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Record-breaking eBay 'hidden gem' donated to Bungay shop generates £1,650 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices



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A 'hidden gem' tucked in a pile of eBay items has earned a record-breaking amount for a children's charity.

The Nikon Super CoolScan LS-9000 ED 35mm +120/220 medium film/negative/slide scanner was donated to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) charity shop in Market Place, Bungay.

After it was listed by EACH’s eBay team on September 30, it was snapped up for £1,650 - 10 days and 16 bids later.

The scanner raised £1,650 for EACH
The scanner raised £1,650 for EACH

Bethany Watchman, an EACH E-Bay sales assistant in Thetford, said: “This item is our highest selling item to date, beating our previous record of a mini grand piano which sold for £1,020.

“It was tucked away in our pile of scheduled items from shops, so was quite the hidden gem and went for an incredible price.”

The eBay team hope for more success in terms of selling cameras and photographic accessories.

The scanner was donated to the charity’s shop in Market Place, Bungay
The scanner was donated to the charity’s shop in Market Place, Bungay

“We have a brilliant volunteer who has an expansive knowledge on this subject,” she said.

“We’ve definitely seen an increase in profits because of it.”

EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

The charity has a popular eBay store which has seen a threefold increase in income since its launch in 2016.

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