Hand me down seconds

@serene2 (279)
New Zealand
January 14, 2007 12:30am CST
How many people here buy secondhand clothes? I don't mean undergarment though. I see these as too personal and I buy these brand new. My husband thinks I'm a whizz trapsing through Savemart, and after seriously looking at the clothes make my selection wisely. Spending well under $30 for us.
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6 responses
• United States
18 Jan 07
I have never boughten any clothes from a second hand store. I have recently started to go to them with a friend...but haven't been able to bring myself to buy anything other than a set of knives...now I just have to bring myself to use them. I don't consider myself a snob, I just have a hard time using other peoples stuff. You just don't know what others have done with it. I am trying though!
@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
22 Jan 07
That was an interesting comment. But each to their own as the saying goes. Thanks for that.
@toonatoons (3739)
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
i do! i'm used to hand-me-downs, having a sister who's just a year older than i. i go to thrift/discount stores often enough because i could find some really nice pieces without having to pay a lot.
@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
22 Jan 07
All of my sons hand me downs goes straight to the second hand shop. He asks me why, and I say there are other children out there who need them. But only if they are worth taking in do I take them in.
@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I only buy my clothes at Goodwill. I was just there today and got eight sweaters, a pair of pants, some blouses and a jacket all for under thirty dollars. And it's all good, quality stuff. Some GAP, some Tommy Hilfigger, some Eddie Bauer... you can't beat second hand prices. I love it.
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@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 07
Same, I only look for the quality clothes too.And they are they if you look. Our son loves going there. He thinks its the bomb and hes only 6..
• United States
14 Jan 07
i think thrift stores are great. i have a whole suit, shirt, tie outfit that i have bought at thrift stores. i got the whole thing for under 2 dollars total. they were all great finds. i think most of my clothes are from a thrift store. Thomas Kvamme
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@serene2 (279)
• New Zealand
14 Jan 07
I think they are great too. Thanks for that.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I absolutely love thrift stores we have a few here where I live and I am constantly dragging my mom and sister to them. My motto is why pay for new ones when you can get clothes just as good for half the price or less. Sometimes we even get lucky and find clothes that still have tags on them which is a treat. I think 85% of my clothes I own have been previously owned by someone else. I find no shame in it at all. just good sense!
@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I only buy my clothes at Goodwill. I was just there today and got eight sweaters, a pair of pants, some blouses and a jacket all for under thirty dollars. And it's all good, quality stuff. Some GAP, some Tommy Hilfigger, some Eddie Bauer... you can't beat second hand prices. I love it.