We accept a wide variety of items, too numerous to list here but a few examples would be: Flat screen televisions, Mobility scooters, Ride-on lawnmowers, Tumble dryers, Mountain bikes, Computers and a silver plated saxophone! We have access to a great network of people who are willing to bid on a variety of objects, so if your item has value, we can raise a donation. If it has no auction value, then it must have a high metal content so we can generate a scrap value. If it fails at auction and has no scrap value then no donation will be generated.
Frequently Asked Questions - Other Items
Have a question about Giveacar? Hopefully you'll find the answer below. If not, please contact us.
All items must be in whole and working order. We don’t take junk. We don’t take parts. If our salvage partner collects an item that turns out to be in bad condition, it is quite probable that it will not sell at auction and no donation will be made. The best way to check if your item qualifies for donation is to ask us! (Call the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The whole process (from contacting Giveacar, arranging collection to donation) takes about 5/6 weeks, at which point you would receive a letter from Giveacar (showing the amount raised) and a letter from the charity you chose to support, thanking you for your donation.
Giveacar keeps the office running by taking 25% from any donation raised – our only source of funding as a non-profit. So, for example, if your item raised £100 then we would deduct £25 (plus £5 VAT) before sending it to your charity – meaning a donation of £70 in total.