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Smarter Seasonal Spending Challenge Day 13: Try Secondhand

Posted by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Are there consignment shops in your town? Or do you ever search online for secondhand toys, clothes, or furniture? Over the next few months, take time to check for used things before buying new. With a little paint or cleaning you can re-purpose a lot of things and make them look new.


Do you shop secondhand? What do you buy?


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by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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MamaBear2cubs
by Nikki on Oct. 24, 2012 at 7:45 AM

I do all the time. Everything from toys and clothes to furniture

momto3isme
by Dawn on Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:12 AM
We do it saves us a lot of money.
momto3isme
by Dawn on Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM
Clothes, handbags, toys, books, household items, furniture.
Amy127
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:32 AM
I like to shop second hand but I like to find new for cheaper than used. Clearance racks with anaadditional percent off is my favorite
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ShirreeM
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I do all the time. I love to save my family money!
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Bmat
by Bronze Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I like to, and do sometimes. Lately I've tried Goodwill. I found several handbags for a couple dollars each. I checked the teapots but they didn't have what I wanted.

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM
I buy second hand clothing, appliances, craft kits, toys, and furniture.
4kidz916
by Member on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

We have a couple of consignment shops.  Sometimes they have nice things, sometimes not so much.  I usually do more looking than buying in those stores. 

Moms_Angels1960
by Cheryl on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Yes, I do shop secondhand I buy clothes if they are in good shape sometimes you can even find things with tags still on them for gifts, things I see maybe still in boxes, anything I could repurpose to make something out if. I can be very crafty=)

Beauty91805
by on Oct. 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I do at times. Recently I bought a moby wrap that was used for 20 instead of paying 50-60.
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