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Have you ever used clothing?

Old 01-07-05, 12:43 PM
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Have you ever used clothing?

I was having this conversation with a friend of mine. What are your thoughts on used clothing? (Goodwill, etc). Have you ever bought used clothing? Have you ever bought used clothing having more than enough money to buy new because you could get more for your buck? What are your thoughts on buying used clothing?
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Old 01-07-05, 12:43 PM
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I've bought used clothing for Halloween costumes on a few occasions. That's all though.
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Old 01-07-05, 12:45 PM
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Old 01-07-05, 12:46 PM
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The quality of used clothing at places such as Goodwill has gone up. I've picked up a few pairs of jeans and shirts. Great for casual play.
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Most clothes I see in stores look used anyway, so why not.
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Old 01-07-05, 12:51 PM
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I pick up scrubs when they clear out the wardrobe dept. Also got some heavy coats too.

If you pick up something at a department store, if it's not in a sealed bag, 8 out of 10 times someone has tried it on.
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I would but around here, most of the thrift stores are kinda scary.

However, there are a few resale shops that I check out when I can and they usually have some really great stuff.
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No unless I was really really broke
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Old 01-07-05, 01:15 PM
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I have before. There used to be a thrift store (part of a chain) called Value Village where I lived, and one could actually find some good stuff there.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:18 PM
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Had to have them when i was a kid for a while. I hate shopping for clothes anyway and shopping at a thrift store takes that much longer, so I don't bother. I wouldn't have a problem with it otherwise.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:20 PM
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I have never done it. I would suggest the outlet stores. You can find clothing there for over 50% off.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:23 PM
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Just make sure you wash it before you wear it, especially if it's underwear.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:26 PM
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Well underwear is one thing I don't think anybody should buy at a thrift store....
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Old 01-07-05, 01:26 PM
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No because you never know who has peed on it.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Molotov
Just make sure you wash it before you wear it, especially if it's underwear.
I think people that buy used panties don't get them for wearing.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:27 PM
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Absolutely! Ebay, Goodwill, Salvation Army... any place that has good stuff for good prices. Why not? That's what detergent is for.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:44 PM
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After I lost a bunch of weight, I had to buy a whole new wardrobe. No way was I going to pay $20 for each shirt or pair of pants. I've found plenty of like-new clothes at the local Goodwill. Had them laundered or dry-cleaned right away, of course.
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Old 01-07-05, 01:47 PM
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Nope.....
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Old 01-07-05, 01:49 PM
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My wife and I have bought plenty off of ebay. A quick run thru the wash and they're fine. Can't see paying big bucks for new clothes when I can spend that money on DVDs.
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Yes, I have and I would do it again in a heartbeat. You can find some great vintage clothing there.
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Old 01-07-05, 02:10 PM
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I used to all the time in high school, but not anymore. Some of my favorite shirts are from a Goodwill I got almost 10 years ago now.
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Old 01-07-05, 05:43 PM
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Absolutely. Every time i'm in a new town both my wife and i prowl through the used clothing stores looking for cool vintage stuff. Nothing like real recycling.
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Old 01-07-05, 06:40 PM
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I buy my neckties at Savers. 4 bucks for a handmade silk tie. Cant beat that.
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Old 01-07-05, 07:11 PM
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I've found some pretty nice clothes at the local Value Village. I don't get a lot there, but I'll go look when I have some time to kill and can usually find a couple shirts and a pair of pants. Just have them laundered and they're good as new....well, at least as good as MY having worn them a few times, at least.

When I worked in the group home, I used to buy a lot of clothes there. When you get home from that job, you sometimes just shed everything and burn it. No use getting rid of new clothes...
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