Three high-tech ways to buy second-hand and save

Discover five high-tech ways to buy second-hand and save.

Vintage second hand clothes hanging on shop rack

Long gone are the days when the op shop was your only option. These days buying second-hand doesn’t mean second-class. Discover three high-tech ways to buy second-hand and save.

Carousell
Carousell is an app and website that allows men and women to buy and sell second-hand clothes. The website keeps it simple, by categorising clothes by type (e.g. tops, skirts, shoes etc.). You buy directly from sellers nearby, and if you want something shipped you will have to negotiate with the person selling. Unlike eBay, Carousell doesn’t charge a premium if you sell an item, so many people use it as a way to sell a lot of clothing items very cheaply, making it a great way to pick up a bargain. To avoid hassle, many sellers will also sell ‘bulk’ lots – for example, an entire bag of brand-name workout clothes for $10 (my personal favourite purchase of 2016). Selling on Carousell can also be a quick way to make some spare cash, ready to revamp your own wardrobe.

ASOS Marketplace
ASOS is an online clothing store that stocks a huge number of brands, and offers free delivery. The ASOS Marketplace branch of ASOS offers the same service, but it’s linked with large second-hand stores around the world, allowing you to find a fashionable bargain.

Reloved
Reloved is a website that is still getting off the ground, so the selection of second-hand items is smaller, but the whole lot is curated to a high standard. The prices are very reasonable, and you can even see if they would be interested in selling second-hand items on your behalf. This website is especially useful for women, and those looking for gifts for children, as the menswear section is quite sparse.

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    Johnny
    18th Jan 2017
    11:24am
    Do these sites have male clothing-you always wome to be femalecentric
    leonYLC
    18th Jan 2017
    12:31pm
    Hi Johnny,
    If you click through to ASOS and Carousell you'll find they also sell male clothing
    FrankC
    18th Jan 2017
    2:34pm
    Don't sell too much or make too much money, or the ATO will be after you !

    18th Jan 2017
    6:01pm
    It is a real shame to see articles like this on a retirement site. If the politicians weren't stealing taxpayers' money with their private/family/personal expenditures and getting grossly overpaid whilst collecting generous allowances and retaining their salaries in retirement there would be finances in the government treasury to make taxpayers and retirees comfortable, rather than putting them in a position where they have to forage for an existence and watch every penny to survive. GROSS INEPTNESS AND INCOMPETENCE BY POLITICIANS IS WHY THIS COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN THE TOILET.
    Rosret
    20th Jan 2017
    10:34am
    I was amazed how expensive the second hand clothes were in StV store in our neck of the woods. Considering how cheap new clothes are these days its not really worth it. The lovely designer clothes usually disappear before they hit the shelves. Suits and coats aren't the quality they were 20 years ago so fashionable or not they are usually throw away stuff.
    So treat yourself to a nice new fresh smelling outfit and give yourself a morale boost. Your house will say thank you for the clean clothe smell and you will look and feel beautiful.


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