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Buying second hand clothes.....

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Danny_d3y, 8m agoPosted 3 years, 8 months ago
Something that intrigues me...

Why do people buy second hand clothes? i have seen many posts on here. Im not well off or a snob, i work hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes? the thought of wearing other peoples clothes even if properly cleaned isnt a nice thought. specially when kids clothes are involved! Fair enough if you want to get rid of them - give them to charity, but buying second hand clothes..... why? you can go primark etc. and get decent clothes from there if on a tight budget.

iv never understood it.
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Danny_d3y, 8m agoPosted 3 years, 8 months ago
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dontasciime 2 Likes #1
Where do you think primark get them from ?
black gerbil1 4 Likes #2
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?

i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.
Danny_d 1 Like #3
black gerbil1
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?

i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.


here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have an item at home that has been produce in an unethical way. its the way the world is. primark was an example
Shengis#4
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dontasciime 1 Like #5
Danny_d
black gerbil1
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?
i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.

here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have an item at home that has been produce in an unethical way. its the way the world is. primark was an example

Exploitation is rife everywhere. 2 secs my lights are flickering my son must be slowing down on treadmill.

Edited By: dontasciime on Jun 18, 2011 15:06
black gerbil1 1 Like #6
Danny_d
black gerbil1
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?

i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.


here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have an item at home that has been produce in an unethical way. its the way the world is. primark was an example

I know I do, but I have just given you one reasons why. I would sooner buy second hand clothes then visit these chains. Its all "out of sight, out of mind" with you people. I dont even buy from these places any more, makes me sick.



Edited By: black gerbil1 on Jun 18, 2011 15:08
kypoo2000 1 Like #7
"get decent clothes from there if on a tight budget"

Who are you trying to kid?? Decent clothes from Primark! Cheap but not decent
Danny_d#8
black gerbil1
Danny_d
black gerbil1
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?

i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.


here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have an item at home that has been produce in an unethical way. its the way the world is. primark was an example

I know I do, but I have just given you one reasons why. I would sooner buy second hand clothes then visit these chains. Its all "out of sight, out of mind" with you people. I dont even buy from these places any more, makes me sick.




yes i admit out of site out of mind i sometimes do but no way have you stopped buying from these chains.. name me a chain that you do buy from and i bet you its used exploitation works. people like you just try and think your helping the world and have high morals. anyway this thread has got side tracked with this 3rd world subject
black gerbil1 1 Like #9
Danny_d
black gerbil1
Danny_d
black gerbil1
hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy used clothes?

i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other reatilers were they exploit kids for 50cent a day with no bathroom breaks.


here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have an item at home that has been produce in an unethical way. its the way the world is. primark was an example

I know I do, but I have just given you one reasons why. I would sooner buy second hand clothes then visit these chains. Its all "out of sight, out of mind" with you people. I dont even buy from these places any more, makes me sick.




yes i admit out of site out of mind i sometimes do but no way have you stopped buying from these chains.. name me a chain that you do buy from and i bet you its used exploitation works. people like you just try and think your helping the world and have high morals. anyway this thread has got side tracked with this 3rd world subject

I dont buy clothes anymore, when I do i will try to source it from people who dont no exploit kids.

I cant say ive stopped doing it because even the PC im typing off come from China were people were expolited. But im reducing it every single day, which cant be said for most of the population.
deb8z 2 Likes #10
Because people want to have the brand names and not pay the prices for them new.

Buy nearly new second hand branded items and pass them off as new.

It's second hand childrens shoes i don't think people should buy.
ei8hty5ive#11
Personally I wouldn't buy used clothes (because I'm rich, obviously :P ) but I suppose some people would prefer to buy a nicer brand (and arguably better quality) clothes than to buy a none brand n flimsy top thatll last 2 days from Primark... And as for the comment about exploited goods... EVERYTHING made in China is exploited (i.e. 85% of the worlds produce).
richp 18 Likes #12
when we were nippers, we never had a choice, hand-me-downs, second- hand call it what ever you like , I dont see a problem with it. In fact when our kids grow out of their clothes, we pass them onto friends or family members for their kids if they want them.

Edited By: richp on Jun 18, 2011 16:35
hyperemisis 5 Likes #13
Don't have a problem with it either - most of my daughters clothes are second hand. I find a lot of parents spend a fortune in fairly expensive places like Next or Monsoon (and especially with girls clothes), the kids out grow them before they have a chance to wear half of them...so please continue as it saves me a fortune at the local car boot sale.

As for buying new, I take it the OP has never worked in a clothes shop - the amount of clothes that are bought, worn and taken back for refunds...lol

Edited By: hyperemisis on Jun 18, 2011 17:37: spelling
richp 2 Likes #14
hyperemisis
Don't have a problem with it either - most of my daughters clothes are second hand. I find a lot of parents spend a fortune in fairly expensive places like Next or Monsoon (and especially with gilrs clothes), the kids out grow them before they have a chance to wear half of them...so please continue as it saves me a fortune at the local car boot sale.



yeah your absolutely right, nothing wrong at all having a rat through the charity shops clothes rail or the local car booty, you can pick up some good bargains .
transit#15
OP, I agree and on the same level why on earth do people buy fake clothing / cheap tat from aldi and lidl.
ODB_69banned 1 Like #16
If you genuinely can't afford it then fair enough....what gets me is the amount of people here who buy 2nd hand kids clothes but can happily drink/smoke/etc most days
Abvance#17
I wouldn't buy 2nd hand clothes myself.
wishihadadonkey[helper] 1 Like #18
ODB_69
If you genuinely can't afford it then fair enough....what gets me is the amount of people here who buy 2nd hand kids clothes but can happily drink/smoke/etc most days

I do it cos most days I'm too drunk to leave the house :p
thesaint#19
I don't see a problem with it, but do wonder about the women who buy 2nd hand underwear.
wishihadadonkey[helper] 1 Like #20
thesaint
I don't see a problem with it, but do wonder about the women who buy 2nd hand underwear.

I wonder about the men who buy 2nd hand womens underwear :p

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