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    Buying second hand clothes.....

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    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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    Where do you think primark get them from ?

    hard for my money but cant think of what would motivate someone to buy … 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.

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    black gerbil1

    i would sooner buy second hands clothes then go to primark H&M or other … 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

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    Danny_d

    here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have … 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" 18th Jun 2011

    Danny_d

    here we go.... its not just primark who exploit, i can guarantee you have … 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.


    "get decent clothes from there if on a tight budget"

    Who are you trying to kid?? Decent clothes from Primark! Cheap but not decent

    Original Poster

    black gerbil1

    I know I do, but I have just given you one reasons why. I would sooner … 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

    Danny_d

    yes i admit out of site out of mind i sometimes do but no way have you … 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.

    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.

    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).

    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" 18th Jun 2011

    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" 18th Jun 2011

    hyperemisis

    Don't have a problem with it either - most of my daughters clothes are … 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 .

    OP, I agree and on the same level why on earth do people buy fake clothing / cheap tat from aldi and lidl.

    Banned

    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 wouldn't buy 2nd hand clothes myself.

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    ODB_69

    If you genuinely can't afford it then fair enough....what gets me is the … 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

    I don't see a problem with it, but do wonder about the women who buy 2nd hand underwear.

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    thesaint

    I don't see a problem with it, but do wonder about the women who buy 2nd … 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

    i buy a mix of 2nd hand and new.... i buy from car boot sales/ebay/here i draw the line @ bras or underwear 2nd hand, but ive got some stunning clothes that were so cheap, and with my daughter being 2 if she stains it with paint/ruins it @ nursery i can throw it in the bin instead of fretting over how much it cost

    with car boots, the other week i bought loads and loads of next current season clothes some still had the tags on for peanuts from a lovely lady, who admitted she buys too much for her girls (clearly)

    after my daughter has finished with them, as long as they are still in good condition i give them to my friend whos daughter is older than mine but is sooo diddy
    so i defo get my moneys worth
    Edited by: "ilovepink" 18th Jun 2011

    wishihadadonkey

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



    That I understand!

    I buy second hand clothes, and furniture, and cds and curtains... I like to support the charity shops. And I like to find clothes that are different.

    chalkysoil

    I buy second hand clothes, and furniture, and cds and curtains... I like … I buy second hand clothes, and furniture, and cds and curtains... I like to support the charity shops. And I like to find clothes that are different.



    yeah our dvd collection is massive thanks to bootfairs, clothes aint the only thing we buy

    i like bootfairs cause you never know what your gonna find, i got loads of expensive cake tins and wilton cake making stuff, the lady was selling the cake tins for 20p each!!!

    I have to make the effort to get to boot fairs again... all my kitchen china is ex boot fair when visitors drop a plate or something I go "omg I paid 15p for that lol"

    whatsThePoint

    I'm forever buying secondhand cloths and tbh you have to be fairly stupid … I'm forever buying secondhand cloths and tbh you have to be fairly stupid to think theres something wrong with cloths that have been worn by someone elseCan i take it you never buy secondhand cars either because they've had someone else sweaty backside on the seat and never get in someone elses carI also assume you buy a new bath/sink/toilet as well when you get a new homeAnd just how do you cope when eating out and having to use cutlery thats been in someone elses mouth



    Correct

    Yes new homes generally have new bathrooms

    I take my own cutlery.

    What is the difference between buying something that has been tried on various times in a shop and buying a dress which was worn once? Not a lot.
    I don't see the problem, in fact I think it is far better than clothes going in the bin and ending up in landfill.
    One thing about buying clothes on here I have noticed that there are people who sell a lot of clothing and you can kind of get the general idea of what people are like - smokers/non-smokers, branded/non-branded kind of people, high standards/low standards (ie people who say 'good condition and it's excellent and people who say 'good condition' and there are marks). That's where the feedback comes in handy - you can work out the nice, clean, high standards kind of sellers and avoid the skanky ones X)

    sickly sweet

    What is the difference between buying something that has been tried on … What is the difference between buying something that has been tried on various times in a shop and buying a dress which was worn once? Not a lot.I don't see the problem, in fact I think it is far better than clothes going in the bin and ending up in landfill.One thing about buying clothes on here I have noticed that there are people who sell a lot of clothing and you can kind of get the general idea of what people are like - smokers/non-smokers, branded/non-branded kind of people, high standards/low standards (ie people who say 'good condition and it's excellent and people who say 'good condition' and there are marks). That's where the feedback comes in handy - you can work out the nice, clean, high standards kind of sellers and avoid the skanky ones X)



    same goes for bootfairs, you get to learn who to buy from and which stalls to avoid

    Banned

    Problem with 2nd hand clothes is choice and effort. Far easier buy new from a shop.

    So its okay to buy 2nd hand clothes from a charity shop and support them but not from someone on here???

    dmtuk

    So its okay to buy 2nd hand clothes from a charity shop and support them … So its okay to buy 2nd hand clothes from a charity shop and support them but not from someone on here???


    most people who sell clothes on here have probably sat in them at their computer for days at a time without washing, sweating and refreshing threads every 2 minutes

    master_chief

    Problem with 2nd hand clothes is choice and effort. Far easier buy new … Problem with 2nd hand clothes is choice and effort. Far easier buy new from a shop.



    yeah i agree, but if my daughter is in need of, new leggings say, after a growth spurt i will run down to asda and buy them...... i normally get the next size up from car boots etc so i can ut it away, so far as she doesnt grow that much ive pretty much been able to guess what size she will be in by the next season etc

    I hate it when peeps lie and say from a smoke free home and when you receive it its reeking to the high heavens, I've had to throw a couple of things straight in the bin for that reason.

    I think there is a massive difference between second hand (worn to threads) and worn once or twice. How do you know when you buy in a shop that a garment you have bought has not been returned. Many people wear a garment then take it back (wrong I know but it happens).

    If the garment looks new, I would have no problem buying it 'second hand'.

    Basically, off the topic really, but I sold a kitchen recently, we had it in our home for four years. It was better quality than you could have got buying new because it was well looked after, smoke free and child free home. Solid wood - it has gone to a lovely person who has sent me photos of it in their new kitchen and it looks fantastic.

    So the moral of the story is - second hand does not always mean rubbish.
    Edited by: "maccy1" 18th Jun 2011

    Just think, when you get down and dirty with your other half, they have been other places before you.
    If you are happy to go there, then the thought of wearing second hand clothes pales into insignificance

    sickly sweet

    Just think, when you get down and dirty with your other half, they have … Just think, when you get down and dirty with your other half, they have been other places before you.If you are happy to go there, then the thought of wearing second hand clothes pales into insignificance



    That's why I only date virgins X)

    I buy second hand clothes because it allows me to sit at home in a dark room and sniff them whilst I touch myself.

    numptyj

    I buy second hand clothes because it allows me to sit at home in a dark … I buy second hand clothes because it allows me to sit at home in a dark room and sniff them whilst I touch myself.




    haha.....your sick !!...........btw arnt you on hols ?/,............hows it going ?!?

    ODB_69

    If you genuinely can't afford it then fair enough....what gets me is the … 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



    Same as the folk who shop at Lidl and/or Aldi to save money,whilst they are drinking,smoking,paying for sky tv,internet, fancy phones,then buying second hand clothes to save even more money,nowt as queer as folk.

    I guess we all have different priorities.
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