With the Port Pirie Lions Club car boot sale approaching this Sunday from 8am to 12pm at Princess Park, it's worth talking about all the benefits that come with buying second hand goods.
1. It's good for the environment.
This is a hot topic at the moment, but buying second hand is really better for the environment. It means one less item produced in a country far away and a little less demand on products that push pollution into the atmosphere.
2. It saves you money.
There are so many items that you can buy second hand that if you bought something band new for the same price wouldn’t last a week. There's a reason why some things that are 10-20 years old are still around, it's because they were made to last. Planned obsolescence is definitely real and companies do make products that only last a certain amount of time so you'll buy a new one and spend that money all over again. Buy second hand and put that money back in your pocket.
3. You'll discover new styles.
It's easy to get stuck in the same old patterns (mind the pun) but when you shop second hand and have a limited selection it forces to make some harsh decisions about what toy want. You'll be surprised the clothes that suit you that you would have never discovered if you hadn’t taken a chance.
4. You'll be supporting local business or a charity.
Weather it's a church op shop or a second-hand store, that money you'll be spending will go right into that person’s hand and be spent where it matters. When you buy in a major department store, who knows where your money is going!
5. It's a fun day out!
Have a look what stores are in your area and make a day of it! it might even be a nice day out with the kids or even a date. There are loads to see so take your time and see what you can find.
So give it a go, head to the car boot sale in Port Pirie this weekend, you never know what bargains you might snatch up!