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Bookcases/Shelving Units
« on: April 18, 2009, 06:39:28 PM »
Does anyone have any spare bookcases or shelving units that we can use at the Storage Unit?

We are desperate for some more to store all the games on.

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2009, 09:50:53 PM »
I'll ask around :)

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 08:19:23 PM »
how about trying local charity shops usually quite cheap in there will have a look in the week in some of mine local ones just in case :)

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 08:23:05 PM »
how about trying local charity shops usually quite cheap in there will have a look in the week in some of mine local ones just in case :)
Thanks for that, but they will have to be mega cheap as funds are very limited at the moment.
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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 08:28:03 PM »
Dont worry when I say cheap I mean cheap, Im good at bartering in charity shops ;D

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 09:11:30 PM »
Give it a go tte.

If you are successful - I guess I'll be the transport!! (not that I mind)

also tte - don't forget the offer about the open day.

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 09:36:44 PM »


If you are successful - I guess I'll be the transport!! (not that I mind)



Thanks Karl

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 09:38:15 PM »
Thanks to both of you! ;) very much appreciated!
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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2009, 08:22:20 AM »
Have you thought of trying FreeCycle ?

http://www.freecycle.org/group/UK/East%20Midlands/Leicester

Never used them myself, but could be worth a try.

Alternative is Freebay, again not used this !

www.freebay.uk.com

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2009, 08:24:00 AM »
We use freecycle all the time mate! It's superb! ;)

but not heard of freebay though . . . nice one!
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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2009, 09:32:34 AM »
Dont worry when I say cheap I mean cheap, Im good at bartering in charity shops ;D
Isn't bartering at charity shops a bit 'off'? The money is for charity after all!

I'll be having a reshuffle of a couple of rooms at my house soon so may have a spare bookcase... I'll let you know.

Alternatively have you considered getting a couple of large bookcases from IKEA. These are well cheap:

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50081744
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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2009, 11:01:05 AM »
Alternatively have you considered getting a couple of large bookcases from IKEA. These are well cheap:

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/50081744

Thanks for that they are very reasonable, something to consider

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2009, 11:17:00 AM »
Give it a go tte.

If you are successful - I guess I'll be the transport!! (not that I mind)

also tte - don't forget the offer about the open day.

Thanks Karl and I haven't forgot about your offer re open day will let you know nearer the day. :)

Witchfinder; I have no issues about getting prices down in charity shops, theres nothing wrong in asking and they can only say no, but on a few ocassions a couple of my local ones have said yes. They get the stuff for free anyway and alot of the money made doesnt go to the people that need it it goes to admin and running the shop also the people that work there get first pick of the stuff that comes in and they get it for free which is wrong, dont get me started on this :)

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Re: Bookcases/Shelving Units
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2009, 01:59:44 PM »
They get the stuff for free anyway and alot of the money made doesnt go to the people that need it it goes to admin and running the shop

Yeah but if you give them less money for it, then even less is going to the people that need it! If your conscience is clear then fair enough, but I would feel guilty about haggling at a charity shop... Most things they sell are underpriced anyway.

I kind of agree that it isn't fair that the people that work there get first dibs on the stuff that come in, but on the other hand the majority of them are probably working there on a volunteer basis so may deserve some perks. They should still have to pay for the stuff though!
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