Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Freebie and Bargains of the Week




Freebie was this pins and thread book that just hadn't shifted at the shop. I love these, we had a couple when I was little, a steam engine and Concorde! I don't know if I will make one but if I do, I'll know how. 


Not the best picture, but this Accessorize summer dress was on the 99p rail (I'd been watching it since it was £6). 


I'd been after a fan for a while as I saw some people with them when we were at the theatre and thought it was a good idea. I especially like this as it's wood. I paid £2.27 for the lot!


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  1. I love that owl pin and thread. I remember these too. I think we had one at some point in my childhood. I bought a fan like this from a young boy when we were in Italy this summer. I think I paid 2 euros for it, but didn't mind because I admired him for being entrepreneurial and trying to earn himself some money.

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    1. That was nice of you, it is good to support people who are doing their best.

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  2. Just surprised that your charity shop gives things away, even if it is to volunteers. Round here the books that don't sell in the shop get sold on to "the book man" for pulping & ebaying, so some profit is still made for the charity & donors know their goods have been of some use to the charity. Just saying.....

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    1. I don't think it happens often. They were probably wrong to say I could take it and I was wrong to accept. I did put 50p in the collection box which covered the original 29p selling price, not that it alters the morality if that's the main issue.

      We do rag or rotate stock including books, electricals, clothing and accessories. We don't do so with bric a brac, unless it's something more suited to another shop. Two local men do take things from the bins though so lots of that is reused.

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    3. Try again. Sorry, it was supposed to say "as that's the main issue" my phone corrected me (and then corrected me again).

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    4. Sounds like your donation more than covered the cost, sorry if my comment sounded picky. It's good to rehome the unused items, not many chairty shops take electricals now that they need to be PAT tested, it's good to keep things out of landfill & to help the charity. I do like to stop by your blog, Vee x

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    5. No offence taken. I totally understand your concern, I did wonder whether to mention it was a freebie, but I thought honesty was the best policy. I have spoken before about my choice to not take the volunteer discount when buying higher value items.

      I think it's our duty to get as much money as possible for items when people have been generous enough to donate. Thanks for your comments.

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