Taking the plunge into shopping for second-hand items can be an intimidating task. But there is a range of benefits available to shoppers that make second-hand shopping worth the effort. From lowered environmental impact to scoring better quality items for less, here are five reasons to consider shopping second-hand.
1. Lower Environmental Impact
2. Lower Prices
3. Increase Quality
4. Support Small Business
5. Connect to History
Shopping second-hand allows shoppers to not only support local businesses and to connect to history, but also provides a way to lower environmental impact, lower the cost of acquiring items, and increase the overall quality of the items being bought.
Buying second isn’t as time consuming as is used to be with the addition of sites like eBay, Etsy and Poshmark, you can still get great deals for higher quality items without the headache of driving around from thrift to thrift or yard sale to yard sale day after day on the hunt for that perfect item, since time isn’t an issue you can buy more! (I mean you are saving on gas after all right?!) It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a hard to find one of a kind item or just want to help out the environment and buy preowned clothes, it is ALL at your finger tips now! Do you know how much water it takes to make a shirt?! It’s insane and with fast fashion on the rise now is the time to buy pre-owned name brand clothes, imo.
So, before you head to the store for your next big purchase, take a moment to consider shopping second-hand, and reap the rewards it has to offer.