Disgusting that charity shops discard donations
IN response to Geoff Moore's letter, "Charity shops asking too much for 'collectibles'", (February 18), I have worked in a number of these stores and it is disgusting how much of the donated stock gets thrown away without even going onto the shelves.
I once suggested that instead of the items being thrown out weekly, as is the policy in most shops, that I take them to a boot market and any profit made would be paid to the company on the next day of trade. This idea was met with stern resistance and I was given the impression I was not trusted to pay in all profits. This was laughable as I was a second key holder for the store.
As Mr Moore rightly commented, all goods come free to the charity, so charge a fairer rate and stop the appalling practice of throwing goods away. Why not donate it to another charity to see if they can sell it? That way the public won't be deceived into donating goods that are thrown away.