Shopping Tips: 8 Adorably Charming Things You Can Buy Used ...


Shopping Tips for buying used items are definitely worth checking out and the more you know about the items you can buy used, the better chances you’ll have of investing your money into used things worth buying.

That’s why I’ve decided to compile my own list of shopping tips for second hand shopping and point out all those wonderful things that deserve your attention!

Interested to know more?

Well, take a peek at these shopping tips and have fun visiting garage sales, swaps, thrift shops and street markets!

1. Bags and Small Leather Goods

Vintage doctor bags, case folder clutches, tassel bags and especially quilted bags are a huge hit these days so instead of paying big bucks for a new, vintage-like bag whose label says “Made in P.R.C” and “100% PVC”, opt for a pre-loved genuine leather beauty you’ll be able to wear and tear for years to come.

Vintage wallets, wide belts or rarely/never used cosmetic pouches/wristlets that can be worn as stylish clutches are also a nice, budget-friendly way to refresh your style and in case your bargain hunting turns into a serious obsession, you might even snag some fab vintage designer pieces before all those stylish thrift-savvy bloggers!

2. Gardening Tools

Gardening tools are usually sturdy enough to resist years and years of hard bullying which means that you can buy used tools and expect them to perform quite nicely.

You should, however, be very careful when buying a lawn mower or a hedge trimmer and one of my shopping tips would be to ask for a 3-5 day guarantee.2

If the seller knows the item is broken, he’ll try to talk you into taking it with no questions asked while an honest trader will have no problem granting this short-time warranty.

3. Lightly Used Gym/Sports Equipment

You can always buy used weights, metal rods, sturdy benches and other fitness equipment that has no or very little chance of actually breaking.

One of my best shopping tips in this field would be to shop garage sales as you have strong chances of finding relatively (or completely) new machines somebody bought but never really used.

A professional bicycle is also one of the things on which you can save a lot on so ask somebody who knows a lot about bicycles to keep you company and start checking yard sales and street markets.2

Explore more ...