Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Charity Shops - A Place for a Bargain

In my home town there are many charity shops that I love to have a rummage through. You can find some really good quality things at bargain prices. I know there are people who don't shop at charity shops at all but they don't know what they are missing. Many times I have got things in a charity shop that I needed, wanted or sometimes I have even found things I never knew existed. Here are a few examples from the last week of times I have had success while shopping in charity shops.


As I was walking through town the other day, I spotted a Doctor Who book in a window of a charity shop, I stopped and had a look at it but told myself I didn't need it and carried on walking to work. When I walked back later that day, I spotted it again and lost my internal battle and went in and brought it! When I was inside, I realise the book was almost new as the spine of the book wasn't creased at all and it had only be donated that morning. This book was one I had considered buying myself from book stores when I had seen it previously but didn't want to spend £12.99 so I was so pleased to get it for only £1.99.
my doctor who bargain

Tilly has so many fancy dress costumes but she wanted to be something scary and mum was able to buy her a bride of Frankenstein costume in a local charity shop. It was really cheap as it didn't have any of the accessories with it, but as luck would have it we were able to go into another charity shop and buy the veil that matched, all for a fraction of the price of a new one. It was defiantly a bargain.

My town is quite small and there are only a few clothes shops. Therefore I love having the charity shops as they offer a higher variety of options. Many times they have clothes from shops that being a non driver, I rarely get to visit. Just the other day I needed a new pair of trainers but couldn't find any that I liked. When I popped into a charity shop on my home, I was able to get a almost new pair that I liked in my size and for cheaper then in other shops.

we find some good things in Charity shops
Overall I would defiantly recommend taking time out of your day to have a look in your local charity shops as not only can you get a really good deal but you are also being more ecologically friendly and helping a worthy cause.

72 comments:

  1. i love charity shops! You can find some really great things in there

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  2. My mum used to manage our local British heart foundation. I was a teenager at the time and my mum was a single parent , so the very cheap, lovely and would you believe it? fashionable clothes were a Godsend.
    Now I'm a huge fan and pick stuff up for my kids. Such as books, toys and puzzles.
    We can go in a charity shop and not worry about the kids asking for something because it won't cost the earth.

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  3. love charity shops got a bargain when my son was little a pair of nike trainers for a £1

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  4. With kids, you can't beat a charity shop. It's all still in excellent condition, just a lot cheaper! :)

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  5. I donate to charity shops, raises much needed funds

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  6. You can definately bag a bargain

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  7. Great place to buy inexpensive books for children and adults.

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  8. I love charity shops! My children have started getting a bit fussy about what clothes they wear now but I'm always picking up bits for myself. Yesterday I got a grey H&M jumper dress - perfect condition for £1!

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  9. Charity shops are great - you get some great bargains and its all for a good cause too xxx

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  10. I love buying from Charity Shops they are great for children's books, toys and jigsaw puzzles. I also give to Charity shops whenever I can

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  11. Love charity shops! Managed to get my fiancĂ© a Darth Vadar xmas jumper in one back in January. He'd seen it in the shop for £20 that xmas and I bought it for £2.50! Bargain!!

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  12. Charity shops are brilliant. Alway good to drop on an amazing bargain. I read a lot, so tend to get lots of books from my trips

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  13. Lovely post little lady :) I love charity shops, I get nearly all my beloved books from them :)

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  14. Love charity shops they are my godsend been a single mum, but I always donate back to help too

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  15. We like to go and have a browse, found some fab bargains.

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  16. With fast growing kids charity shops are fantastic.

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  17. Love charity shops......I have got some real bargains from.them xxx

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  18. I love charity shops. I get all my kiddies clothes, shoes, toys and books from them. Also get myself clothes etc... I can't remember the last time I brought something in full from a high street shop! X

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  19. I love charity shops. I get all my clothes and my daughters clothes, toys and books from them. I can't remember the last time I went to a high street shop!

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  20. love shopping in charity shops especially the books x

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  21. i love charity shops! i actually got a superdry jacket for £3 and it looked brand new!

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  22. YOU CAN FIND some really good stuff whilst helping others

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  23. I love looking in our local charity shop for bargains.

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  24. I love finding Charity shop bargains!

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  25. I love finding bargins in charity shops.

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  26. I love charity shops - so many bargains, and lots of cool unique things too. :)

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  27. I love it when you get a bargain in a charity shop - gives you a real buzz!

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  28. My hubby works in a great charity shop, it mainly sells furniture but I love it!

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  29. I hate shopping unless its charity shops and then you can't drag me away.

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  30. Love charity shops, i am always browsing, someone elses junk is someones treasure

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  31. Love charity shops, fab for dvds and puzzles for my lb

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  32. Growing up going into charity shops was social suicide, but having three kids of my own that cost a fortune I do go in every now and again to grab a bargain and of course to donate to a good cause. I also take the kids old clothes and books in there so that others can appreciate them rather than throw them away or go through the hassle of putting them on ebay, packing and posting etc. Charity shops are a great way to stop great goods ending up in the bin and allow those that want to save money to purchase some great things. My attitude towards charity shops has definitley changed since having children and unlike in the past there are also new items in many of them.

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  33. I love watching charity/thrift shop hauls. They always make me really jealous though.

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  34. LOVE CHARITY SHOPS, SO MANY BARGAINS

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  35. The charity shops in my area have become too expensive.

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  36. I love and donate to charity shops a great place to find a little treasure.

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  37. I love charity shops, I've managed to find some lovely things

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  38. Love going to charity shops. You can get lots of bargains.
    I also donate to them. One persons rubbish is another persons treasure.

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  39. I do love going in charity shops and having a look for some decent clothes at good prices!

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  40. I donate regularly to charity shops :)

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  41. I love to rummage through charity shops and find a bargain

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  42. My Mum always used to shop in charity shops as a child and i used to dread going in them but as i got older i realised that charity shops are a Godsend and the bargains you can get from them are fabulous! I actually furnished my first home practically from charity shops and it was beautiful x x

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  43. Charity shops are really useful. I've often donated to them

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  44. I'd love to shop in charity sHops but they tend not to hAVE MY SIZE. i ALWAYS DONATE THOUGH.

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  45. I always donate to our local charity shops

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  46. To be honest, I love Charity shops, you can pick up some real bargains and like you say, it's helping a worthy cause too :)

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  47. I especially love charity shops for books and toys

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  48. i love charity shops can always find a bargain or 2

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  49. I am a savvy shopper but find if you really look about and are willing to do some leg work there is a bargain everywhere not just a charity shop.

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  50. Some great bargains to be had there, it's amazing what you can find.

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  51. It really is amazing what you can find and great fun too

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  52. Love charity shops. Im a keen bargain hunter

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  53. I love browsing around charity shops, I love looking for vintage homewares. I've picked up some really gorgeous tea-sets and gorgeous glassware in them.

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  54. some amazing bargains to be found

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  55. I find it amazing what great stuff you can come across in charity shops and i'm forever browsing in them.

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  56. I adore charity shops even if my daughter doesnt think it is so cool

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  57. Wonderful place to find wonderful things

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  58. So many bargainsin charity shops x

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  59. Iv had so many wonderful things from charity shops, car boot sales and other second hand sales. I particularly love the nct sales. Great stocking filler bargains fro Christmas :)

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  60. Love the charity shops you just never know what you will find and each time you go back it's different

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  61. A real Aladdin's cave in charity shops!

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  62. i love charity shops but my god are they getting expensive

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  63. I love charity shops, we once hosted a Christmas party and requested everyones secret santa came from a charity shop.

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  64. you can find some fantastic stuff in charity shops and your helping a good cause x

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  65. Charity shops are great! I love a bargain!

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  66. I LOVE charity shops.. I can spend hours in them

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  67. Some fab stuff in charity shops

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