Don’t be afraid of second-hand places

There are so many things you can buy secondhand – clothing, furniture, white goods, electrical goods, cars, even houses. And there are so many places you can buy them – shops, private sellers, even on the internet.

But just because these things have had previous owners, doesn’t mean that they’re no good.

How often have you bought something, used it once, then given it away? Or how often have you had a garage sale to get rid of your surplus goods?

Charities appreciate people like you.  You’ve probably told those charities “there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just like new”.

So… I challenge you –  if you’re prepared to give away things you’ve only used once, don’t be ashamed to go to a secondhand place to buy something that you’re only going to use once.

You’re sure to save a lot of money.

Of course, if you really are worried about what your friends might think – take them with you and discover the delights of a shopping expedition which won’t cost the earth. You’ll probably even have money left over for a coffee.


You’ll find this tip and many others in my book – Money Tips from the Budget Bitch


©  Carmel McCartin – Budget Bitch 

And don’t forget – (The views expressed in this blog are the personal opinions of the author. Don’t rely on them to make financial decisions; you have to make up your own mind. If you don’t like the content – then either stop reading or send me an email)

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