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Local News Story Of The Day: The Stained Oxfam Blouse, In Worcester

by | 29th, October 2011

LOCAL News Story of The Day: The Worcester News spotlights Debbie Browne who is upset at goings on at the branch of Oxfam in Mealcheapen Street.

The headline tells readers:

I’m so angry that charity shop didn’t let me buy blouse

Reporter James Savage writes:

She had seen the same item in Marks and Spencer a few weeks ago for £20 so was happy to part with just £4 and put some cash into the charity’s coffers. However, the shop manager refused to let Mrs Browne buy the blouse on the grounds it had a stain on it.

The 48-year-old said she didn’t have a problem with the stain and would run the risk of trying to remove it herself. She was still unable to complete the purchase and had to leave the shop empty-handed.

Then what?

After being contacted by your Worcester News, a spokesman from Oxfam said it was against its policy to sell damaged items but has since offered Mrs Browne the chance to buy the blouse.

Is that the most perfect local news story ever?

 



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