Visit or donate to the FORCE shop
Our award-winning shop in Fore Street in the Heavitree area of Exeter is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.
It sells 100% donated goods and is one of the most interesting and popular of its kind in the country.
It has been likened to Aladdin’s Cave with its many rooms and alcoves and an amazing range of items for sale.
Come and visit us to discover what everyone loves about our eclectic range. Unfortunately, there are some items we cannot accept – please check the relevant section further down the page for details.
Call: 01392 271652
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Should you want to donate items for sale in the shop, please drop them into us during opening hours. We must ask that you don’t leave donations outside the shop when we are closed.
We also raise vital funds by selling old clothes and shoes for recycling. So if you have clean clothing that you thought was too worn out for us to sell, just label the bag as rag and drop off in store.
We run a FREE collection service from certain locations. Click on the Collection & Delivery section to read more.
Can you help us?
Please Gift Aid your donated items. If you are a tax-payer, for every £1 you help to raise we can claim an extra 25 pence from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs. Simply sign up for Gift Aid when you take your items to our shop. Please ask our team for details when you arrive.
Small items like kettles, toasters, stereos, keyboards. No large white goods.
Box sets, thrillers, children's etc. but NO VHS video tapes please.
Toys with CE marks, puzzles, games, books etc.
Ornaments, toiletry sets, pots, pans, bakeware etc.
Clothes & Accessories
Men's & Ladies clothes and shoes; bags and hats.
Records & CD's
Unscratched CD's in cases, punk, rock, indie and vinyl.
Clean curtains, bedlinen, cushion covers, duvets, wool, thread, buttons etc.
Find FORCE on ebay and donate to us when you sell your items.
Thrillers, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror, educational, cookery etc.
NO: Please don’t leave items outside the shop when we’re closed.
NO: Dirty laundry
NO: Damaged or broken items that might prove dangerous
NO: Upholstered furniture that does NOT have fire labels; large items like sofas and wardrobes that need more than one person to carry them, bunk beds, wall units, organs and pianos; flat pack kits or anything needing to be assembled
NO: Large electrical items such as televisions and washing machines
NO: Gas appliances of any type
NO: Bicycles in poor condition
NO: Toys WITHOUT CE marks; children’s car seats and cots
NO: Sports and safety equipment like crash helmets, bike helmets and safety harnesses; tents
NO: Cassette tapes and VHS video tapes
NO: Personal appliances such as shavers, foot spas (unless unused & in the original, sealed box)
NO: Medication including vitamins, perishable goods, food and drink
NO: Weapons-knives, swords, guns and ammunition (including replica guns)
Collections and deliveries are normally available Monday to Saturday*.
If there are large items you see in the shop you would like delivered, please talk to a member of staff in store. Local delivery charge is normally £5 but we can organise delivery to other areas for an extra fee. Please note – the drivers can only deliver to the ground floor of apartment blocks.
Before calling, please check the lists of goods we can’t accept and then give us a call to arrange a collection day on 01392 271652.
* A small charge applies for deliveries depending on the size of the item and the delivery location
Why not consider organising a collection at work of items from other staff colleagues. If you have an easily accessible office location, and a number of items to pick up we would gladly come out to you with our FORCE Van; if not, why not drop the items off monthly directly to our FORCE Shop in Heavitree. For more information call Oly on 01392 406150.
Volunteering at the FORCE Shop
We have a great many volunteering opportunities on the shop floor or behind the scenes and you can be as flexible as you like with the time you have available to volunteer. To join the team or get more information, call into the shop for a chat with shop manager Anna Heard or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This short film explains more about the opportunities available.