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Monday, 6 September 2010

Charity Shops.

Hi Folks.

When is a Charity Shop not a Charity Shop?
When it wants to charge you £40 for a hat that's when.

I went into a charity shop in Market Harborough this morning to look at a hat in the shops window. I thought it would be great to wear whilst boating. It was similar to the one in my profile photo. I was asked the assistant how much it was and was flabbergasted beyond flabbergasted when she told me it was £40.... arghhhhh.

What ever happened to the old charity shops, when you could buy things at reasonable prices?

It is becoming more and more noticeable that charity shops prices are getting higher and higher.
There was a time when I could buy my t-shirts in charity shops to wear on the boat and not worry about trashing them, but these days it is cheaper to shop in Primark.
I realise that Charities need to make money, but they are going about it the wrong way. I am certainly not going to pay £40 for something which is only worth at most £10. The hat in my profile picture I bought for £15 at Trentham Gardens. I seriously think that if Charity Shops continue putting their prices up, they are going to lose core customers and this will put people off of giving donations.

2 comments:

  1. Good Heavens! My 'gast' is also 'flabbered'!
    If a lady had £40 to spend on a new hat, she is not likely to go to a charity shop.
    I don't know much about these prices but someone must be able to get a nice new one for £40?
    Hey, and imagine paying out all that money and finding out you could have got one similar in another shop for £30! Or worse still - fancy bumping into your best friend - the lady who gave it to the charity shop in the first place.
    You are right, they are pushing their luck now.
    I used to pay 99p for sheet music - it's up to £2.99 now. And look at the price of umpteen-hand paperbacks! £2.99 and £3.99. Too much, unless you really, really want it.
    T-shirts in ASDA (George) are between £2-£3. Good enough for gardening (and boating) :)

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  2. Hi Bernard.

    It is sad that Charity Shops are getting so expensive.
    We went into the market this morning and I could have bought a similar hat for £10, unfortunately none of the ones he had were my size, but he is going to get me one. So the charity shops loss is the markets gain.
    It is appauling that your sheet music has gone up so much, after all it is only paper.

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