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21 Jun 12 #338231 by livinginhope
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I''m interested in whether or not you would buy clothes for yourself or your children at Charity Shops?
I do and have some really good bargains and received compliments when wearing items I''ve bought there.I also give lot''s of things to be sold in Charity Shops too.
I''ve just had a conversation with a friend who has said she would never shop in Charity shops and was horrified at my suggestion that it is a good way of buying children''s clothes when money is short.She said it is a pride thing and not something she would ever consider.I personally think it''s false pride at best and pure stupidity if you are in debt.
Opinions please.

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21 Jun 12 #338233 by WYSPECIAL
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Well I always seem to buy something whenever I go in to drop something off.

Kids are the worst with books. We''ll sort out a load of ones they''ve read/grown out of then end up buying a load more!

It''s recycling and helps a good cause and can be fun too.

I also give away kids clothes and toys to people with younger children and accept freebies from other people in return.

Why not?

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21 Jun 12 #338237 by Emma8485
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I love trawling charity shops - think its fab! I love a bargain, and if I can get one then I will. My ex MIL did too and that was despite being married to my ex FIL with a six figure salary - she saw it as doing her bit.
I have recently bought a gorgeous outfit for a wedding still with tags on for a tenner! Bargain!

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21 Jun 12 #338238 by SilverFir
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I have a 2&1/2-year-old boy, and I''d say around a third of his clothes come from the local charity shops. (Another third come from Primark!) We pick up some good clothes, especially trousers, generally Next or H&M, which were obviously grown out of before they got worn out.

About half of his toys have come from our local charity shops, too. He probably has more toys than the average, but we''ve paid less in total for them.

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21 Jun 12 #338242 by jslgb
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I generally dont tend to buy things from charity shops but i am really fussy when it comes to dressing my daughter. That said i do use ebay quite a bit.

I volunteered in a charity shop for a while and i did buy one or two things including a gorgeous dress for my daughters holy communion (had it 2 years, got another 3 to go!! lol). I do think their is a stigma attached to it sometimes but each to their own! I wouldnt rule it out completely!

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21 Jun 12 #338243 by livinginhope
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I know someone who got a perfectly beautiful wedding dress from local Oxfam.They are given manufacturers samples to sell on.I think it''s something to applaud that she decided on that rather than spend an Absolute fortune for a dress.It was pure silk and she looked stunning in it.

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21 Jun 12 #338244 by dukey
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When I take time away from work which is not often I like to pootle through them mostly for books but I''ll buy anything that looks good, and why not it''s green isnt it, the guy I work with buys most of his cloths from charity shops, is he hard up? Very far from it, he likes a bargain, we both give a fair bit to the shops aswell, for me it makes sense and it''s good for the soul.

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