Saturday, 20 July 2013

On top of the mountain and a question...

Yesterday (Saturday)I finished sorting the lead Mountain in the garden room/yurt/shed.I was delighted even if I didn't find the Mythical Earth Elven King I was hoping to find. I am considering giving some of the Lead to a Charity shop ( we have used Cancer Research a lot over the years to donate to) but wondered if they would "appreciate" in terms of understanding what the figures were worth/used for. I don't mean to be patronising but I am just unsure.Any thoughts chaps?

11 comments:

  1. I have noticed that a lot of charities seem to sell on ebay. Might it be worth enquiring if any local to you do this?

    Fairly simple then to sort each lot into a separate carrier bag as you pack them.

    John

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  2. Another option is to gift them to an impoverished gamer or youngster who has exhibited an interest.


    -- Jeff

    PS, I do NOT mean me

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  3. Alan are you a member of a local games club or is there a local games club in the area, you could gift it to them. Mind you I think that charity shops these days are rather clever and would be able to price check and sell them.

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  4. Charity shops are very mixed. If you have the time put them on ebay yourself and donate what you make.

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  5. An alternative could be to put them on a bring and buy (probably less hassle than ebay and posting stuff out) if you go to any shows and donate those proceeds to charity ?

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  6. Nice idea, but perhaps the lead content might be an issue. I am fairly avaricious when it comes to soldiers, and I would be happy to buy any I fancied and you could donate the proceeds to charity?

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  7. This is something that I have considered. I asked at the shops I normally donate to. They seem happy to take GW and games such as Warzone, but not historical metal figures.

    For the last year, I have sold at bring and buys and flea markets at the Scottish shows and donated at least 50% of the proceeds to my chosen charities.

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  8. As an ex relief manager for the local Hospice chain of charity shops, I don't recommend a straightforward donation to the shop - a lot depends on the knowledge of the recipient. (0ne of our shops sold a first edition Charles Darwin for 10p some years ago!!) As previous suggestions, dispose of them yourself and pass any profit on as a cash donation.

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  9. Many thanks for your thoughts upon the matter.It is not as sraight forward as I thought it would be. I had hoped that donation to a city Charity shop would work but perhaps I need to think again. I have had probs with b&b at shows sometime ago and am not keen to proceed this way.Also I not sure I want to sell on ebay as it is a hassle.I am am going to need to give this some thought...

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  10. I'd sell them on ebay and tick the "all proceeds to charity" box...

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  11. I have sold stuff before by circulating a list to people I know and letting it spread from there. Not the most efficient way but it got some of the stuff sold.

    It was good to see you in Crail yesterday.

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