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messageCharity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 13, 03:21PM

Admin, please move if this isn't in the right section.

I have a record deck I'd like to take to a charity shop (the deck has connections to convert vinyl to MP3s or whatever via appropriate software).

Does anybody know if either the hospice shop or the Mind shop takes electrical items? I know when I took an old vintage lamp to the hospice shop they wouldn't take it until I had removed all the wiring, however this deck is newer than the lamp was (though around ten years old I think).

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by OutOfFocus October 13, 03:51PM

My understanding is the British Heart foundation are more accepting of electrical goods.

We bought a DVD Player from their bromley branch, and named them British SCART foundation (groan).

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by siousxiesue October 13, 04:14PM

Hospice shop doesn't

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 13, 05:06PM

Thanks, I don't really want to go too far afield in the current circumstances.

Maybe I'd be better just giving it away on here.

That's how I got the newer version I have now 🙂

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by ctovey October 13, 07:30PM

ALD Life in Peckham takes electricals. They might collect from you

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 13, 07:54PM

ctovey Wrote:
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> ALD Life in Peckham takes electricals. They might
> collect from you


Ah thanks, I'll look into that.

I'd rather it went to a charity.

ETA Thanks so much, I just looked at their website and it does seem they collect.

I have some other things to donate as well, some quite bulky, so that would be really helpful



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was october 13, 07:58pm by Sue.

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by ruffers October 13, 09:01PM

British Heart Foundation will probably collect.

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by seenbeen October 13, 11:33PM

siousxiesue Wrote:
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> Hospice shop doesn't

I took an electrical item there 2 weeks ago and they accepted it in the large branch of the St Christopher's Hospice shop?

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 14, 11:21AM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> siousxiesue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > Hospice shop doesn't
>
> I took an electrical item there 2 weeks ago and
> they accepted it in the large branch of the St
> Christopher's Hospice shop?


Oh that's odd.

What was it?

Could it have been a new person who didn't know they didn't take them?

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by almost peckham October 14, 12:52PM

St. Christopher's have a list online of what they will and won't take but it doesn't really tally with what they will and won't take when you turn up with stuff.

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by seenbeen October 14, 02:50PM

Sue Wrote:
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> seenbeen Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > siousxiesue Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Hospice shop doesn't
> >
> > I took an electrical item there 2 weeks ago and
> > they accepted it in the large branch of the St
> > Christopher's Hospice shop?
>
>
> Oh that's odd.
>
> What was it?
>
> Could it have been a new person who didn't know
> they didn't take them?

The person who took it off me checked with someone out the back. It was new and maybe the person out the back wanted it for themselves!

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by DulwichFox October 14, 03:25PM

Charity shops will no longer take used electrical items
They have to be PAT Tested for them to sell them.
That's the law..

Foxy.

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 14, 05:26PM

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Charity shops will no longer take used electrical
> items
> They have to be PAT Tested for them to sell them.
>
> That's the law..

Yes, so the charity shops which do take them get them PAT tested.

I've always assumed they have a volunteer who does this for free, as it probably wouldn't be worth their while otherwise.

I've also always assumed that the ones who don't take them don't have such a person.

But of course I could be wrong on all counts 🤣

messageRe: Charity shop taking electrical items?
Posted by Sue October 14, 05:46PM

Thanks for the private messages!

I can't reply to any more till I've deleted some messages, which I will do shortly sad smiley


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