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Re: Charity Shops

Post by ALK » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:18 pm

I've worked in one before and my expertise in retro gaming never really effected the prices, other then telling the manager to sell the sports titles as cheap as she possibly can. :lol:
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by flatapex » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:03 pm

I think charity shops are damned if they do and damned if they dont.

most of what they sell is rubbish, dead mans shoes, jumble sale tat and books, so many books.

There was one near where I went to language therapy which was pretty good, they had a decent selection of hardback biographies and cool dvds
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:07 am

Today
Worms Mayhem
Colin McRae 04
World Racing
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Outlaw Volleyball
Soldier of Fortune 2 Double Helix
All Xbox and a pound each
Star Wars Trilogy 4 disc set
Attack of the Clones
Revenge of the Sith
Hormonally Yours by Shakespears Sister LP
Bjork's debut LP
Cambridge Acoustic surround sound set
£5 the lot
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by RetroAerosmith » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:11 am

I think its mainly the "big branded" ones im finding a tad greedy. The local one by me does sell them for peanuts but i then give extra on top.
The oxfams and barnardos or that have a string of outlets are the ones that get price crazy mad. Be interesting to find out where games were bought for pennies compared to ones that charged over £2-3 per game...not even CEX does that.

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by aztecca » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:20 pm

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Today

Hormonally Yours by Shakespears Sister LP
Bjork's debut LP
Cambridge Acoustic surround sound set
£5 the lot

You sure get some good censored in you charidees.Chuffin pants round this way.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:29 pm

Today I got S1 of 30 Rock for £1.50 (apparently its good)
Ambassadors......................... of Death Doctor Who DVD £1.50
S1 of Monkey Dust for 75p
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by David » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:31 pm

Charity shop challenge!!!

I defy anyone to go into a charity shop anywhere in the UK and NOT find any Peter kay related material, either books or dvd.

It isn't possible

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Re: Charity Shops

Post by flatapex » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:39 pm

David wrote:Charity shop challenge!!!

I defy anyone to go into a charity shop anywhere in the UK and NOT find any Peter kay related material, either books or dvd.

It isn't possible
I'll exempt myself as I live on the border with Bolton

There must also be one of the da vinci code/50 shades books or any bestseller that was trendy to like at some point.

why cant they have books about comedians or racing drivers, or even a mike gayle book i havent read (anything after brand new friend)
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by flatapex » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:48 pm

aztecca wrote:
The Hardest of All Freds wrote:Today

Hormonally Yours by Shakespears Sister LP
Bjork's debut LP
Cambridge Acoustic surround sound set
£5 the lot

You sure get some good censored in you charidees.Chuffin pants round this way.
same here, managed to get a sealed copy of class of 92 from a charity shop in wigan the other week for £1
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:58 pm

Today I got an Xbox 360 Gretsch Beatles Rock Band guitar for £2
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by shiftytigger » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:22 am

Got me a DS game on way from work on Friday and a new old stock count duckula stationery set as well as a TMHT poster book.

The DS game is Dig Dug Digging strike , I'd never heard of it and as it has retro history I thought it was worth a couple of quid. Also has Mr driller on back cover - I'll see what it's like when I can actually use my right hand again
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Shinobi » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:58 pm

Picked up a ton of good stuff this lunchtime:)

Red Alert(Woman with red beret cover), Skyrim and Little Big Planet 2 PS3 £1 each.. Left behind another 30 PS3 games all the COD's, Battletronts, Medal of Honours, Need for Speeds, Burnouts and MotoStorm 1 and 2 all £1 each.

Also some Thundercat figures for 50p Mumm-Ra the Ever Living in bandages, Pumyra (I know she is pricey) Closet Homosexual, an old WWE figure not sure who is, and Trap Jaw He Man.. Let behind some TMNT figures Ray Fillet and Bebop and Ghostbusters figures fright Winston and Granny Gruesome..

Also got a Katy Perry Sims box set that came with Katy Perry Guitar picks and other things..

They also had the usual Wii, PS2 and X box dancing, Sports and Call of Duty games
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by shiftytigger » Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:06 pm

Well done on the thunder cats figures. All we get round here are rough action man and busted hot wheels.
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by slacey1070 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:03 pm

A few holiday pick ups.

Devil may cry and deus ex both ps2 in great nick £1 each.

Jewels tree of life ds £2

And my first 3ds find .. hello kitty.. I paid £2 for it... I've no idea why. 3ven my daughter doesn't want it!
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Re: Charity Shops

Post by Treguard » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:23 pm

shiftytigger wrote:Well done on the thunder cats figures. All we get round here are rough action man and busted hot wheels.
My missus is a Civil Servant and they have to do 5 'community days' a year. So yesterday she ended up working in the BHF shop for the day. She came home with a bag of Ninja Turtles for our son, £3.00 the lot, he's absolutely over the moon.

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