It’s now a practice. As Christmas approaches, Swiss Publish places parcels that haven’t been delivered in the course of the yr up on the market. Consumers can, in principle, bid on heaps provided at a 3rd of their worth in retailer… However it’s not often doable to purchase an object on the beginning bid.
Yearly earlier than Christmas, Swiss Publish sells parcels that haven’t reached their recipients. A boon for followers of public sale rooms who can bid at unbeatable costs… Nicely, that is on paper.
As a result of within the room, the worth of toys, meals processors, vacuum cleaners and different ornamental objects lastly begin at costs near these practiced in shops, minus the assure.
Disappointment for this woman who was aiming for a vacuum cleaner, however gave up bidding. “It was estimated at 240 euros, it’s value 750 within the store they usually promote it for 650 to 700, plus prices, 15%, that is just a little costly… I am sorry as a result of they entice us with too low estimates “.
Ditto for this mom who hoped to have the ability to purchase a Ps 5 for her son, and who lastly left the room earlier than the tip of the public sale. “She left for 900 euros as a substitute of 850… It is too costly for us, we had deliberate 500 or 600 euros”.
“Normally it is not like that explains a person visibly accustomed to frequenting this type of gross sales. However there, the sale additionally takes place on the web and it goes up very in a short time”.
The submit workplace distributes round 2 million parcels a yr, however some can go astray, misplaced as a result of unreported removals, tackle errors or lack of postage. After six months, in the event that they haven’t been claimed, they turn out to be the property of La Poste.
On this case they’re gathered within the middle of Libourne, the one place licensed to open the packages and to arrange auctions.
As yearly for 10 years, the proceeds from the 470 objects auctioned will go to the Association of Families of Disabled Children from La Poste and Orange. (AFEH).
The revenue from this sale, the quantity of which is between 100 and 120,000 euros, might be used to finance medical gear, or vacation stays for youngsters with disabilities.
In Nantes, the sale, which began on Friday, will proceed this Saturday, December three.
► Exhibition of objects at 9 a.m. and sale from 10 a.m. at Ouest public public sale, 24, rue du Marché-Commun (industrial zone Nantes east, route de Sainte-Luce) in Nantes.