The majority of charity shops will have a strict criteria as to what they can put on the shelves and this bag was going to be thrown away due to the small scuff mark on the bottom. It is clearly preloved, and has ink marks inside, but is in good condition. I got it for free, before it was put in the rag bin. I'm not sure if I'll recycle it eventually too, but I thought I'd bring it home and see if I use it in the next month. Bargain, hey?