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Unity Bands (Red, Navy & Blue) in support of World Cancer Day 4th Feb only £2
Show your support for World Cancer Day and purchase a unity band for only £2. Thank You
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Just watch when purchasing one of these if you're a man. The band wouldn't fit round my wrist unfortunately, and I'm not a huge guy either.

Anyone seen the movember ones in any shops. £2.70 delivery is excessive! I'd rather buy 2 in a shop so I knew where my money was going!
Edited by: "custard80" 31st Jan

I'm doing the London 10k Winter Run in London in 2 weeks for Cancer Research.

Peacocks (The one in Coventry, West Orchards, anyway) have them.
Maybe all Peacocks outlets do.

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Cancer Research Charity Xmas Cards now 79p instore (Plymouth)
Support Cancer Research, found these cards in my local shop, great cause and great bargain for you. There are different designs so go in your local shop and get a Bargain.
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MEGAONE

Still not voting hot though, as don't think this deal should go high as … Still not voting hot though, as don't think this deal should go high as many people will just pay the 79p.I have to thank you for taking the time to let me know you can make donations in a charity shop, thought the OP was making this part up.;)



Don't worry, it was time well spent.

mjcunningham73

I'm fairly sure you can pay the price on the label and then put any … I'm fairly sure you can pay the price on the label and then put any additional donation in the box on the counter. Yes I'd rather pay full price too but at least the OP is pointing out that you can get these charity cards. So HEAT added!


Still not voting hot though, as don't think this deal should go high as many people will just pay the 79p.I have to thank you for taking the time to let me know you can make donations in a charity shop, thought the OP was making this part up.;)
Edited by: "MEGAONE" 18th Jan

What local shop?

I'm fairly sure you can pay the price on the label and then put any additional donation in the box on the counter. Yes I'd rather pay full price too but at least the OP is pointing out that you can get these charity cards. So HEAT added!

Wouldn't buy at any price - the cause seems good at first glance, but why do all the management get a salary rather than work for free if they're such good and caring people ?
As for a bargain, my local pound shop had Christmas cards reduced to 5p each this week...... that's a bargain.

I have friends and family who have shops in small local high streets, and they now have a choice of closing down or claiming tax credits to try and stay in business - charity shops like cancer research get free stock, free staff (other than management), reduced business rates, often get free advertising in local media etc etc ............... how is that fair or even morally defensible, to help put your competitors out of business ?
Charity shops these days are part of a business empire so should compete on a level playing field.
Many of the smaller family businesses which have to close down in part due to charity shops, are run by people nearing retirement age who will not get paid work elsewhere.
How much of every pound you spend in a charity shop actually goes to the charity rather than paying overheads - ask in your local shop and see if they know the answer ?
Charity shops in my opinion should be forced to pay their way like every other business in a high street, and the sooner they go back to jumble sales at the weekend the better - I have nothing against lots of charities doing good work, but when they are unfairly competing against small family businesses and helping to close many of them down, I cannot see that they should be supported.
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70% off at Cancer Research UK's online shop!
Up to 70% off their Christmas range and lots of other items, like clothing and accessories..
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robertr

This is a bit of a weird one, personally wouldn't feel right buying sale … This is a bit of a weird one, personally wouldn't feel right buying sale items from such a worthwhile charity, although I guess if you did you could always donate the rest of the original price back.



​i wouldn't worry about it. None of your money will actually research cancer. It will go to wages, shop rents, TV adverts etc.

My tax breakdown for last year said I paid over £2,000 towards welfare, this I think is an ample charitable donation to the less unfortunate.
I'm am happy with my level of charitable donations at the moment.


I also question Cancer Charities, I don't want to be a mumbling mess in a nursing home, being pumped full of expensive pills to keep the dreaded cancer away.
Edited by: "Chiptivo" 13th Jan


tobiasrags

What a scam of an organisation. The MD must be well over 6 figure salary … What a scam of an organisation. The MD must be well over 6 figure salary a year. What research? Everyone knows it's self curable without having to pay pharmaceutical companies money to kill you off.


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Shame my mum didn't know it was self curable
As she was riddled in pain not being able to walk before she passed away
If only we knew eh !!!

I am convinced about the selling on of details too. me, my wife and my sister all donated to this charity and were inundated by the same charities inside a few weeks. You have no idea how many charities are sitting on a surplus of cash, a few years ago guide dogs for the blind had millions in reserve. Then there was the tsunami appeal which raised over a billion worldwide, and supposedly so far has built 6 regular buildings (non hospital etc). As said above if you can give direct.
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Ladies boots £8 - BRAND NEW WITH LABELS - Donated from "Tesco" @ Cancer Research - Wishaw
BRAND NEW WITH LABELS ,LOTS OF STYLES ,SIZES,. Donated from "Tesco",,so may be nationwide , Iseen these in Wishaw ,they had boxes of them,so. ****reduced again*********** NOW £5
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abarthman

That was after you edited your post to correct the spelling?



​sorry just hit ignore for you now, you are an .........

brainbug100

​Sign, some people hey

That was after you edited your post to correct the spelling?

abarthman

Look at me! Look at me! I just love to tell strangers how charitable I … Look at me! Look at me! I just love to tell strangers how charitable I am!



​Sign, some people hey
Edited by: "brainbug100" 17th Apr 2016

brainbug100

And give them an tenner to round it up for charity

Look at me! Look at me! I just love to tell strangers how charitable I am!

And give them an tenner to round it up for charity
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Up to 75% off Cancer Research shop
Cancer research UK has an up to 75% off sale ,they have added lots of new lines. . Save money and support Cancer Research UK . £3.95 postage or free over £49. You are also able to make an extra donati… Read more
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Obstinate_Person

Sounds like redundancy has taken its toll on you, poor fellow. I hear … Sounds like redundancy has taken its toll on you, poor fellow. I hear there are jobs going at pound land that may suit you?


I have many qualifications- you don't need to worry about that. Poundland jobs are only for returning indigenous brtiish troops who have been made redundant from their child-murdering in Iraq and Afghanistan -

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someguy003

23 years in research drug discovery. 6 pharmaceutical companies, 3 … 23 years in research drug discovery. 6 pharmaceutical companies, 3 "charities". 11 Drug discovery projects. That's my proof. I no longer work in that business now, so I am free to talk about it. Let me ask you a question. Name one drug discovery company that does not do animal testing for their medicines?? I would love to know!!!


Sounds like redundancy has taken its toll on you, poor fellow. I hear there are jobs going at pound land that may suit you?

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DuWolfy

So your telling the truth and they are all lying? Like you have said .. … So your telling the truth and they are all lying? Like you have said .. do you have proof to substantiate this ?


23 years in research drug discovery. 6 pharmaceutical companies, 3 "charities". 11 Drug discovery projects. That's my proof. I no longer work in that business now, so I am free to talk about it. Let me ask you a question. Name one drug discovery company that does not do animal testing for their medicines?? I would love to know!!!

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Obstinate_Person

is that you Mr Icke?


No. I am not Mr Icke. The Mr Ickes of this world- you will find- successfully runs Cancer Research. He want you to give money to him so he can wage his brave western war against the jihadi cancer boogyman. But in fact he takes your money for his salary and freebies. I know this because I used to work for Mr Icke and his type and his organisation. His misinformation works wonders on you. Now- you get back to baking them cakes for CR.
Edited by: "someguy003" 18th Jan 2016

someguy003

I love your type. Are you suggesting that there are medicines developed … I love your type. Are you suggesting that there are medicines developed WITHOUT animal testing. Let me be the first to tell you you are totally misinformed. ALL medicines are animal tested.




So your telling the truth and they are all lying? Like you have said .. do you have proof to substantiate this ?

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Cancer Research UK - 50% off sportswear
Need I say more really, some decent sportswear going cheap, and all profits for a good cause. Better than buying overpriced tat from Nike
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someguy003

The short answer is that some does. But, the majority does not. For these … The short answer is that some does. But, the majority does not. For these charities, the bottom line to cancer it that is is not a disease......it is a business model. Hope you get well soon!


Thanks for your response, appreciated!!! I am so deflated but you know i believe you are so right!

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mousey

Well, I'm dumbfounded, having had two surgeries for cancer and now having … Well, I'm dumbfounded, having had two surgeries for cancer and now having chemo (6 off) followed by radio for 5 weeks,, I have been fund raising so much and now I wonder where my donation money is actually going... paying for business class flights???


The short answer is that some does. But, the majority does not. For these charities, the bottom line to cancer it that is is not a disease......it is a business model. Hope you get well soon!

Well, I'm dumbfounded, having had two surgeries for cancer and now having chemo (6 off) followed by radio for 5 weeks,, I have been fund raising so much and now I wonder where my donation money is actually going... paying for business class flights???

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alano1963

All the more reason to give even more so that at least some gets through! … All the more reason to give even more so that at least some gets through! Don't use that old nonsense to get out old giving to charity!


CRUK love people like you

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ct89

Their clinical trials speak for themselves, and 1998 is nearly twenty … Their clinical trials speak for themselves, and 1998 is nearly twenty years ago


Yes, they certainly do research, there is no question of that. I showing you where most of your money is really going. Also, you are correct, that was 20 years ago. My last biotech was in 2007 and such abuses had increased. CEOs were paying themselves even more than £125 K in 2007 than 1999. Are you saying since 2007 till today, there has been a massive clean up of this scam called CRUK?? Trust me, there hasn't. I know people still working there today. If anything is it even worse. Today they specialise in making up job titles for people they employ that have nothing to do with research into finding cancer medicines on over-inflated salaries. Titles like Technology Transfer Managers, Transitional Science Executives, Business Development Managers. You tell me, what right does a "charity" have employing such people?? They sit at their desks and talk and talk and have coffee before more talk. It is absolutely disgraceful. On their salaries you could employ 3 scientists for everyone of them. Don't get me wrong, you are innocent in all this. They are the ones in the wrong. Your deal is legitimate. However, you are funding deviants whose primary concern is not finding anti-cancer medicines (that may be a secondary concern). Their primary concern for these people is paying themselves and their mates in made up job titles and living it up with your money you donated.
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Cancer Research Offering Free Online Will Service
Free Online write or update a simple Will, service Free for people over the age of 55. Enter voucher code: FWSN0810001 at the checkout on Nelsons Solicitors Website, helped my father today and have l… Read more
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Orderd a couple for my apartments in Dubai and Miami!

Have to agree wth the cynics in here. Not a fan of charities and there underhanded tactics these days

Bunch of cynics in this thread! Many charities offer this service and while a donation is suggested it is by no means forced, I see it as a great idea for charities to potentially raise some much needed money while at the same time helping the community and spreading awareness.

I'm sorry there is a conflict of interest here. A potential beneficiary is involved in the will making process albeit as a secondary party. Not a good combination.
By all means give to this charity. But keep your will making decision separate from your living charity giving process.

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Mugs in box NOW 29p each from cancer research
New mugs in clear boxes are now 29p each. Each mug has a logo. I saw 3 which were "United we are stronger than cancer", Today's a great day" and "Lets beat cancer soon". The mug itself is white and t… Read more
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slimmyfan1

Not sure. Been into one of these places. They're never actually doing … Not sure. Been into one of these places. They're never actually doing that much cancer research. Just a couple of old women going through the pockets.



That's damn funny. LOL.
Seriously, lets 'big' Cancer Research up, though, everyone loves charities esp. when they o good work.

bazzamone

you cant catch it


You wouldn't say that if you knew my family history.

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lindahartleyhartley

people who have needed to support if mcmillan nurses would know there … people who have needed to support if mcmillan nurses would know there worth if u can't afford much to begin with then 20p from alot of sales is better than 2.99 of none let people make there own choice on the matter .



Amazing people help me look after my mate few years back.

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mittromney

Don't mind donating but don't want to be drinking from mug with 'cancer' … Don't mind donating but don't want to be drinking from mug with 'cancer' on it.



you cant catch it

people who have needed to support if mcmillan nurses would know there worth if u can't afford much to begin with then 20p from alot of sales is better than 2.99 of none let people make there own choice on the matter .
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Support a great cause by buying goodies,stocking fillers etc from Stand Up 2 Cancer online shop - from 99p delivered -P&P FREE
Not sure if allowed to post this but I have been supporting Standup2cancer and thought I would have a look at their shop. For any one that needs new pens,collects pin badges(like me)or would like to … Read more
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I received my goodies today,very happy with them

4 pedometers for the family, lovely post thanks

stvoritel

No deal what so ever, cold from me. It may be nice and nobly, but there's … No deal what so ever, cold from me. It may be nice and nobly, but there's no deal, hence it shouldn't be here.



Actually I dissagree, the prices are pretty competitive and they make nice stocking fillers for people. They aren't nobly at all!

Edited by: "eglons" 27th Oct 2014

thanks, heat added. ordered a watch.

whatyadoinsucka

How much of the revenue from each sale goes to Stand Up To … How much of the revenue from each sale goes to Stand Up To Cancer?Unfortunately we cannot disclose exactly how much revenue from each order goes to Stand Up To Cancer as this varies by product and offer. We aim to buy all our merchandise at the best possible cost so that we can maximise the amount of money that we can pass across for research. ​ Seems to contradict Where does the money from the sale of merchandise go?100% of the money raised through Stand Up To Cancer goes directly into research, into a ring-fenced Stand Up To Cancer fund.



Not really 100% gprs to them but they do not say how much profit is in each item. They do not get the products for free
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Play to Cure: Genes in Space @ Cancer Research..Free App, help beat Cancer
More information on the site...Free download I0S / Android. Play to Cure: Genes in Space is the world’s first free mobile game that uses the collective force of players to analyse real genetic data a… Read more
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Angof

The game gets really boring VERY quickly. Its a bit of a waste of time. I … The game gets really boring VERY quickly. Its a bit of a waste of time. I don't really understand why they don't republish something like the old [email protected] PC program.



I used [email protected] on my PS3, but I think this is a good idea as parents can install it on their kids' phones and I'm sure it's hours of fun for a 4year old.

The game gets really boring VERY quickly. Its a bit of a waste of time. I don't really understand why they don't republish something like the old [email protected] PC program.

Thanks

Thanks for posting. Saw this a few weeks back on MSN. I didn't think of posting it.
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Up to75%off at cancer research gift shop.
Cancer research UK has an up to 75% off sale ,they have added lots of new lines. . Save money and support Cancer Research UK . £3.95 postage or free over £49. You are also able to make an extra donati… Read more
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ratsdomino

ive been in a lot of these 'cancer research' shopsdoesnt seem to be a lot … ive been in a lot of these 'cancer research' shopsdoesnt seem to be a lot of cancer research going on. mainly old ladies selling ornaments



lol. Keeping the best ones for themselves and their pals and selling second hand Primark clothes for more than they cost in the first place.

ive been in a lot of these 'cancer research' shops

doesnt seem to be a lot of cancer research going on. mainly old ladies selling ornaments

jim1949

"The next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in … "The next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in mind that your money will be used to sustain an industry which has been deemed by many eminent scientists as a qualified failure and by others, as a complete fraud. If you would like to make a difference, inform these organisations that you won't donate to them until they change their approach to one which is focussed on prevention and study of the human condition. We have the power to change things by making their present approach unprofitable. It is only through our charitable donations and taxes that these institutions survive on their present unproductive path."http://rense.com/general9/cre.htm



Everyone should stop donating to cancer research charities because they don’t focus enough on prevention rather than a cure? And cancer research is a failure … because we haven’t cured cancer?

If you look at cancer research website, they are researching prevention as well as cures, they are educating about life style, genetic risk and encouraging people to notice warning signs.

They do carry out/commission medical research to try aid the fight against cancer. But without organisations carrying out research, then cancer would be death sentence, but for many people its not.

Maybe progression to find a cure is to slow, but surely slow is better than no progression at all.

Isn't it better giving your money to Cancer Research rather than to Clintons???
Edited by: "sijopol" 25th Jan 2014

"The next time you are asked to donate to a cancer organisation, bear in mind that your money will be used to sustain an industry which has been deemed by many eminent scientists as a qualified failure and by others, as a complete fraud. If you would like to make a difference, inform these organisations that you won't donate to them until they change their approach to one which is focussed on prevention and study of the human condition. We have the power to change things by making their present approach unprofitable. It is only through our charitable donations and taxes that these institutions survive on their present unproductive path."

rense.com/gen…htm
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I want to join the flaming deer craziness - Christmas spirit for Cancer Research. £7.99 plus £3.95 delivery
Cute Reindeer plush to add to the deer craziness on here whilst supporting an amazing cause Raise awareness and all that jazz, Merry Christmas Dudes! ;) Standard UK, remote mainland and British is… Read more
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The wife has ordered one of these in memory of her Nana
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Some of the comments are really funny

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Cancer Research UK sale - Some nice stocking fillers
They have some good stocking fillers on sale. I have included some of the items in the post.I especially like the Xylophone and wooden Noah's ark set. Pack up your Troubles Shopper Bag £2.45 http://… Read more
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Cancer research are not the saints everyone thinks they are.

Have some heat!

I'd love to vote this hot but I just don't believe in Cancer Research - a hefty chunk of donations goes solely towards advertising and mail shots which they cloud by defining it as "essential to fighting cancer". I'd rather support my local hospice who deal with those fighting cancer now. That's just my two cents having gone through it myself, not tin-hatted conspiracy theorism.

Never thought of shopping here..thanks OP they do have some sweet stuff
Edited by: "superdealer" 6th Dec 2013

got some last week great find
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Free will writing service for over 55's via Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK are offering a free will service at selected solicitors for over 55's. It's being done to encourage people to leave some of their estate to Cancer Research (no matter how little, e… Read more
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callum9999

You're clearly completely ignorant as to how major charities work - so … You're clearly completely ignorant as to how major charities work - so why exactly did you donate to them in the first place... The money they spend on will making will be something like 0.00001% of their budget - it doesn't prevent them working on cures for cancer. Last year they spent £332m on cancer research, funding 4000 doctors and 200 clinical trials.


If mocmocamoc is 'completely ignorant' as to how charities work, then you must be completely ignorant of simple economics if you cannot see his logic.

Take the example he posed -- how much do you think the charity would benefit by if it pays the solicitor £100, the client wills the charity £200, and then dies in 30 years time? The answer is nothing. It actually makes a loss. Assuming an average inflation rate over those 30 years at the same rate over the last 30 years, the £200 would be worth only £66.

I think most people taking advantage of this 'free' will service would not, on average, be as generous as donating as much as £200, anyway. So, even if the average time between making the will and dying is shorter that 30 years, I cannot see the charity coming out ahead.

mocmocamoc

Well how does amassing all the worlds money cure cancer? 1. You donate … Well how does amassing all the worlds money cure cancer? 1. You donate £1002. They spend it on a lawyer to write my will3. I donate £200 in 30 years when I'm dead.I presume at some point in the future they'll have enough and have a go at some cancer research?



You're clearly completely ignorant as to how major charities work - so why exactly did you donate to them in the first place... The money they spend on will making will be something like 0.00001% of their budget - it doesn't prevent them working on cures for cancer. Last year they spent £332m on cancer research, funding 4000 doctors and 200 clinical trials.
Edited by: "callum9999" 5th Dec 2012

Suitable for only very simple cases but free for all freewillform.co.uk

Well how does amassing all the worlds money cure cancer?

1. You donate £100
2. They spend it on a lawyer to write my will
3. I donate £200 in 30 years when I'm dead.

I presume at some point in the future they'll have enough and have a go at some cancer research?

mocmocamoc

I have given money to them before, I thouht it was for Cancer research. … I have given money to them before, I thouht it was for Cancer research. If I'd known it was to pay for peoples wills in the off chance they might leave them some money in 40 years I might not have bothered. Maybe if they spent the money on research we might cure it one day



This is how they get MORE money...
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Buy a Valentines gift and make a difference - Cancer Research UK
I dont know about you but I quite like the thought that I can donate money to charity at the same time as buying a valentines gift. Thought it might be of interest to the group. Not an offer but may b… Read more
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or buy the £5 bouquet instore in co op i think and give a tenner direct to charity, they will be better off... ?
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Cancer Research sale up to 70%, from £0.50 Banned
Up to 70% off some lovely gifts on the Cancer Research website. Some are OOS. But still a lot for you to choose. Hope you like them.
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Shame about delivery charge...

heat from me, just got some sets of chopsticks (6 for £1) which look lovely. also few notebooks, gift boxes and a BRA keyring (friends birthday, heehee)
Thank you!

70% off because of the ridiculous prices they charge in the first place. One or two okay prices there, but mainly a rip off at the original sale price.
Edited by: "90DC" 10th Jan 2012

Thanks OP - some lovely items for gifts and some great ribbons for scrapbooking
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Thanks for this great deal! It has been featured over on the HUKD blog ]Playpennies!

http://www.playpennies.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/thanks_playpennies.png

What? This is a shop that sells gifts which are all brand new & this is a good quality wooden toy. You need to get educated on how these charities work.

FleetFanatic

Because I suspect it's 2nd hand, and therefore no different to tat from … Because I suspect it's 2nd hand, and therefore no different to tat from ebay.Maybe you could post every item listed on ebay or something?Anyway, this thread can end as somebody obviously liked your 'bargain' and bought it.


PMSL I have my first stalker on hotukdeals.

How long ago were those deals? Jog on son, there's more to the community than racing to be the first to post that haribo are reduced by 50p. For example, as a result of my post in the Sky 1TB offer, I have had several pm's asking for advice. Not the first time. My apologies for not visiting every day, but alas I have a life. Perhaps you should try it. No need to reply any more, I get bored by oxygen thieves such as yourself way too quickly.

I wasn't creating a rumour, I was stating my own suspicions.

Still a load of tat either way.

Because I suspect it's 2nd hand, and therefore no different to tat from ebay.
Maybe you could post every item listed on ebay or something?

Anyway, this thread can end as somebody obviously liked your 'bargain' and bought it.
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Cancer Research UK 75% Sale online
Cancer Research UK now as a 75% sale on, I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !
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carefreeblue

I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !I … I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !I am sure the charity does good work, but I'm voting cold for the following reasons--Our high streets are being killed off by multiple retailers,and smaller towns in many cases are full of charity shops,pound shops, and financial institutuions. Take a walk down your local high street and ask any of the smaller family run businesses how often somebody comes into their shop and gives them stock to sell,at no charge. Ask them how often someone walks into their shop and volunteers to work as many hours as possible each week for no salary.Add to that the window display material and other advertising produced on a national scale, which a single shop cannot afford to use/produce,and you can see it is actually unfair competition !If you think that someone buying a second hand item of clothing is not taking money away from a shop selling new items then think again. Few people have unlimited spare cash each week,so every pound spent in a charity shop is a pound which is not available to spend elsewhere.At one time we had jumble sales at the weekend,and the rest of the time retail shops were about the only way to buy something. Now it is an all week long 'jumble sale' in charity shops, and our local shops/high streets/families are suffering.My local cancer research shop is earning so much money they can afford to leave the door open in the middle of winter,with staff working in summer clothing in a heated shop !! Surely that is a waste of money,which could help the charity---hypocrites the lot of them !



What a ****.

carefreeblue

I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !I … I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !I am sure the charity does good work, but I'm voting cold for the following reasons--Our high streets are being killed off by multiple retailers,and smaller towns in many cases are full of charity shops,pound shops, and financial institutuions. Take a walk down your local high street and ask any of the smaller family run businesses how often somebody comes into their shop and gives them stock to sell,at no charge. Ask them how often someone walks into their shop and volunteers to work as many hours as possible each week for no salary.Add to that the window display material and other advertising produced on a national scale, which a single shop cannot afford to use/produce,and you can see it is actually unfair competition !If you think that someone buying a second hand item of clothing is not taking money away from a shop selling new items then think again. Few people have unlimited spare cash each week,so every pound spent in a charity shop is a pound which is not available to spend elsewhere.At one time we had jumble sales at the weekend,and the rest of the time retail shops were about the only way to buy something. Now it is an all week long 'jumble sale' in charity shops, and our local shops/high streets/families are suffering.My local cancer research shop is earning so much money they can afford to leave the door open in the middle of winter,with staff working in summer clothing in a heated shop !! Surely that is a waste of money,which could help the charity---hypocrites the lot of them !

I can see your problem but my biggest gripe would be the percentage most charities actually receive after all the top people take their "DESERVING" wages.

CAREFREEBLUE: Lets hope you never have to be in a position where you have to rely on something or some service supported by a charity?
Edited by: "philhib1964" 11th Feb 2011

carefreeblue? doesn't sound like it.

I am sure everyone would say that this is a great charity to support !
I am sure the charity does good work, but I'm voting cold for the following reasons--
Our high streets are being killed off by multiple retailers,and smaller towns in many cases are full of charity shops,pound shops, and financial institutuions.
Take a walk down your local high street and ask any of the smaller family run businesses how often somebody comes into their shop and gives them stock to sell,at no charge. Ask them how often someone walks into their shop and volunteers to work as many hours as possible each week for no salary.Add to that the window display material and other advertising produced on a national scale, which a single shop cannot afford to use/produce,and you can see it is actually unfair competition !
If you think that someone buying a second hand item of clothing is not taking money away from a shop selling new items then think again. Few people have unlimited spare cash each week,so every pound spent in a charity shop is a pound which is not available to spend elsewhere.
At one time we had jumble sales at the weekend,and the rest of the time retail shops were about the only way to buy something. Now it is an all week long 'jumble sale' in charity shops, and our local shops/high streets/families are suffering.
My local cancer research shop is earning so much money they can afford to leave the door open in the middle of winter,with staff working in summer clothing in a heated shop !! Surely that is a waste of money,which could help the charity---hypocrites the lot of them !

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