Trash and Treasures

Store Policy                                                                                                                                                      Last updated 7/11/2017

What we buy.

  • Books, CDs, DVDs, games, magazines, and puzzles in good condition.

Things we don't buy:

  • Anything by Reader’s Digest
  • Encyclopedias
  • Microwave cookbooks
  • “Coffee-table” books
  • Vinyl, VHS tapes and Video Games
  • Ex-Library books

What we offer

In exchange for stock purchased we offer cash or the same value in store credit for your convenience. We value incoming stock based on what we would sell them for and offer one quarter (¼) of the appraised value.

We require ID, address and phone number for purchases at our discretion as required by law. If we suspect goods are stolen, we may take any precaution necessary as required by law.

Store Credit

Store credit can either be spent on the day, or accumulated. It can be used on any item in the store, regardless of the type of stock you brought in. Credit can be held by a single person, a family, or shared between multiple people provided you let us know beforehand. If store credit remains unused after 1 year (12 months) we will attempt to make contact to see if it is still wanted. If we cannot make contact, the store credit will expire. Store credit may be cashed up provided adequate notice is given.

There is a maximum of $80 allowed to be accumulated in store credit. If any additional stock is purchased after this limit, you will be paid out in cash or required to spend it immediately.


Processing time varies and can range from immediately to a fortnight based on staff workload.

If payment cannot be made for any reason after 3 months the stock will be considered unclaimed and will become store property.


All rejects must be collected when you collect your payment, or as soon as possible afterwards. Rejects left uncollected after 3 months will be considered unclaimed property and will be taken into stock.


When a requested item comes into stock, customers will be contacted and the item will be held for two weeks. After this time, one reminder will be sent and the item will be held for a further week, after which time it will be returned to stock.

Paid-for items will be held for up to 3 months after which time they will be returned to stock if not collected.