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Anyone On Here Thought About Buying Threads From Charity Shoppes?

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I recall a farticle some years ago about a millionaire's club in the US where membership was conditional upon agreeing to buying nothing new other than drawers and socks. All other clothing items and cars, etc. had to be second hand.

I had a dabble recently and bought 2 pairs of Ralph Lauren Trousers for £15 each and a pair of Dockers Jeans for £7. All from charity shoppes in the rich part of Surrey. The wife has taken to this sport and picked up a pair of Haute courterre ladies jeans for £3.99. All seemed new and virtually unworn as far as I could tell. Can't see the need to buy new from now on.

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It's a way of life for our family. We've had some amazing finds that have made us a few quid on Ebay.

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I would have never consider this until recently when I went looking for shirt for a fancy dress party and realised there is some very good stuff in these shops.

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Yes and on the secondhand market stalls. No reason to buy jeans new anyway!

I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

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In the last 15 years the only clothes I have bought new are socks, underpants and some specialist outdoor/sporting clothing. All the rest from charity shops. I've bought expensive suits and shirts from top london makers for negligable money. As well as being practical there is satisfaction in a really good bargain. I do have the advantage of being average size.

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I was in Surrey the other week, £25 for two tickets to the cinema! Not surprised you need to carry on like a working class Northerner.

Got home to Yorkshire and found a high quality pirate dvd version of the film on a bus laugh.gif

Charity shops can be good for clothes. I have a 2nd hand clothes shop within 200m walking distance of my flat. And also the 2nd hand markets have a few clothes stalls, the normal markets have some good clothes stalls too, one got busted the other week for selling 'knock off designer' clothes for cheap, same stuff from the same factory!

Buying underwear new though, I'm not so sure.

It is so bloody expensive, and the quality is shocking. Makes more sense to make your own!

Sewing machine £40, cost of fabric for one made to measure pair is under £1.

Make yourself 7 pairs and your quids in, doesn't take to long neither.

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I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

Throw them into a decent washing machine with a dash of DAZ and any nasties would be wiped out in a second. The world is full of bacteria and microbes and even new shit has been contaminated to a degree.

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Is this another one of those threads where the old ******* end up rounding on youngsters for having the cheek to buy ipods insted of going balls deep on mortgage debt?

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No. I don't do designer gear and new stuff from Asda, Matalan, Sainsburys, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi is actually cheaper than second hand shops. Plus it's new. Did I mention that?

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I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

You do realise that people try clothes on in shops?

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Yes, I've bought quite a lot of stuff, mainly because my wife likes to buy pottery and I follow her around trying to stop her buying.

The jeans I'm wearing now were almost new wranglers...4.50.

Four pairs of rigger boots @4 quid each (four use on the garden)

Cebe sunglasses....retail for 80 quid. I payed 35p, fit perfectly.

The jacket I normally wear from Zara, then the SA. 6 quid. (much better quality than Zara sells now)

Be warned though, I probably bought I item for every 10 visits. I wouldn't buy anything that didn't fit perfectly for example. Surely the trick is to buy at the same rate as you can wear them out? I think I'm managing to do that....and never need to buy new.

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I use charity shops occasionally. I have only bought jeans second hand for years now mainly on ebay.

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I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

What's George Michael's chin got to do with it?

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You do realise that people try clothes on in shops?

eight

Another thing..I always have a problem with people who have the need to put their name underneath every post. It annoys the crap out of me for some reason. Just out of interest why do you have the need to do it?

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Another thing..I always have a problem with people who have the need to put their name underneath every post. It annoys the crap out of me for some reason. Just out of interest why do you have the need to do it?

You think that's actually my name?

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Another thing..I always have a problem with people who have the need to put their name underneath every post. It annoys the crap out of me for some reason. Just out of interest why do you have the need to do it?

Tell you what - just for you, I'll desist forever. Like, as of now.

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Trouble is, these charity shops can be quite canny and know what things are worth.. anything that looks decent goes to a headquarters.

Car-boots is where it's at, and you can bid them.

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I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

I only buy female jeans :D

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Don't you worry that you might be buying a fake designer and paying the same as it would be worth anyway?

By charity shops do you mean the likes of Oxfam and St Francis Hospice or are there any particular types / names to the look out for to find the best designer gear cheap?

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Don't you worry that you might be buying a fake designer and paying the same as it would be worth anyway?

By charity shops do you mean the likes of Oxfam and St Francis Hospice or are there any particular types / names to the look out for to find the best designer gear cheap?

Oxfam are one, there are lots of others. I dont discriminate. I just check out everywhere there might be bargains to be had that I pass in my normal routine. I reckon too buy something about once every 10 to 15 visits. It takes less than a minute to glance over the mens clothes in my size and see whether there is anything that deserves a closer look.

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I have a wife so I rarely need to buy clothes. She usually buys me something unsuitable for Christmas or Birthday and I get to try and sneak it out of the house to the charity shop while continuing to wear my - sometimes - 20 year old clothes.

It is probably my presents you are all buying (and you can rest assured that they haven't been near any b0llocks).

The only thing I have bought clotheswise in the last year is a pair of running shorts.

...darn swear filter.

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I draw the line with things that go near another person's b0llocks. Sorry.

You wouldn't buy an ex-police dog, then?

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