Category: Shopping

What You’ll Find at New2U Thrift Store

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New2U Thrift Store during their end-of-the-month sale.

I have a friend in the States named Michael who is a multimillionaire. When attending formal events, he can definitely make an impression, as he is typically one of the best dressed people in the room. He is often mistaken for a celebrity or a model. You’ll never guess that he, like me, grew up in poverty. You’ll also never guess that 90% of his outfits (as well as 90% of mine) were purchased second-hand, most commonly from thrift stores. People always wonder why he doesn’t just pay full price and buy whatever he wants at a typical department store. After all, he can definitely afford it. But Michael, like many other multimillionaires, lives a fairly conservative lifestyle. You’ve probably heard that Warren Buffet still lives in the same house he bought in 1958 for $31,500. Just because these individuals make 100 or 10,000 times more than your average Joe, doesn’t mean that they spend that much more. Most of their money gets invested back into their business or other profit-generating opportunity. These people are constantly looking for value in all things, getting the most and the very best from the least amount spent or invested. That’s how they started on their path to becoming rich in the first place. (more…)

8 Reasons to Buy Second-Hand Clothing, Furnishings, and Gadgets

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There are many benefits of buying used clothing, some are not so obvious.

It’s just 4 more days till Chinese New Year, and people are busy cleaning their homes and clearing their unwanted goods. Many people are also shopping for a new outfit to wear on the first day of the new lunar year.  Hence, this is a great time to visit a second-hand/thrift store. Here are my 8 (auspicious) reasons why you should consider buying used. (more…)