SEARCHING for a steal? Take a look at the Thames Valley Police eBay site where more than £15,000 of designer gear has been sold this year.

In the past three months hundreds of lots including Mulberry bags and bundles of perfectly wrapped fragrances have been seized from criminals and sold on the auction site by police.

Other listings that have been flogged include a Gucci baseball cap, which retails at £210, and sold to the highest bidder by police for £200.

Thames Valley Police is one of four police force's across the UK using eBay to make money.

The cash made goes into a pot called the Police and Property Act fund which is then divvied out to good causes across the Thames Valley – Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

To get the eBay stock police use unclaimed items and evidence which is often seized from criminals in investigations.

If its good enough to sell then its listed on eBay for 99p, before buyers battle in bids to win.

Usually the items end up at just a fraction off the retail value.

So far this year, in just three months, TVP have made more than £15,000 from their most expensive items sold on the site.

There is one catch for the winning bidders though, they must collect all the goods from the HQ in Milton Keynes.

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From the most expensive to the least pricey items, here is a selection of what Thames Valley Police have sold on eBay this year:

Banbury Cake:

  • Yellow and white metal rings including a Belcher Necklace and chains £1,976 (55 bids) sold on January 21.

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  • Mulberry double zip Bayswater tote bag in red £580 (53 bids) sold on Janaury 27.

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  • Gucci Tian GG and Supreme collaboration messenger bag £460 (26 bids) sold on February 12.

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  • A bundle of 14 designer fragrances from Emporio Armani and Giorgio Armani £360 (29 bids) sold on January 30.

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  • A bundle of 14 scents from Hugo Boss, YSL, Calvin Klein, Dior and Paco Rabanne £310 (22 bids) sold on February 6.

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  • A mix of women's Versace clothing in different sizes including a blazer, T-Shirts and classic print bodycon dress £285 (34 bids) sold on March 17.

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  • Versace navy bomber zip up jacket in size 48, but believed to be a UK 38 size M £236 (42 bids) sold on March 17.

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  • QSC power amplifier and Sony mini disc DJ deck £230.52 (13 bids) sold on February 20.

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  • Gucci GG beige cap £200 (37 bids) sold on February 12.

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  • Garmin running watch £171 (28 bids) sold on January 14.

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  • A pack of 12 paintings of fruit with black frames £162 (22 bids) sold on February 18.

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  • A bundle of 25 random wheels and car tyres with the condition listed as used £160 (19 bids) sold on March 18.

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  • Large brown leather Ralph Lauren equestrian bag £157.22 (40 bids) sold on February 27.

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  • Carrera Sulcata limited edition mountain bike in black and silver £155 (24 bids) sold on March 5.

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  • Megger, Loop and Insulation testers £150.99 (25 bids) sold on March 23.

Find more by searching for 'Thamesvalleypolice' on eBay or here.