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Things you are embarrassed to take to the charity shop

Old Jul 7th 2018, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by robin1234 View Post
I picked up a nice set of Jane Austen's novels at an Oxfam shop, £4.99. The cheapest I've seen that particular edition listed at elsewhere is £1,500.
I am not worthy...

Where do you live again?
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 3:05 pm
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We practically 'lived' at our local goodwill shop the first year we lived here. We had to donate half the stuff we had brought with us from the Netherlands ,as the house we finally bought was half the size. Everything in perfect working order I hasten to add. We have donated a lot since then ,and OH has volunteered as a driver until he got fed up of people taking advantage. Many would use this shop as a free house clearance. Often they lived on the top floor of a block of flats ,with no lift. The shop has now divided into two. One for clothes only ,the other for any goods. Lot fo volunteers to help .Those ladies are formidable ,you wouldn't dare give them anything 'iffy'
My YD had picked up a lot of good furniture for her first flat,all for a song . A very nice ,hardly used ,modern sofa for her new one as well which we did have recovered for her birthday .

ED in the USA lives in a very rich area ( Microsoft,Amazon, Boeing etc ) Her thrift shop is something else. If I say she lives in cashmere that has never been worn, still has the cables on. you get the picture.. Timfountain... She also got some completely new Tumi luggage once as well... for a handful of dollars. darn it.. we paid full price for ours.

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Old Jul 8th 2018, 8:33 am
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Default Re: Things you are embarrassed to take to the charity shop

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
I am not worthy...

Where do you live again?
This was in Norwich. And it was in one of the specialist Oxfam bookstores, where they should have spotted a potentially valuable set.

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Old Jul 8th 2018, 10:58 pm
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Originally Posted by dougalAL03
an old book entitled"Secret France
I still have this old book too. Very useful whilst living in NZ.
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Old Jul 9th 2018, 8:44 am
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I still have this old book too. Very useful whilst living in NZ.
I recently picked up a nice copy of Three Rivers of France by Freda White (1962.) This book always reminds me of the 1960s, it was very much in vogue then..... According to this book, even hotels in small towns in those days may not have had "English style" toilets available ...
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I recently picked up a nice copy of Three Rivers of France by Freda White (1962.) This book always reminds me of the 1960s, it was very much in vogue then..... According to this book, even hotels in small towns in those days may not have had "English style" toilets available ...
True ! Even on the motorway break points the toilets were disgusting and pathetic. We were not allowed to go into them ... the bushes were much safer
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