1. Home
  2. Chat
  3. Great Second-Hand Bargains

Great Second-Hand Bargains

Ask a Question

https://metro.co.uk/2019/10/20/thrifty-mum-wears-10p-charity-shop-evening-gown-to-black-tie-event-10950515/

I’ve managed to buy some great bargains in charity shops over the years, but I don’t think I’ve ever gotten something that looks that good for that cheap

and when it’s that cheap, do you proudly let others know how much you paid for it? Or do you keep that a secret?

hspexy
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
joannecroston
joannecroston4 months ago

Oh I'm very vocal if I get a bargain, I'm much prouder if I've got something for a good price than if I've overpaid. I've won a few things on eBay for a good price. When my daughter was little and loved playing with dolls I wanted to buy some clothes for her dolls but dolls clothes are so expensive so I bid on a job lot of baby clothes and won a huge box with literally over a hundred items for £20. I've had a few decent books for around 10-50p from charity shops too

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Lol I’m the same. I’m more excited by a bargain, something I’ve gotten a discount on, rather than something that is expensive 😊

Like
Reply
1
joannecroston
joannecroston4 months ago

hspexy I'm a bit obsessed with bargains. I started my Xmas shopping in July as I took advantage of deals and discounts as ans when they came up

Like
Reply
1
MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

hspexy same. I think we're addicts... There's a certain thrill of getting a bargain (especially glitches) but it can go the other way if they get cancelled!

Like
Reply
1
sarahgreen15
sarahgreen154 months ago

I proudly let others know, although at the same time, I like to have stuff that looks expensive and noone would guess it was a bargain 🤣 i love the shock when i tell them 😎

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Me too! It’s the moment where they say ‘I love that ...., where did you get it from?’ I am ready to pounce with my answer 😜

Like
Reply
Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

I'd call what I found near the trash "second hand" and while it was "free" it cost me in bringing it home (friggin thing was moderately heavy so I carried it and made several pauses in between). After cleaned up and everything the living room table (similar to the one below) was actually worth it.

Image

Just didn't have the drawers but that doesn't matter.

Like
Reply
lucyeva72
lucyeva724 months ago

Years ago I wouldn't go in a charity shop but now I love them! You can get so many great bargains which are still in very good condition, a lot of them are like brand new. At the same time you are helping a good cause and saving money too. I buy of Ebay too and have found some really great bargains on there as well.

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Yes it’s crazy how many brand new things you can find in charity shops, although I guess some high streets donate to charity shops also. I always love seeing fab things i don’t expect to find

Like
Reply
1
lucyeva72
lucyeva724 months ago

hspexy I think you're right as I bought a really nice shirt from a charity shop and it had a Primark label on it. It was about £3. This charity shop actually faces Primark so I went in and their shirts are about £7.00. So a bit of a bargain there!

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

lucyeva72 lol sometimes I have found Primark things in charity shops to be more expensive than the last marked sale price - very cheeky, but I guess it’s still for charity

Like
Reply
ClaireF1978
ClaireF19784 months ago

I get lots of books from the Oxfam bookshop and got some amazing bargains from Facebook marketplace for toys. There are so many wooden train sets on there at a fraction of the cost new and they're really hardwearing.

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

Ah yes, I find that kids stuff, particularly toys are in abundant supply. It’s great as you don’t need to buy those kind of things brand new. Great way to save money

Like
Reply
MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

Love second hand stuff. I have loads of clothes and toys for my son which are second hand and when he is finished with them I donate them to charity. His granny buys him loads of second hand toys, it saves her money and my son is none the wiser. He is currently playing with a pull along spider that his granny got second hand.

Like
Reply
1
CherylParry
CherylParry4 months ago

I love having a look in them. You can often find new clothes with original price tag attached.

Like
Reply
1
MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

I've never been one for charity shops. I've donated stuff but never bought, that I can remember. I don't really know how to do bargain hunting in shops, especially charity shops

I just don't know what to look for. I like being able to check prices online to see if they're bargains 😋

Like
Reply
1
hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
4 months ago

I know what you mean. You know exactly where you stand with the prices online. Doing the bartering in person can get very tiring, but the thrill when you get that bargain - it’s very satisfying 😊

Like
Reply
1
MeestairChrees
MeestairChrees4 months ago

hspexy where do you barter? Charity shops? Other shops? Other than market stalls, I've only ever asked for a discount at M&S and they gave me one. But I tend to buy almost everything online these days, excluding weeklu shops.

Like
Reply
AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi4 months ago

I got a vase from charity shop and it was very cheap...it is an LSA vase it worth 10 times more than what I paid for it.

Like
Reply
One of the UK's largest deal hunting communities

Join for free to get genuine deals, money saving advice and help from our friendly community

Kelsey, Tom
& Deepak
Founders
Founders of Latest Deals