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    i put out a bag for age concern and childrens society last night with clothes. they were clothes that my 5 week has grown out of and there was loads (bought a bit too many!). some were unworn brand new as well. thought its going to a good cause so i split the bags and left them both out.
    this morning when i was getting my older kids ready i saw a white van in the close arouund 7.45am (much earlier than colections come) and when i left for school the bags were both gone. thought it weird that both companies would have been and gone by now...anyways just saw another white van (prob the legit one). but obviously they had nothing to collect.
    is there any reason why people would want to steal charity bags?!

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    eBay.

    oh and no morals.

    There was a thread about this a few weeks ago. It's dispicable!!!!! At the bottom of every leaflet they should state a registered charity number, google it to make sure it's genuine or give the actual charity a ring to make sure they really are collecting in your area. Oh and they probably steal them to sell on car boots etc

    ebay and car boot sales... A lot of people take the bags from charity shops and post them and collect themselfs for ebay and car boot...

    Sad really.

    i used to work for an agency and used to pick up all the bags then take them to the corresponding charities years ago, maybe its the same now and there's a bit of competition between drivers

    to sell or keep whats in them.. cheeky pigs.

    I and a few others on the street had our hanging baskets pinched, so I wouldnt put anything past ppl! Thankfully the odd clothing bags havent gone astray (yet!).

    Original Poster

    didnt realise there was a thread about this before. its sad, truly dispicable (:-D)

    no really makes me feel like whats the point.

    magicbeans;7945922

    didnt realise there was a thread about this before. its sad, truly … didnt realise there was a thread about this before. its sad, truly dispicable (:-D)no really makes me feel like whats the point.



    Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the staff sort through it and have first pickings, also sad but true.

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    queenlush;7945936

    Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the … Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the staff sort through it and have first pickings, also sad but true.



    :cry: thats well sucky :-(

    especially as most of the stuff wa fab condition. few items brand new, others worn once! and baby stuff isnt cheap either!

    The consensus on the last thread (in fact on every thread of this nature) was to take the stuff to the shop directly, due to the number of scam "charities" there are.

    no it isnt cheap
    u should of kept them for sil or are they buying all new?

    queenlush;7945864

    It's dispicable!!!!!

    When mine were babies (soooo long ago) our baby clinic had a box where you could leave stuff, and mums that were less fortunate could come and take stuff that they needed.

    queenlush;7945936

    Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the … Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the staff sort through it and have first pickings, also sad but true.



    When I worked at a charity shop they would sometimes have first picking, they would always pay for them, that would just be low if they didn't, as it would be stealing from the charity.

    doberman;7946015

    It would be posh if the spelling was correct.



    Despicable
    Despicable
    Despicable
    Despicable

    Can i have my 40 lashes with the naughty stick now? ;-)

    MOST of the bags that come through the door here are clothing companies who only donate so much per tonne to the actual charity named anyway,read the small print,it's probably the same where you live.

    So anything decent i always take to the charity shop myself.

    I only put work clothes etc out for these types of things ie tat lol

    Although,i would imagine it was one of the clothing companies who collected your stuff anyway,they are usually unmarked vans,they took both bags instead of just the one.

    All charity bags and leaflets just go straight in the bin and all stuff we want to donate we atke to charity shop of choice.

    Anything too naff to give away gets used in the garage as oil rags etc.

    queenlush;7945936

    Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the … Anything i give away i take to an actual charity shop, even then the staff sort through it and have first pickings, also sad but true.



    Ive wondered that too. Ive given brand new clothes with tags attached, new shoes with labels still on etc, and I have wondered if they sort through first, take out loads of stuff , then just stick 50p in the till or something :x
    ..No idea if they do that, its just crossed my mind.

    Nikki999;7946192

    Ive wondered that too. Ive given brand new clothes with tags attached, … Ive wondered that too. Ive given brand new clothes with tags attached, new shoes with labels still on etc, and I have wondered if they sort through first, take out loads of stuff , then just stick 50p in the till or something :x..No idea if they do that, its just crossed my mind.



    Well all stuff which hasn't been washed beforehand or don't look nice or are damaged cant be sold and is thrown away, so bear in mind that when you take your stuff to the charity shop
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