Could have been any one of a number of reasons..Originally Posted by 7E71726170716761140 link=1299207618/0#0 date=1299207618
Item brought in from OS when some one moved. Years later it gets donated to the local OP shop as never used or was faulty to start with.
Put it down to experience....
Very rare that one gets a bargain with these sorts of things and an Automatic should be viewed with care.