MMD: Would you tell a charity shop that a Chloe bag was under-priced?

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Here's this week's hypothetical situation for you to cogitate on:
Would you tell a charity shop that a Chloe bag was under-priced?

You’re trawling the local charity shop for bargains and spot a swanky Chloe bag, marked up at just £5. The bag is in pristine condition and is only a few seasons old. It would have cost about £600 new; the ladies who run the shop are obviously oblivious to its true worth. Would you own up and tell them they’re selling it for too little, or grab it before they spotted the mistake?

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  • ClareEmily
    ClareEmily Forumite Posts: 931 Forumite
    I would snap the bag up I'm afraid
  • unhappybuuny79
    unhappybuuny79 Forumite Posts: 93 Forumite
    Charity Begins at home in my opinion.

    Snap it up and stick it on eBay....
  • JimmyTheWig
    JimmyTheWig Forumite Posts: 12,199
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    Not knowing who or what Chloe is (Bratz, maybe??) I'd leave well alone and huff internally to myself that they wanted five pounds for a second hand bag.

  • LimeLight
    LimeLight Forumite Posts: 8,038
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    I'd snap it up.
    just passing through.... Nothing to see....
  • Gosia
    Gosia Forumite Posts: 579
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    I would definitely snap it up! That's what charity shops are for - the occasional cheap bargain - why else shop there!
  • *Louise*
    *Louise* Forumite Posts: 9,197 Forumite
    Not that I would know one if I saw it, but I would buy it, flog it on ebay and give some of the proceeds to charity.
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  • avisk
    avisk Forumite Posts: 27 Forumite
    Snap it up, sell it on, then split the profits with the charity.
  • lnr
    lnr Forumite Posts: 37
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    Definitely snap it up! Makes a change for charity shops to underprice something, I can't believe some of the prices in charity shops lately - sometimes more than they cost new in the shops!!
  • craigb6
    craigb6 Forumite Posts: 6 Forumite
    If you've posted this dilemma about a year ago then I'd probably say that you should just buy it and not worry about it. However I do spend my Saturday afternoons helping at a local charity shop and a customer pointed out that we had a signed football book for about £2, which they pointed out was too cheap. The price was increased to £20 and a few weeks later I had the pleasure of putting the £20 in the till when someone bought it.

    Even though it was only £18 more, its better than nothing. Everyone should be as honest as possible (within reason, ie. not to a large profiting corporation, but especially to a legitimate charity).

    Thanks, Craig
  • EDNA
    EDNA Forumite Posts: 10 Forumite
    Pay what you genuinely think it's worth.
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