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(BBC-US)   Finland: Where second-hand comes first. People say there's nothing strange about it   ( bbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, giant non-profit re-use, municipal re-use centre, Reuse, stylish classic clothes, Used good, re-use revolution, Swedish furniture giant, throwaway fashion  
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6 days ago  
This is also true of the Dutch when I was there.

More people should adopt this philosophy. Looking at you, America.
 
6 days ago  
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"Tuire Lindstrom is an Instagram blogger"

So close!  Instagram blogger was my second guess after "Tuire Lindstrom is a Tea Cozy."
 
6 days ago  
I always shop second hand when I can.   The amount of new crap people buy astounds me.
 
6 days ago  
New crap is often cheaper than old crap.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

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"Tuire Lindstrom is an Instagram blogger"

So close!  Instagram blogger was my second guess after "Tuire Lindstrom is a Tea Cozy."


That's not a tea cozy? Huh, well, thank you for that. I was going to see if I could pick one up second hand.
 
6 days ago  

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"Tuire Lindstrom is an Instagram blogger"

So close!  Instagram blogger was my second guess after "Tuire Lindstrom is a Tea Cozy."


She looks like she wants to speak to the manager.
 
6 days ago  
"some stylish classic clothes made from old curtains"
It was something she saw in the window and just had to have it.
 
6 days ago  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: This is also true of the Dutch when I was there.

More people should adopt this philosophy. Looking at you, America.


Most of my thrifts are real shiatholes, but you can decorate for the holiday season on the cheap.

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6 days ago  
I used to love buying second-hand stuff (furniture, books, toys)... then we had a bed bug issue (not from those, moved to a new apartment that had them) and ever since I've been too terrified to risk it
 
6 days ago  
My local LLBean donates all their unsold and customer returned clothing to Goodwill for the write-off.
This summer, I picked up over $500 in never worn LLBean shirts and pants for around $50.

/Everything still had the store tags attached.
 
6 days ago  
I tried shopping second hand when furnishing my apartment, but most things were not any cheaper than buying new (shopping for anything "cheap vintage" in Brooklyn is impossible).

For clothing, I'll shop for used blazers and ties. Especially velvet blazers.
 
6 days ago  

Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: This is also true of the Dutch when I was there.

More people should adopt this philosophy. Looking at you, America.


Way ahead of you. I've been buying second hand housewares and furniture since college, still doing so, and I'm 50.

I remember being on the phone with a prospective homeowners insurance company years ago, and the woman said that the cheapest policy they sold for "content coverage" for renters was a $20,000 replacement policy.

She asked "How much do you have invested in your things right now, and how much would it cost to replace it all?"

I looked around my fully (and quite nicely) furnished three bedroom apartment, and told her "Probably under a thousand dollars total, including the television."

Estate sales, FTW.
 
6 days ago  

dumbobruni: I tried shopping second hand when furnishing my apartment, but most things were not any cheaper than buying new (shopping for anything "cheap vintage" in Brooklyn is impossible).

For clothing, I'll shop for used blazers and ties. Especially velvet blazers.


I think I found your problem.  Don't add trendy buzz words.  They increase the cost with no additional value.
 
5 days ago  

Barricaded Gunman: Rand Paul's Anus is Leaking: This is also true of the Dutch when I was there.

More people should adopt this philosophy. Looking at you, America.

Way ahead of you. I've been buying second hand housewares and furniture since college, still doing so, and I'm 50.

I remember being on the phone with a prospective homeowners insurance company years ago, and the woman said that the cheapest policy they sold for "content coverage" for renters was a $20,000 replacement policy.

She asked "How much do you have invested in your things right now, and how much would it cost to replace it all?"

I looked around my fully (and quite nicely) furnished three bedroom apartment, and told her "Probably under a thousand dollars total, including the television."

Estate sales, FTW.


Estate sales and Goodwill are great.  Pawn shops are better for hand tools.
 
5 days ago  
When we were first married the kid next door decided to burn down the whole building and we lost all the furniture we got when we got married. We had two choices low end at the place that advertises at two a.m. or the places where the sales staff is on commision. One of our neighbors, no the one with the pyro son, restored antiques so we tried that. Got a lot of really nice items we still have for a fraction of the cost of either of the other two options.
 
5 days ago  
I snipe high end, high quality used goods off craigslist all the time. When it comes to sell these items, I usually get almost the same amount as I paid or more.  Key is to have patience and buy at the right time. I'm currently working on picking up a number of patio items as we move into winter here in MN - just picked up a $2000+ Fire Pit for $500.
 
5 days ago  
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