SCRATCH SHOP - 21 East Street, Southampton, SO14 3HG 

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We are back in East Street with a new shop which opened in September.  Whilst you will see a lot of the old favourite charity shop items, something that is completely new is having Solent Credit Union (SCU) sharing the premises with us.  The shop has given them street level premises for the first time which will hopefully increase footfall and result in lots of new members who will be able to benefit from many of the services that SCU can offer.

One of the main aims in starting this new joint venture is to offer a real viable alternative to other ‘buy now, pay later’ high street outlets offering domestic appliances and furniture items.  A typical such outlets offers a basic electric cooker for £5 per week over 3 years, with a total amount payable of £780.   

A similar item can be purchased from our shop outright for £210, or with a SCU loan at £4.83 per week over 12 months. The total cost being £250.71 (excluding delivery and fitting). Any items bought without a Solent Credit Union loan will need to be paid for in full at the time of purchase.

Loans are offered subject to status (credit checks are carried out).

This has got to be a much better way of purchasing for those on low incomes and the interest payable is ploughed back into the local community helping others.

Do pop down and see us sometime at 21 East Street, Southampton SO14 3HG – 9.30am to 4.30pm weekdays and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 January 2017 )