I have to share because my Husband just doesn't share my enthusiasm about these things. I LOVE ebay and trolling for good quality things for cheap prices. Because we are expecting baby number 3 I have been keeping an eye on ebay for baby things that we need and yesterday I bought a near new set of white drawers for the baby's room for $50. Oh I love it. I get such a huge sense of accomplishment when I save lots of money
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22-06-2012 07:28 #1
Out your hand up if you LOVE buying second hand as much as me!
22-06-2012 07:31 #2
I was adamant that I was only going to have one bub, so got rid of all my baby stuff. Then I decided I wasn't done hehe.
I have picked up so many 2nd hand bargains on Facebook, Gumtree, Ebay and at markets and garage sales.
So many awesome savings!
ETA: I see you live not far from me, we are probably members of the same Facebook buy and sell groups lol
22-06-2012 07:42 #3
Oh me too!! I am also a massive freecycler - DD has been given so many great hand-me-downs & as a result having a baby has cost us very little!! We bought our pram & 2 carseats but thats about it - almost everything else has either been gifted or freecycled to us.
I also love paying it forward - I give loads of stuff on freecycle & when a client of mine gave us 5 (yes, 5!) industrial sized garbage bags of clothing for Ivy I knew we couldn't possibly use all of it so I found a women's refuge to give a lot of it to. Makes me feel warm & fuzzy!!
22-06-2012 07:46 #4
We absolutely love bargain hunting and secondhand goods. You can get some amazing items in brilliant condition for almost nothing. When we moved into this house we furnished the entire house for about $1500. We bought new kitchen stuff but everything else was cheap/free etc. Our TV was free, Free 5 seater lounge suite 1 x 3 seater with 2 recliners built in and 2 x single recliners only 4 years old. Just needed a clean. Brand new queen size bed and mattress for $240 including 2 x bed side tables. 2 gorgeous low line bookshelves with an orginal price tag of $200 each (these were new) but got them for $20 each as they both had to have the glass doors removed from the front. So now they are just book shelves Absolutely stunning tv unit for free. 6kg Dryer as new condition for $40. Brand new pram with rain cover, cup holders, sun shade cover, inserts for $60 off ebay as the lady couldn't use it due to her daughters reflux, she even gave me a demo (which I desperately needed!).
Lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee bargain hunting!!!!!
We did buy alot of bubs things new but we bought them when massive sales were on.
We don't have a lot of money so often second hand is our only choice but after practise we have the bargain hunting down to a tea and have really obtained some beautiful things within our budget.
22-06-2012 07:58 #5Senior Member
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I got a new in box avent electric breast pump for $60, a feeding pillow for $10, mega blocks for $7, cot, high chair, pram, change table, swag sleeping thing, carrier for $300, clothes and other bargins from garage sales. I don't buy junk or dirty stuff.
Great value and makes you feel great about the environment.
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22-06-2012 08:12 #6
oh YES meeee!!!
I am in melbourne and we have the fantastic SAVERS which I bought heaps of cute baby clothes for DS from.. As soon as I find out this little one's sex I will be hitting Savers I also bought my Emmaljunga pram off ebay for $90 for DS.. I have since resold it because I am too tall for it but considering the price of these prams, $90 was a steal and it was in great condition! I will be buying a breast pump off ebay this time for shizzle!
22-06-2012 08:19 #7
Everything in our house is either bought second hand or on sale, I never buy anything full price (well with the exception of clothes every now and then).
With this baby I have found that because its a girl, DS2 is still so little and still using his stuff i'm still having to buy lots of things. So far I have bought a second hand cot, change table and drawers, have been given little girl clothes and have been lent a capsule and bassinet. I am currently watching on ebay a feeding chair and still trolling for a monitor and more clothes. The rest of the decorative stuff will come from Ikea. I really love Ikea too
The one thing I find with ebay though is that some people start their prices way too high and expect too much for what it is. You always have to be patient waiting for a bargain.
Just realised that I put "Out" in the title instead of "Put" hahaha my bad.
22-06-2012 08:21 #8
22-06-2012 08:21 #9
I got a bouncer and play mat off eBay for $18 yesterday. They are in such good condition
22-06-2012 08:48 #10
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