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Buy secondhand before you buy new

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Buying secondhand before you buy new

If you cannot refrain from buying a certain item, it's often good to see if you can buy things secondhand before you buy them new.

Sites like Depop, Ebay and Facebook Marketplace operate across the world and have many great finds for great prices. Often brand-new items are listed, with sellers advertising unwanted gifts, items that were non-refundable or things they have never used.

Buying secondhand is much better for the planet, and there are many items you might need that are equally as good when not bought brand-new. These might include kitchenware, home furnishings, phone cases or DVDs & books, etc.

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