Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey
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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

27 Feb 2015 | Hugh Radojev

A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree.

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