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    • megzmam
    • By megzmam 22nd Mar 11, 11:59 AM
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    hope this helps i had a leaflet a while ago for a company called cash for clothes, they're based around essex i think but collect all over the country i'm in yorkshire so a bit of a distance lol. they pay 40p per kilo which isn't much i suppose but its money for nothing i usually give it to my girls, just been today funnily enough!! they don't check the bags but then again the ones i'd bagged my stuff in were see through so driver could see they contained clothing and he just weighs them on a set of digital scales in back of van and works out a price for you. anyway the details on the flyer we got are as follows you have to book a collection in advance by calling 01708 689 985 or it says you can text your postcode and address to 075 1977 4277 or e-mail registration@ecexport.com it says they will take good quality re-usable clothing,household textiles, shoes,belts,handbags, perfumes and soft toys.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 22nd Mar 11, 3:54 PM
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    • 22nd Mar 11, 3:54 PM
    hope this helps i had a leaflet a while ago for a company called cash for clothes, they're based around essex i think but collect all over the country . they pay 40p per kilo . anyway the details on the flyer we got are as follows you have to book a collection in advance by calling 01708 689 985 or it says you can text your postcode and address to 075 1977 4277 or e-mail registration@ecexport.com it says they will take good quality re-usable clothing,household textiles, shoes,belts,handbags, perfumes and soft toys.
    Originally posted by megzmam
    I had a leaflet last year from "the Rag 'n' Phone man" who claim they were formerly "Cash4Clothes" but phone is 01609 780 555. Whether this is the same company I don't know, but now based in N Yorks. 40p a kilo, or £5 for 12 kilos. Plus also buy books by weight (but not 40p a kilo, much less) and mobile phones.
    • lauradora
    • By lauradora 30th Mar 11, 11:22 AM
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    • 30th Mar 11, 11:22 AM
    rag n phone man
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    • 30th Mar 11, 11:22 AM
    Just had a visit from this guy after seeing an advert on TV I text them and organised a collection date.

    He has just collected and I got £35!

    Well pleased!!!!

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  • Lesley Kenton
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    • 31st Mar 11, 4:31 PM
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    • 31st Mar 11, 4:31 PM
    I have just moved house and had loads to chuck out - Bedding, curtains clothes etc . Took it to Cash4Clothes and got £31.
    They also take shoes, belts and handbags at 40p per Kilo.
    Books are 5p per Kilo.
    I will be going back with more stuff!
  • fluffyhamster
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    • 5th Apr 11, 1:44 PM
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    • 5th Apr 11, 1:44 PM
    Hi, I have just used the rag 'n' phone man, I had 7 bin liners of clothes, a few shoes and a couple of cuddly toys, collected from my home and I got just over £31! how I wish I had known about this before I took a load of stuff to the charity shop a few months ago using my petrol and time and gave it all away!! really nice people who came to collect too, highly recommended and I will be using their service again.
  • littlestar1981
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    • 5th Apr 11, 7:04 PM
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    • 5th Apr 11, 7:04 PM
    We have a cash for clothes in Bury that paid 40p per kilo... got £15 for mine. Better than nothing.

    I've been on the receiving end of this, when I was in Tanzania earlier this year I went with my friend to the second hand clothes market and bought a Primark dress!!!!
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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 6th Apr 11, 4:13 PM
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    • 6th Apr 11, 4:13 PM
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    • 6th Apr 11, 4:13 PM
    Another leaflet through the letterbox.

    This one is based on local industrial estate, you have to deliver (will collect if over 200 kg, which is about 4 cwt in old money) and they want clean, dry and wearable clothing. They're paying 45p per kg, but only 2p per kg for books.
  • pipo
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    • 6th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
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    • 6th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
    Does anyone know what happens to the clothes these companies collect? I'm always a little bit apprehensive if these things are legit/ethical.
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  • Lou3000
    Does anyone know what happens to the clothes these companies collect? I'm always a little bit apprehensive if these things are legit/ethical.
    Originally posted by pipo
    Quite frankly, if I was just going to give these clothes to the local charity shop or pop them into the recycle thingy (16 mile round-trip) I don't care what they do with the stuff!

    I wish there was something like this up in the Highlands but the nearest places seem to be Edinburgh or Scotland.

    *sigh*
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  • Tia_Maria06
    I used this company, had 10 bags of clothes and got £25. I had used the charity bags I get through the door and the chap was pleased cos they are strong. They wouldnt take bedding,towels apparently. Glad I used them as they would have only gone to the charity shops.
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  • kiwikaz
    My OH spotted a sign recently wanting unwanted clothes for cash and offering 50p a kg.
    Since then a shop has opened in our town offering the same altho they don't collect.
    As an earlier poster asked - Do the home collectors check the contents of your bags ? Or has anyone had any experience of them doing so ? ( and then not paying out ? )
    I have what seems to be an absolute mountain of clothes that I need to get rid of as we're desperate for cash to reduce our debts. I do Ebay and have sold a few bits of clothing for the minimum of 99p and, also do the occasional car boot depending on the weather. I would say that what's left isn't worth Ebaying or car booting and, I'd feel awful off loading this onto a charity shop for them to sort thro and then sell on for rags for peanuts.
    Recycling in all forms seems to be quite lucrative if you know what to do.I would imagine that clothes that aren't in good condition are still sold on by these companies for a tidy sum if only for rags or stuffing mattresses etc.
    Maybe I should just dump the stuff in a recycling bin at the local tip.

    Any thoughts ?
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    • red devil
    • By red devil 15th Jun 11, 12:51 PM
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    i wouldnt use clothes for cash they advertise on the net. They send a courier to collect the bag of clothes but they wont necessarily pay you they will fob you off with some excuse.

    They also then email to say we are going to pay you and please like our facebook page they try to fool you into liking their page. I expect they sell the clothes at a car boot be wary.
    • MikeR71
    • By MikeR71 15th Jun 11, 3:56 PM
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    We had a similar thread about a month ago where we discussed this. Some sites want you to send your clothes and you do so thinking your clothes are worth something. They then get back to you saying they can't offer you anything, or very little. You then ask for your clothes back and are told to pay £20 for shipping!

    So I'd suggest that unless they are prepared to send someone to have a look, weight/assess your clothes and pay you there and then, don't don't bother sending anything. It can be more hassel than it's worth.
  • kiwikaz
    Thanks for your replies.

    Doesn't seem worth the trouble.I certainly wouldn't want them to take the stuff away and then say it's worth nothing and then want to charge me to get it back.

    I'm pleased others have had good experiences tho.

    Cheers Karen.
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  • ClaphamRanger
    My sister introduced me to this kind of thing out in California - seemed like a great idea for teenagers who grow out of clothing and need the extra pocket money. Didn't know the concept had made its way over to the UK though.

    Are they just online or do they have physical stores?
    • red devil
    • By red devil 16th Jun 11, 1:18 PM
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    if the clothing companies are dodgy which i have personal experience of then why cant anything be done? cant anyone close them down?

    How can it be right they get away with stealing clothes?
  • mealone
    I have just moved house and had loads to chuck out - Bedding, curtains clothes etc . Took it to Cash4Clothes and got £31.
    They also take shoes, belts and handbags at 40p per Kilo.
    Books are 5p per Kilo.
    I will be going back with more stuff!
    Originally posted by Lesley Kenton
    Did you sell any books?

    I am having a purge of my books and while the newer ones are worth ebaying the older ones are not worth much so 40p per kilo is a decent price to get rid of them.
    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 17th Jun 11, 5:03 PM
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    Did you sell any books?

    I am having a purge of my books and while the newer ones are worth ebaying the older ones are not worth much so 40p per kilo is a decent price to get rid of them.
    Originally posted by mealone
    These companies pay 5p a kilo for books, not 40p, otherwise I'd be doing the same as you.
  • macsimba
    Cash for clothes
    There is one based in Bedford., or you can google it Fortune International Ltd., their phone no. is 01234 347272 they also pay cash for your unwated clothing, shoes, books, bric or brac

    i was paid 85 pounds and was shocked to receive such a huge money for unwanted items!
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