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Post by dantheman on February 12th 2013, 3:12 pm

I was looking on the Chinasearch website today and noticed they have a facility where one can pick items from a list and they will make an offer to buy the items from you.
Has anyone tried this with Chinasearch or other firms?

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Post by NaomiM on February 12th 2013, 3:48 pm

WE looked into it at the charity shop, because Barnardos, a few doors down, use the service. The problem we had was the quality of donated china was either not good enough for them (rubbed gilding, crazing, staining), or it was too modern and so not on their list of wants.

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Post by NaomiM on February 12th 2013, 3:50 pm

Barnardos find them very easy to deal with. They email them a list of what they have, pack it up and a courier comes round and picks it up from the shop.
Especially good if you've got sets of Denby stoneware.

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Post by dantheman on February 12th 2013, 4:15 pm

thanks Naomi, do they pay well?

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Post by NaomiM on February 12th 2013, 4:23 pm

I couldn't say, although their prices are pretty high if you're buying from them. I did notice they were buying a number of sets of Denby tableware off ebay at 'buy-it-now' prices of 50-60 a set, which is much less than retail, but a lot more than we'd sell them for at the shop.

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Post by NaomiM on February 12th 2013, 4:25 pm

Seemed to me that the sort of china they were after was wedding sets that had been gathering dust in the attic, unused, for several decades. We have one of those which I've recently unearthed so I was tempted to contact them.

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