Oxfam Edinburgh

Oxfam Edinburgh

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Various / Miscellaneous in Edinburgh - Stockbridge
25 Raeburn Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1HU
+44 (0) 131 332 9632
http://www.oxfam.org.uk

Oxfam is a development, advocacy, and relief agency working to put an end to poverty worldwide. In partnership with local groups, they work with poor people to help them help themselves. The Oxfam shops sell second-hand clothes, books and bric-a-brac as well as trade fair goods to help raise money for the charity.
Tags: books, charity shops, clothing, greeting cards




Oxfam Edinburgh Reviews


The illusion of a bargain - In today looking at various books, picked up a copy of one of the Observer books....three times the price it is on sale for online. Price not very clear, when I queried it the pleasant volunteer at the till rang for assistance, out marched the gobby guy with the beard (manager?) the one who loves the sound of his own voice...if you are a regular in the shop you will know who I mean....gave me a withering look for daring to question his superior knowledge and informed me it was rare. This kind of pricing is not unique to Oxfam Stockbridge it's just the rudeness I haven't encountered before....the charity shops seem to be doing their very best to kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Why would I want to trawl round charity shops searching for that elusive bargain when I can sit in the comfort of my own home and buy the same thing online for up to two thirds less than I'll pay in a charity shop? I appreciate the managers have to justify their salary somehow but they need to have some actual knowledge of what books sell for and not pluck their prices out of thin air...I would humbly suggest an advanced search on eBay might be a good place to start, giving the actual price items sold for and not what optimistic sellers would like to realise.  

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