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Autism Charity Shop

  • 09-02-2018 10:55pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 927 ✭✭✭ BuboBubo


    Hi, just wondering is the Autism Charity Furniture Shop is still trading? (beside Mc Donalds on the Cork Road).

    I checked their FB page, it hasn't been updated or added to for a few years.

    Grateful for any replies...


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  • Administrators Posts: 11,939 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Big Bag of Chips


    It's still there, but it's not an Autism charity shop. It's now just a second hand shop...


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ Layton Numerous Headboard


    It's still there, but it's not an Autism charity shop. It's now just a second hand shop...

    Yeah they used to run under the guise of an "Autism Charity Shop" but they were never a charity. I wouldn't give them scammers any business to be honest.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 587 Dum_Dum


    Yeah they used to run under the guise of an "Autism Charity Shop" but they were never a charity. I wouldn't give them scammers any business to be honest.

    Was any legal action taken against them by the regulator?


  • Administrators Posts: 11,939 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Big Bag of Chips


    I think they did make some small donation to Autism Ireland, but it certainly wasn't a shop that was raising money specifically for Autism.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    Is the the shop in the old furniture warehouse behind McDonalds?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,380 ✭✭✭ danjo-xx


    my3cents wrote:
    Is the the shop in the old furniture warehouse behind McDonalds?

    Yeah that's it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭ Twoelles


    They were told by the regulator to remove the word "charity" from their shop name.
    no other action was taken.
    They are now the munster variety warehouse.
    They closed their other shop on the tramore road


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    About the worst junk shop I've ever visited. Always call in the odd time I'm in Waterford but there is just so much old crap piled up on top of old crap that I only really bother out of habit.

    What really p1sses me off is to see people drop off stuff still thinking its a charity shop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 927 ✭✭✭ BuboBubo


    Thanks everyone for replying.

    I visited the shop today, left empty handed and un-impressed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,380 ✭✭✭ danjo-xx


    St Bridget's community centre have a shop, just across the road from Woodies if that is any help.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,769 ✭✭✭ my3cents


    danjo-xx wrote: »
    St Bridget's community centre have a shop, just across the road from Woodies if that is any help.

    Always call in there as well, not the best charity shop but still I've bought a few things in there. Trouble is now there are too many dealers that visit these sort of places on a regular bases so anything good goes out the door quickly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,770 ✭✭✭ shockwave


    my3cents wrote: »
    Always call in there as well, not the best charity shop but still I've bought a few things in there. Trouble is now there are too many dealers that visit these sort of places on a regular bases so anything good goes out the door quickly.

    The staff in these charity shops always get first pick on everything that comes in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,046 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian


    These private ran “charity” shops are a total scam.

    Many give a tiny % of remaining profits to charity AFTER the owner has received their generous salary.

    I work with a local charity and they are fighting to have their name removed from one such shop. The owner is paying themselves €45k a year, they staff their three shops with workers of Community Employment schemes and one recent year the charity only received €350 in total.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,013 ✭✭✭ Quigs Snr


    The one thing these guys were good at is if you wanted to get rid of say.. a good kitchen table.. they would come.. dismantle.. take away.. no fuss..

    Are there any legit charity shops who would do that sort of thing ?


  • Administrators Posts: 11,939 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Big Bag of Chips


    _Brian wrote: »
    I work with a local charity and they are fighting to have their name removed from one such shop. The owner is paying themselves €45k a year,

    In fairness €45k a year wouldn't be classed as an exorbitant wage. There's still a lot involved in running and coordinating 3 shops, rates and rents for the premises etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,623 ✭✭✭ wmpdd3


    I donate to this shop, the main reason is because they take everything, you can drive up to the door and do it off. Other shops, at times, won't take books, or kids clothes or electrical or shoes, or dress up costumes. Many times, I've had to take stuff back depending on what they need or can accommodate.

    I understand why, but it's the ease of being able to drop it all off.

    If the other charity shops had a drop of point for everything in the six cross roads, I'd use it.

    I have also bought from this shop, mostly sewing machines or remote controls! Sometimes it's very overpriced, so I just leave it there, just like eBay.

    I don't agree with the use of CE Scheme participants being employed in this shop, but when you look at the real charity shops, they often have CE Scheme participants and take more money than Dorethy Perkins in year while not paying for stock or rates.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 the magican


    Ye i totally agree im from cork road area and go here a bit its totally overpriced and mostly broken junk, place is so messy and cluttered. Not a charity shop either it never was



  • Registered Users Posts: 10 the magican


    You would swear you were in shaws the ridiculous prices they charge for junk



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,113 ✭✭✭ jelutong


    Gone downhill over the last few months. Won’t be in business much longer in my opinion.



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