At the Children's Protection Society Op Shop we regularly sell things on eBay, like this yellow Kartell lamp, or specialist things that most likely wouldn't sell in the shop.
The other day I got an message from an angry eBay seller who raised some fair points:
- aren't people supposed to buy from the shop of "opportunity" to then re-sell
- you are federally funded, have cheap rent, labour etc and when you get free "donated" goods you put them on eBay
- ultimately you'll ruin everyone's business in the second hand market
What are your thoughts? Would you be prepared to pay say $150 for a collectable from an op shop? Are op shops there to supply second hand dealers? Are the prices too high at op shops these days?