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Just had a young lass in wanting to sell me her old dance trophies says she has over 100 of them and wanted a offer.

 

Got me thinking do you guys get asked this and do you buy them :?:

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Haven't given her a answer yet but the ones she brought in for me to see are all the usual tube with figure on the top made up trophies. She says that she wasn't allowed as a kid to have them on display so they are all boxed in the loft. She has over 100 of them and wanted £30 for the lot.

 

Gut instinct was to say no but before I did I wanted to talk to a dance studio guy who I do work for as he was saying he is always on the look out for cheap trophies, thought I would ask him if he wanted the job lot for £50. you never know £20 for doing nothing. Worth a try anyway :lol:

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Haven't given her a answer yet but the ones she brought in for me to see are all the usual tube with figure on the top made up trophies. She says that she wasn't allowed as a kid to have them on display so they are all boxed in the loft. She has over 100 of them and wanted £30 for the lot.

 

Gut instinct was to say no but before I did I wanted to talk to a dance studio guy who I do work for as he was saying he is always on the look out for cheap trophies, thought I would ask him if he wanted the job lot for £50. you never know £20 for doing nothing. Worth a try anyway :lol:

 

I agree there mate, If you can move em on in one hit for a little profit. thats cool :wink:

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For those customers selling you their trophies - refer them to the dustbin. I used to take them for free and tell them that I would give them to charity events and just charge for the engraving.

 

BUT whenever I got to show these second hand trophies to the the charity organisers they got fussy about scratches, that you did not have a matching set or that you never had multiples - So I took them apart for bits - and learnt my lesson.

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I'm the same as Vinny.

 

Tell'em you'll dispose of them free of charge as they have no monetary value,strip out all the bolts, washers and rods, keep any decent marble bases and bin the rest.

 

I have a lady from a majorette group who brings in 2 or 3 carrier bags full every month or so just to dispose of them..

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  • 3 weeks later...

We get these coming in from time to time, but we always say we're happy to dispose of them for them, but we're not buying them. 99.9999% of the time it's a lot of old crap and trophies are cheap enough these days that people don't need to buy 2nd hand ones. We sometimes use them if existing customers want freebies for something like a sponsored event, but usually they just get binned. We don't even strip them down for the useful components, it's just not worth it.

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