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With everyone decluttering and renovated their homes am quite looking forward to having a browse in them after lockdown. I think there going to be some interesting finds.

Anyone else like a good charity shop where I live their is a good 10

Ann1984
30 days ago
What do you think of this?
lilyflower
lilyflower30 days ago

Ann1984 There are 5 where I live, BHF - expensive. Local Hospice - never has much. SSAFA - not sure if they will survive. Scope - good. Salvation Army - great bargains. We also have a free book shop. Looking forward to them all opening again.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig30 days ago

There are 4 charity shops where I live. I enjoy having a browse in them but it is impossible to get the pram in any of them as there isn't much room so I don't go in them often. Everytime I have been in recently there is never anything in my sons size anyway.

I reckon a lot of people will be selling their stuff to try get some extra money.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend30 days ago

Hi anne1984 sorry to tell you that no charity shops will be open until next year. And all so they have stoped taking goods has well. If you wanted some good deals go on eBay. That's wear people are putting there's things and biding. I've got some very good stuff over the last few day. Clothes, ds game, a new winter coat. Some lovely lanterns . And some lovely rugs. DVD books 🤗

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig30 days ago

I just got my son some clothes from fb marketplace. He won't need them till September but I might not be able to get them then so buying them early.

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lilyflower
lilyflower30 days ago

nicolajaynehend Can I ask where this information was sourced from? Thanks 🙂

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Dennab
Dennab30 days ago

nicolajaynehend Yes a source would be nice please as I have not read that anywhere.

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MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees28 days ago

Where are you getting that info from about charity shopa not opening for another year? Find it hard to believe.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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30 days ago

I don't think they will be shut ebay may be good for sum but I like to see first what am buying if used nothing on there websites have said they closed for a year

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Dennab
Dennab30 days ago

Ann1984 It's nice to support charity as well of course instead of a big American company.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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30 days ago

Dennab true I got a huge paw petrol bundle would of cost a fortune new or if someone sold online used but weren't put out in shop had just been handed in I said how much she said it be individually priced I offer 20 she took and I mean huge by the big truck plane sea petrol plane all vehicles and figures

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lornaae
lornaae29 days ago

I have cleared out my wardrobe and will be taking some clothes to a local charity shop when they are open and it is safe to do so. I'm sure they'll be grateful for people both donating and shopping at them when they are back open.

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Pjran
Pjran28 days ago

My husband has been trying to get me to clear my wardrobes and even offered to empty one at a time placing it on the bed. If he does that it’ll end in divorce,

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tumblespots
tumblespots29 days ago

I love going to charity shops but have wondered about them continuing.

I considered who would want to touch anything pre-owned that could potentially have the virus on it?

Would the charity shops themselves want to accept donations or collect bagged items that could potentially have the virus on it?

Would the public want to have that 'good rummage' as that also involved touching everything.

You would have restrictions on how many in a shop at any one time and I think that their profits will be badly affected.

How can they continue? 🐞

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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29 days ago

tumblespots people rummaging is going to be pretty much same in all clothes shops with sale rails for example the next sale are they still going to open doors at 5am

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tumblespots
tumblespots29 days ago

Ann1984 I suppose so, I didn't consider sale rails and I can't remember how long the virus is supposed to stay alive on fabric. 🐞

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold28 days ago

I love a charity shop. I'm looking forward to them re opening, whenever that may be. I have several good ones around the area near me that iv picked up a number of bargains in. I also think there'll be more goodies then ever after lockdown & everyone's had a clear out. I already know several people waiting to donate stuff they have had a clear of.

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hspexy
hspexy28 days ago

I do miss a good rummage in the charity shops, and look forward to doing it in the near future. The clothes banks were over flowing when I last checked

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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28 days ago

hspexy same here plus in the bigger towns people have been dumping stuff on the doorsteps of the shops and then ruined

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hspexy
hspexy28 days ago

Ann1984 I’ve seen it too, lots of dumped things that the shops won’t be tending to as they’re not open. I think the councils would've just chucked the items into their dust trucks if they’re left out too long 🙁

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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28 days ago

hspexy yeah shame really people couldn't have waited or given in to a homeless charity as these people are still accepting

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oliwka85
oliwka8528 days ago

Ann1984 or just share it on Facebook marketplace, gumtree or oliox. They would find someone to pick from them.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig28 days ago

People could advertise these things on fb marketplace etc and items can be left outside front door for person to pick up. I got an amazing bundle of clothes for my son off fb, it was all done contactless and I've washed all the clothes. Unfortunately some people don't have the room to keep items until this is over and they might not have a homeless charity near them to hand them into.

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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28 days ago

MrsCraig not every one uses fb plus not same as having a good look same with car boot sale

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig28 days ago

Ann1984 I know not everyone uses fb but there are other selling sites that people could use and there is freecycle and freegle too, so plenty of options. It's not the same as having a good look in store, but right now it's the best that can be offered.

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oliwka85
oliwka8528 days ago

In my town we have few charity shops left. We had many but they closed down years ago. I wonder if they will put their prices down as before lockdown many items were overpriced.

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