POLICE might not be selling a partridge in a pear tree but they are selling five gold rings ahead of the countdown to Christmas.

Thames Valley Police is also flogging off perfume gift sets with socks and an advent calender to add to its festive eBay listings.

The force uses the auction site to sell off old evidence and unclaimed stolen items.

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Some of it has been stolen from a shop and then seized in an investigation or handed in at police stations.

They hold onto items for a while before making the decision to donate them, bin them or sell them.

All the listings that make it onto eBay start at 99p and many end up selling for just a fraction of their true value after bidders battle for a bargain. In September police made more than £3,400 through the page.

The money goes into the Police and Crime Commissioner's Property Act Fund which is then divvied out to deserving charities across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Here’s what they are selling this week, accurate at time of print:

• A bundle of four watches – listed as currently not working, but just in need of some batteries. Branded Thomas Calvi & Crosshatch Watches £38 (seven bids)

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• Black Hydro road bike branded Bianchi Nirone £80 (14 bids)

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• An advent calender, two gift sets of Next shower gels and perfumes from its Carbon range, two gadget shop retro TV games and some red Christmassy socks with reindeers on £23 (16 bids)

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• 17 silver chains made of white metal stamped 925 selling for £21 (20 bids)

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• Five gold rings – marked as costume jewellery that have had 'fair wear and tear' £5.50 (four bids)

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• Star Wars the Force Awakens collectable picture vinyl £5.50 (two bids)

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• Deftones – Gore vinyl records 99p (0 bids)

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• Gold Armani stainless steel watch £46 (seven bids)

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• Four watches from Fossil, Akribos, Citizen & August Steiner £86.99 (11 bids)

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• Black Raymond Weil 18ct gold plated watch marked 5317 £23 (12 bids)

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• A black chronograph watch from Haas and Cie £56 (14 bids)

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• Primark black woven loafers, blue trainers both in a size 8 and a navy T-Shirt with a yellow stripe 99p (1 bid)

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• A bundle of workman's tools £26 (six bids)

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• Five grey wool V-neck jumpers from Marks and Spencer £77.89 (22 bids)

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• The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep - vinyl deluxe box set £2.20 (two bids)

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• A years supply (10 bottles) of Foamburst body wash from Imperial Leather £25 (14 bids)

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• White and Swarovski gemmed quartz watch with nylon strap £52.02 (eight bids)

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• Four packs of Energizer rechargeable batteries £23.01 (nine bids)

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• Vinyl of Kiss: Kiss Symphony £26 (seven bids)

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• Seven packs of Gillette razors three-pack £12.50 (four bids)

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• Soundgarden Echo Of Miles vinyl LP box set £26 (eight bids)

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• Kiss Greatest Kiss vinyl £51 (seven bids)

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• John Lennon - Lennon Box Set Vinyl £53 (nine bids)

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