Saturday, 12 July 2014
Charity Shops, Good or Bad?
My friend B really is a bad influence on me, we went to Falmouth yesterday as it was such a lovely sunny day. The problem is, B loves Charity shops, so do I but I try to avoid them because I know I will buy lots of things I don't actually need because they are a 'bargain'. I am hopeless at resisting so it is better for me to stay away. Yesterdays haul included a summer top, a lovely Miss Sixty denim bag and some books, one being The Winter Book by Tove Jansson, which was reviewed on The Year in Books and sounded brilliant. I was really please with my purchases, and the money went to good causes.....however I have shelves full of books which I haven't got around to reading, and enough clothes for my needs. Most of which I have had for years, funnily enough when were out the other day, a 'trendy' young lady was raving about my 'vintage' shoes and asked where I got them. Well I bought them 11 years, so now apparently they are 'vintage' like me.
So personally charity shops don't save me money as I always spend money on things that are not really essential. If I need something specific, and I mean really need it then charity shops are great, but for someone like me who can't resist a 'bargain' charity shop are to be avoided.
How about you, do you get carried away when you see a bargain? Do you love charity shops or do you avoid them because you will spend money on things you don't need?
Thank you for all your lovely comments, I love hearing from you. I will leave you with some photos from yesterday. Our view as we sat on a bench and ate lunch, (keeping a close eye out for thieving seagulls)