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Asda to Sell Second Hand Clothing - What Are Your Thoughts?

In the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56916414

Just read this story and whilst anything that prevents unnecessary waste and landfill is a good thing I have mixed feelings.

I think Asda will trumpet their green credentials whilst boosting profits and potentially hurting charities that will miss out on donations and sales.

seasider71
10 days ago
What do you think of this?
lynneh
lynneh10 days ago

Depends on pricing and the customers buying ethics. Besides...People will still donate to charity shops and people still buy from them. As they do now. Itโ€™s good to recycle and avoid landfill waste either way.

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Golfforall
Golfforall10 days ago

Most companies do (although they don't tell you ). What do you think happens to the millions of returned items ? Yes you Madam !

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana10 days ago

For the sake of the environment and our large trading deficit I really think s/hand goods should be available from a much wider number of retailers. Many retailers have both new and s/hand goods like car dealers and bicycle shops but really this should be extended to as many companies as possible. This will also create more jobs here in the UK for those who clean and refurbish items. There should be tax benefits to companies that sell both. Charity shops are all very well but its all so random what they have. I feel charity shops should specialise more. I.e. have dedicated charity shops that only sell clothes or only sell books etc as the norm rather than a small minority.

I'd also like to see as many vacant commercial retail premises turned into indoor markets as possible if they won't be re-occupied by normal retailers.

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nissan3
nissan39 days ago

I know this might sound really bad but I just don't like wearing other people clothes but I do understand that it can be difficult especially for some people who can't afford new clothes just hope Asda are doing it for the right reasons & not for profit.

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TheChimp
TheChimp9 days ago

nissan3 If I was like you, I'd have to stop wearing MrsChimp's knickers ๐Ÿ˜‰

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wilsonflorence
wilsonflorence9 days ago

It's going to be for profit surely, Asda are a commercial business. It's no different from a car dealer selling s/hand cars or an antigue furniture shop etc. The thing is the more it happens the more accepted it will become. If we can get people to see s/hand as the positive choice and new as the bad choice it will help the environment and our economy.

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoir9 days ago

I am actually quite glad so many companies are starting to take this seriously! But really it depends ...

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tumblespots
tumblespots9 days ago

My first thought was how will we be able to tell which item is new and which is used? I'll bet they aren't cheap either.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock9 days ago

I hope they arenโ€™t going to cream off all the best donated clothes so that charities end up with the less good.

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie9 days ago

Not two sure ๐Ÿ˜• second hand clothes are better for charity shop as they need them more

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stevea808
stevea8089 days ago

To be quite honest I've never seen any clothes in asda that I like when new.

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pato
pato9 days ago

stevea808 well maybe you'll soon find something that you like, only jesting, a lot of the male adult clothes aren't my cup of tea either, but kids clothing is excellent.

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stevea808
stevea8088 days ago

pato I agree, you can get some lovely clothes for the kids.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry9 days ago

Ever since I was young I have always given away any clothes that I did not require anymore. Now since lockdown first started I have not purchased a single item of clothing. We all purchase too much that we do not need. Sorry gone off subject.

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seasider71
seasider71
Original Poster
9 days ago

Thanks for your contributions - some interesting opinions. I read up on this a bit last night. This is the company that Asda have partnered with and how they responded to some of the criticisms.

https://www.prelovedkilo.com/

https://twitter.com/PrelovedKilo/status/1387468824178475017

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Pppathome
Pppathome9 days ago

Some of us remember jumble sales when we was younger so as long as they are clean I'm on it..

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Lynibis
Lynibis9 days ago

I have just downloaded Vinted. Haven't used it yet, takes me a while to work these things out lol. Has anyone else used it?

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seasider71
seasider71
Original Poster
9 days ago

I"ve not used it myself. There are a few other similar apps but I know Vinted is the one my kids prefer.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig8 days ago

Yes I've used Vinted before. I hated it. It was awkward to use and despite having very reasonable prices people were really cheeky about the offers they made! I got rid of it after about 3 days.

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Lynibis
Lynibis8 days ago

MrsCraig oh dear that doesn't bode well, I am already getting loads of emails and notifications and I haven't posted anything yet.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig8 days ago

Lynibis you might have a different experience than me using it. Yes I got loads of notifications too, I went into my account settings and turned them off.

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hspexy
hspexy9 days ago

Wow Iโ€™m surprised, but good on them. These big companies can afford to do these kind of initiatives - itโ€˜s certainly better than them selling fast fashion.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin9 days ago

All for it, most companies do anyway you just dont hear about it

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold9 days ago

I saw this mentioned on instagram a while ago. It's in partnership with preloved kilo. They sell vintage & retro clothing by the kilo rather than priced individually at selling events around the country. I had tickets to attend one of their events but it was cancelled due to covid.

I believe without reading the article it's only at a few select stores initially with plans to roll it out further if successful.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly258 days ago

Itโ€™s a private company making a profit from selling second hand clothes, which I have no problem with. It is cynical marketing to tie their ethos to sustainability and the environment though, in my opinion. That was never their initial intention.

I think it is an astute business move to partner with a mainstream shop, as due to Covid, their previous retail method was pop up shops. This is not currently viable.

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