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    • MSE Sarah
    • By MSE Sarah 21st Feb 17, 5:40 PM
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    Discuss the Flog Your Junk For Cash guide
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    • 21st Feb 17, 5:40 PM
    Discuss the Flog Your Junk For Cash guide 21st Feb 17 at 5:40 PM
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 12th Jul 17, 8:52 AM
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    Nobody will pay even a penny for empty toilet roll tubes !!
    I don't think that MSE lives in the real world
    • cherrylips76
    • By cherrylips76 12th Jul 17, 11:56 AM
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    1 mans junk is another mans treasure!!
    I've sold empty perfume & aftershave bottles £5-8each on ebay, somebody actually messaged asking if they could just buy the top of 1 of the bottles!! Over the years I ended up with a collection of 20 old mobile phones & various chargers some working some not, listed them on Gumtree sold in bulk stating they were "untested selling as spares/repairs got £45 plus extra £20 by asking the buyer if had any use for old untested electricals which were collecting dust in the shed he took them all, a printer, e-reader, digital camera, wifi router, portable dvd player most were missing the lead or plug and would of eventually gone to the tip. Other bits of junk found in drawers such as odd old buttons and broken jewellery sell for a fair amount. The list is endless really what junk items many people are willing to buy, where others just simply class it as junk and in the bin is where it belongs!!
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 13th Jul 17, 5:59 AM
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    Just seen the thread and want to add to the loo roll discussion.


    I used to save my loo roll middles and donate them to my local village Primary School who were always needing bits and bobs for various things. One day I took some in and the teacher showed me a directive that all the County's schools had recently received from the LEA stating that, for health reasons, used loo roll middles should not be handled and used by the children.


    Not sure if this was ever rescinded but Elf & Safety regs have taken a lot of fun out of life IMO
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    • Greenqueen
    • By Greenqueen 13th Jul 17, 10:01 PM
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    Yes, I work in childcare. We changed to only accepting rolls from kitchen paper that we can cut down, however I believe the "health and safety" ruling is actually an urban myth.
    • carbootcrazy
    • By carbootcrazy 14th Jul 17, 9:29 AM
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    Yes, I work in childcare. We changed to only accepting rolls from kitchen paper that we can cut down, however I believe the "health and safety" ruling is actually an urban myth.
    Originally posted by Greenqueen
    The teacher at the school I used to donate loo roll middles to showed me the actual circular that the school had received from their Local Education Authority. The staff were pretty annoyed about it as they used loads of loo roll middles in craft projects. Certainly not an urban myth in my neck of the woods
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    • Cazza
    • By Cazza 23rd Aug 17, 10:22 AM
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    I tried selling milk bottle tops on eBay not long after this article was written, no takers. There's a local charity that collects them so I now send them there.
    • youdontsay
    • By youdontsay 24th Aug 17, 6:01 AM
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    Plus the added disadvantage of selling anything on ebay where the buyer gets to leave negative feedback but the seller has to remain silent if they have a bad experience (and theres plenty of those to be had nowadays on ebay) Ebay has completely changed and not for the better
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