UK charity shops..Re: Austin, Texas Computerworks Goodwill
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Fri Mar 16 18:10:37 CDT 2007
> roger pugh wrote:
> > British charity shops wont take any donation of mains powered
> > appliances. This is due to the cost of safety testing needed before
> > resale.
> Has that changed in the last six months? Six months ago it depended entirely
> on the place - the Sally Army shop in central Cambridge would PAT-test items
> for instance, but my nearer one in one of the outlying villages wouldn't.
I don't think the rules have changed (certainly I've bought mains powered
stuff in charity shops in the last couple of months). It's just that most
such shops don't have anyone who can do the PAT testing.
Mind you, I question the value of such texting. I've seen things that
have pased a PAT test that _no way_ would I connect to the mains unless
I'd done some work on them first.
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