We all know that there are some pieces that you just don’t find in stores anymore. Second hand stores are a great option to look for antiques as well as to find those pieces that you just couldn’t find in your favourite furniture store with the best part being that the prices are a bargain. Also, with the do it yourself sensation going on, buying second hand products will allow you to transition smoothly and risk free into a ‘do it yourselfer’. You’ll be able to sand down, paint, and not feel bad about it. In second hand shops you are sure to find lots of treasures that you can revamp, restore and transition into amazing pieces. However, if you are just shopping around because you’re on a tight budget, second hand stores are a great option as you’ll definitely be able to find lots of viable options at negotiable prices.
Perhaps you’re just moving to Germany for a couple of months and would rather not spend a large amount of money on furniture that you’ll be getting rid of pretty soon. Second hand stores are an option you will love.
German parents love second hand stores for getting clothing for their little ones. The fact that they grow so rapidly means that you’ll have to continuously be updating their clothing collection and thus you’d perhaps prefer not having to spend a lot of money every time you have to go clothes shopping for them.
Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll probably be able to find it in a second hand store. You’ll be able to explore different styles, add a bit of individuality to your home, and do it all at a very low price.
Thankfully being in Hamburg won’t leave you empty handed when it comes to finding these thrifty locations. You’ll be able to check out a few, decide on your favourites, and discover new ones when you go along, because they are quite abundant there.
Here are a few links to second hand stores, some of which are frequented by expats looking for the same thrill that you are.
If you haven’t got time to hop on a bus or a train, then of course you can find previously loved pieces through the convenience of your computer. Ebay, and http://kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/ as well as many Facebook groups have marketplaces where people are trying to get rid of their used or lightly used products and you can find just about anything you’re looking for at an awesome and negotiable price.
When taking this route, be sure to schedule an appointment to view the product you wish to purchase, just to make sure that the quality and condition of the product is up to your standards. Also find out from the sender if they deliver. This would be helpful if you aren’t able to transport big pieces yourself.