The Benefits Of Buying Secondhand

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There are many things that we will purchase over the course of a lifetime, whether it be for other people, for ourselves or for our home. However, the more we buy, the more stuff we’re putting out into the world, and with the current situation of our climate, we might want to think more about buying secondhand. Here are some benefits of buying secondhand.


You Can Get A Better Deal
When you’re buying secondhand, there will be occasions when the thing you're buying might be a little worn from the original owner whether that be an item of clothing, a piece of clothing, or a more pricier commodity like a car or pre owned watches. However, you can still acquire good quality items, and with that, you are always going to get a better deal when buying secondhand and the price that you pay for it will likely be much less than what the original purchaser would have paid for it. So it can definitely feel a lot better to spend less on something you may have spent double or triple the amount on if you purchased it brand new and there’s no better feeling than getting a bargain.

You’re Creating Less Waste
We put out a lot of waste into the world, and each of us will continue to contribute a certain amount to this overall amount during the course of our lives. It’s now getting to the point where we’re all contributing so much that it’s affecting the environment and, more importantly, the climate. So when you buy secondhand, you’re actually making the active effort to increase sustainability and help to create less waste. One less newly bought item can mean one less object that’s manufactured using materials and energy that all have an impact on the earth itself. It’s always good to try and reduce waste and energy wherever you can in your life.

Items Can Be Just As Good As New
As mentioned above, there are a lot of secondhand items that might as well be tossed or discarded because they’re simply not something that can be used anymore. However, there are some secondhand items that can actually be just as good as buying it brand new. It’s all about how well they were looked after by the original owner, and so to save yourself some money, you may do as well go with something that’s secondhand if it’s in good working condition and still fully functional.

It Can Help Others
There are many reasons why you should buy secondhand, but one of the most important reasons to do so is that it can help others. Whether you’re buying the item from a charitable shop or getting it from a local shop to you, it can help others in a positive way. It keeps their businesses going or helps contribute to their livelihood. It’s something that we need to do more of in order to still have those independent businesses and to give everyone the opportunity to make a profit from something they bought before.

So do consider buying secondhand as an option when it comes to anything you purchase in your lifetime.

This is a contributed post.
Photo: Coveteur

3 comments

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love buying second hand, it's so much fun. I can find lots of unique pieces that no one else will be wearing. It's good for the environment and some shops have really low prices, so anyone's budget can fit there. Super. I wouldn't mind the pieces in this picture, ha!! Happy new week to you lovely x

Ivana Split said...

There are definitely many benefits to shopping second hand.

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah yes well said. You know I am all about shopping second hand. I get so many good deals and it helps the environment in the process. I would rather have second hand designer then new fast fashion.

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