Thursday, 1 July 2021

Daylight Robbery!

 We paid a visit to more charity shops today. Although there wasn’t much to find, I noted that most books were between 25p and £1:50. Eventually finding 2 quite small books, I left DB to pay whilst I went to the next one.

You can imagine my shock when he said he nearly didn’t buy them as they wanted £7. SEVEN POUNDS!!! They weren’t in good condition which was why I wanted them.

Absolutely disgusting and they have lost any future trade from us.

One of the shops from yesterday were only charging £1 for 4 books, of any size.

8 comments:

  1. It always astounds me that these shops don't seem to twig that if things were cheaper they would sell more! Wouldn't they?!

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    1. I dread to think what the better books would have been. Yes, they would sell more.

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  2. It works both ways. I picked up a book with a red spot (all red spot items 50p)and it was a very new book in excellent condition about Le Tour. I asked at the counter as I felt it was worth more. It seems their volunteer had misunderstood his task and was putting red spots on everything that caught his eye! The manager suggested £2 which I was happy to pay. But yes, some CS do overcharge. (in Norfolk I find CS in Holt seem more expensive than Cromer, but Hunstanton ones are cheaper)

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    1. Very true. I wouldn’t have minded if they were what I really wanted and in good nick but they weren’t.

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  3. You would hate Canadian thrift stores. Used books often start at $4.99

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  4. I sometimes wonder how charity shops price things. In Canada things are much more expensive in ours. Books seem to be around $2.00 each. I think that is why people buy online from our garage sale sites.

    God bless.

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  5. Well here in the US used cars are selling almost the same price as new. This pandemic has made the world crazy.

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