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tigger



Joined: 13 Nov 2005
Posts: 725
Location: Bologna (Italy)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 06 8:21 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

So is there any market for second hand goods in Italy?[/quote]

one or two(literally) second hand clothes shops have opened recently in Bologna (the nearest big city), and there are markets that sell "antiquey" things, but you need a licence for that sort of thing, and there isn't any of the good rummage-around-in sort of second hand stuff and jumble sales just don't exist. There's still a bit of a snobby stigma to it, though I think attitudes are changing a bit. A few years ago some mums were offended when I offered them my daughters perfect cast-offs!

tigger



Joined: 13 Nov 2005
Posts: 725
Location: Bologna (Italy)
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 06 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="Lozzie"]I thought tax-evasion was the Italian national sport, though?

It is! (along with football and food! I've been following the diet thread and stepped on the scales this morning )

Moira



Joined: 26 Sep 2005
Posts: 49
Location: Nottingham
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 06 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm addicted too. I recently bought a set of cake tins for about 25p each, have bought beautiful green and blue norwegian wool at 20p a ball - an absolute bargain - often get clothes for family quite cheaply and other bits and bobs we need round the house.
But the one thing I have to try and curb is my book buying from charity shops. Books are so good - I want them all. Confession time: I once browsed a charity shop bookshelf and saw about four or five books I used to own and loved, so I bought them all. Took them home and found my name pencilled inside the cover - I'd been clearing my clutter some time before hand and got rid of a few books and now I own them again. Oh dear...

Lozzie



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 06 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Moira! I love that story!


puffedpride



Joined: 05 Nov 2005
Posts: 300
Location: bristol
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 06 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just found a luvverly marble chopping board in a Malvern charity shop!

Twas a fiver. Was I robbed? Guess they must be pretty dear new.

moggins



Joined: 24 Feb 2005
Posts: 942
Location: Gloucester
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 06 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm a charityshopaholic too, I have 7 pairs of jeans and not one of them was bought brand new

Craft books too, I can always find room for just one more.

Lozzie



Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 2595

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never mind charityshopaholic, Moggins. I'd say you were addicted to jeans!

fenwoman



Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 509
Location: Tydd St giles
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 06 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
I'm a charityshopaholic too, I have 7 pairs of jeans and not one of them was bought brand new

Craft books too, I can always find room for just one more.

I have 3 pairs of jeans and they all cost 3 a pair brand new from ASDA. The ones in the charity shop were a quid dearer each

Bill



Joined: 01 Feb 2006
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 06 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like the way that you can tell a lot about a town by its charity shops. In Dorking's charity shops, for example you coudl kit yourself out with everything you woudl need for a skiing holiday and not look out of place in some top resort. Aldershot, on the other hand, caters more for ... err...the other end of the market. We can never pass a charity shop though. Or a car boot sale.
I keep saying to my wife that the world contains just about everything we need in it already. There is no need to buy new stuff. Somewhere, there is exactly what you are looking for, and you might not even realise you needed it until you see it! That is the best thing about charity shops.

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