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PostSubject: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 3:08 pm

Hi guys

We got a tip off on UOAMHQ from Tally Ho, that three VAM were in a Charity shop in Chester, but they were asking too much for them and a bundle of gear ( £50 ) .


So Benny Bee and I teamed up. BB did all the contacting the shop, getting them put to one side etc etc

So I enacted the rescue part of the mission as I live close to Chester. The main aim was to just get the guys at £4.99 each and then arm wrestle each other for who got what  lol!
So yesterday off I  toddled got to the shop and result !! …They had a half price sale !! Shocked  Laughing  never heard of that before in a charity shop  lol!

So it made it much more economical to get the "jumble too". So here is the stash.£27.

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Benny Bee has now some items on his wants SOC & SOW list of kit and one of the  Action Man .
Tally Ho  thanks for the tip off mate. Very Happy Mission Charity shop rescue complete. 3  Action Man heading back to active service  , 2 with Munrovian's  and one with Benny Bee in Hertfordshire  Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 3:48 pm

What a great result! well done guys cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 4:11 pm

Outstanding!! What a rescue! cheers cheers

It's then stuff of legends and what a haul for £27 bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 4:26 pm

That is an amazing haul! Getting if all on sale was just icing on the cake. Drooling over some of those weapons! Well done!!

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 5:01 pm

Those exciting moments in a charity shop. ...oh yeh! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 5:33 pm

Brilliant rescue lads....you will be mentioned in dispatches Cool Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 6:03 pm

Well done guys Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Outstanding ! Love it stuff of legends !

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 7:38 pm

Wow! Fantastic work! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 8:12 pm

Really the stuff that dreams are made of! Hope the year is full of more successful missions like this...Great work TH for the tip off and Gunner for the successful extraction! Makes me wonder how many other VAM are lying in charity shops across the UK waiting to be rescued... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 8:22 pm

Benny, it is nice when you pick up a great bargain in the charity shop Very Happy Very Happy I picked one last year Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 8:26 pm

This what I picked up last year

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 10:33 pm

WOW! cheers What a haul! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeWed Jan 04, 2017 10:51 pm

Wow Wolf S ,
that is a proper Charity Shop find !! - Outstanding …if you like Gargon and Intruder ???lol!

I never understood those two - what were Palitoy thinking of Shocked Shocked

The fire tender/rescue vehicle looks good. Way after my VAM time .

Any way off to scour the local charity shops Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 05, 2017 12:12 am

OMG! Wolfie has another Intruder!!! affraid affraid affraid

be afraid...be very afraid...unless you have a handy bowling ball... lol! lol! lol!


Well done rescue at the Charity Shop!!!

As I recall Tally Ho was snubbed when he offered them 30 for that 50 lot. At half price it sold for 25 so they lost money by not taking Tally Ho's offer...just saying...

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 05, 2017 7:24 am

gibri wrote:
OMG! Wolfie has another Intruder!!! affraid affraid affraid


He's a lost cause now!! lol!

gibri wrote:
At half price it sold for 25 so they lost money by not taking Tally Ho's offer...just saying...


Everyone is an 'expert' now days and thinks every old bit of tat is a valuable collectable. Tally made a reasonable offer but charity shops always think stuff is worth more than it really is. There's a VAM armoured car in my local charity shop window marked up at £15. It's not in very good condition and is never going to sell at that price!

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 05, 2017 10:07 am

It's a great on the edge of your seat feeling securing that one lot where you know your getting the best deal. Brilliant to see, well done.

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PostSubject: Re: Daring Charity shop rescue ….   Daring Charity shop rescue …. Icon_minitimeThu Jan 05, 2017 10:22 pm

That looks like a great haul Wolf S! Bet you couldn't believe your luck...always wonder how it turns up after all this time...people must not clear out their lofts for 30 years!
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