Ginny Rich, 46, thought she’d discovered herself a cut price when she discovered a Burberry jacket at the shop in Princetown, Devon.
But then she noticed it was priced at £499, and though it was labelled as ‘brand new’, the tags had been lacking.
Posting her discover on social media, she mentioned: ‘I do know Burberry coats can value £1,000 new however once we noticed it we had been laughing.
‘The coat didn’t even look new – and it didn’t have any labels.’
‘Charity shops are for the kind of people who can’t afford to purchase a brand new coat – and when you had been a millionaire who can afford a designer label, you wouldn’t go right into a charity shop – you’d need probably the most up-to-date style.
‘I just don’t suppose the costs in Oxfam add up; that is Tavistock, not London or Oxford.’
‘You go in some days and might discover one thing for £2.99 however on different days you may see one thing that value much less new at Primark.
‘There just doesn’t appear to be a stability with Oxfam.’
Chipping in on the publish, locals commented that the costs had been ‘over the top’ and ‘ridiculous’ and mentioned such a excessive price ticket may backfire on the charity.
One mentioned: ‘Oxfam are getting grasping. Maybe if they need these costs they should promote on an public sale website.
‘Clothing donation[s] whether designer label or not, will not get £329 in Tavy.’
Defending the value tag, a retail assistant from a close-by Oxfam shop mentioned: ‘We very kindly get sent clothing from brands like this and price them at a third of their retail value, a bargain for those who would like brand new designer stuff and an amazing contribution to help people.’
Another volunteer for the charity mentioned: ‘It is a cashmere jacket. Check online and see what its retail price is. It is such a bargain.’
Other gadgets within the shop included one other Burberry jacket on sale for £329, which was additionally labelled as model new.
A spokesperson for Oxfam mentioned: ‘We maximise the cash we increase from donations by promoting them at a good value.
‘Our volunteers are skilled in pricing so folks may be assured not a penny of their donation goes to waste.
‘We work hard to raise as much money as possible from the items given to us to support our work fighting poverty around the world.’