53 pm

:roll: OK! :roll:

Pip got the pip and Dave raved! :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:52 pm

:lol: :mrgreen: it's the way you tell em Pooh. :wink:
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