Police selling stolen goods on eBay

POLICE are now selling weird and wonderful things on eBay again.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) stopped selling on the auction site when the country was put into lockdown, but this week the force has returned with 21 listings.

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Everything seized in an investigation is stored by the police for a while but if no-one comes forward to claim it then officers decide whether to bin it, donate it or sell it.

The TVP eBay page is where all of the selling pile ends up.

Everything gets listed at 99p before buyers battle in bids to get the bargain.

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Most things end up selling for just a fraction of the retail price – but there is a catch.

All the winners of the sales must trek to Milton Keynes to collect their goodies. Unlike most sellers TVP explicitly state that it will not send anything in the post.

Here’s what it is selling this week, accurate at time of print:

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  • Finn hydraulic crimping machine. Current price £551 (four bids)

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  • Hugo Boss leather jacket, jeans and polo shirt. Current price £43 (four bids)

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  • Electronics bundle with glass screen protector, case and earphones. Current price 99p (one bid)

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  • Two pairs of Havaianas flip flops in size 41/42 and 45/46. Current price £9.50 (seven bids)

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  • Health bundle with Gillette blades, Oral-B toothbrush heads, Nivea Q10 cream, a Gretin skipping rope and three bottles of mosquito repellent. Current price £13.50 (six bids)

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  • DeWalt self-levelling line laser. Current price £31 (two bids)

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  • Cable markers in a Legrand case. Current price 99p (no bids)

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  • Glass suction cups, two sets. Current price £5 (four bids)

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  • A job lot of finger lights and 24 ‘magic snake cube’ toys still in packaging. Current price £4.20 (three bids)

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  • Milk jug, canvas panels, brush washer and glass holder. Current price £3.20 (three bids)

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  • Grey and blue Emmelle Trekker mountain bike with phone holder. Current price £3.20 (six bids)

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  • Regatta children’s blue puddle suit in size 18-24months. Current price 99p (one bid)

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  • Brother E100 p-touch label maker with ‘slight scratches on some parts’. Current price £2.20 (two bids)

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  • Avlon KerCare shampoo, conditioner and mask. Current price £6.69 (six bids)

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  • Sealed black Apple iPhone SE 2018 model with 32GB. Current price £130 (15 bids)

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  • Garrett Ace 250 Metal detector. The condition has been listed as ‘parts or not working’ after ‘control box did not come on when batteries were inserted’. Current price £35 (10 bids)

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  • A bundle of 15 adult and children’s books including revision books. Current price £4.08 (two bids)

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  • Decopatch Mache animals and crafts. Current price £6.50 (five bids)

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  • A bundle of Wilkinson Sword razors, Faith in Nature shampoo and Australian Tea Tree oil. Current price £6.50 (five bids)

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  • Two Smelly Wellies games and seven packs of stencils. Current price £3.89 (four bids)

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  • B’Twin Rockrider 340 and Carrera Vulcan frames in neon green and black. Listed ‘for parts only’. Current price of £13.50 (four bids)

Visit Ebay.co.uk/sch/thamesvalleypolice to view the listings