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25/11/2013 at 11:41
I think about 10 years ago there was a lot more stigma to wearing/buying 2nd hand clothes/stuff and now especially with all the FB selling pages, it's the done thing! I admit to being a bit of a snob previously about it but now I'm totally on board lol. I do like to know the person who's 2nd hand clothes I'm buying for the girls but toys I'm not so fussy with as long as they are in really good condition.
What things would you never consider buying 2nd hand? For me it's got to be underwear (ewww), shoes for me, shoes for the girls (I do hand down wellys with my girls but not shoes (unless party shoes) ) but apart from that I can't think of much I wouldn't consider buying 2nd hand. You can get some real bargains and for kids toys I think it's a no-brainer! Also sell lots of stuff on too but only stuff that's in good condition that I would buy myself.
I'm still no good at going into charity shops and buying stuff, it doesn't help I live in a very small town where the charity shops aren't great.
25/11/2013 at 11:50
I've got no problem buying hand, shoes as well. I wouldn't buy undies or a bikini second hand but everything gets washed pre wearing it anyway.
I follow Children's Nearly New on FB but they sell stuff so quick now I rarely get a look in.
25/11/2013 at 12:21
I like looking at the FB pages. I've bought some clothes, a pushchair, toilet trainer seat (although it was unused), and a wooden train set). Sold a christmas tree, furniture, unused nappies. I buy books in charity shops but find the clothes over priced and not very stylish. I think most people try and sell privately if they have good stuff these day. I'm sure charity shops are loosing out.
25/11/2013 at 12:38
I find our local selling pages move really quickly, they are really disorganised and people are rubbish at putting descriptions or prices. Sometimes there is just a badly taken blurry photo of something like a top or a dress you are not sure, no size and people commenting size? price? and the person replying pm me like it's a game. and everyone always ask you to deliver? wtf is that about? Also they always write OFFERS NEED GONE.
25/11/2013 at 12:52
Yeah I agree Carole the FB selling pages can be a nightmare but I have sold a lot that way and there's no extra costs like if you use Ebay. It does wind me up when people don't put prices/size etc or when stuff is really over-priced.
25/11/2013 at 12:58
Our selling page is really strict! If your picture does not carry the relevant info with it - size, price, location- then admin will not approve your picture to go on the page. Makes it much better. They also have a rule that you have to give the first person to comment a certain amount of time to respond.
I buy lots from there, but I also would not buy underwear!
25/11/2013 at 13:15
wow ML your Fb pages sound like a really well run group. I think I live in (near?) a *** area. I live in a village and the very local pages don't get a lot of traffic so I've joined the group for the nearest big town and it still surprise me that people have no shame and forget that it's a public space. there a was a photo of a chest of drawers for sale with crap all on the top, a random trainer lying in front of it and pile of clothes to the side. Frankie I like that you don't have to pay postage and can collect stuff straight away compare to ebay.
25/11/2013 at 14:07
I wouldnt unless I knew the people.
25/11/2013 at 15:57
For me, I bought some maternity tops and jeans otherwise nothing my clothes (well most of them) are asda, tesco, primark so I find it easier just going to the stores rather than searching eBay iyswim
Boys have had a jumperoo, some clothes bundles from eBay and some gro bags or pretend gro bags
Isaac has had a few pair of Ls shoes and I bought him a pair of shoes from eBay (I'd just him measured at Clarkes thought I'd look on eBay and got a pair for £1.49)
Iv sold some baby bits and a load of clothes of mine that don't fit any more but have loads to sell and honestly hate eBay with a passion so no idea when il get rid
25/11/2013 at 16:37
i do sometimes buy but tbh with postage on top its cheaper not too. Some people take the pi55 on the for sale page. a pair or poundland baby socks for £2 plus postage! and £6 p&p for a grobag, thats just mad
25/11/2013 at 17:25
i agree with ck, iv noticed that a lot on ebay, the hitched selling page and local selling pages that the postage is an absolute fortune and some times its just not worth it as its not the bargain it seems
25/11/2013 at 21:20
Other than underwear or swim wear Ill buy anything else second hand. I like to rummage through charity shops and often find things I can customise or things the wrong size which I can tailor to fit. I only ever buy good quality named brands though that are in good condition. Never bought 2nd hand shoes but that's because they never have any in my size.
26/11/2013 at 13:27
buy everything except shoes or underwear/bathing costumes unless new with tags. find lots of charity shop bargains especially toys and books.
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