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Old 21.03.2011, 21:41
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I always try the "put it on the pavement with a "gratis" sign" first.
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put all your old stuff and rubbish on the pavement..... (no, a "gratis" sign does not make it better)
where do you live? palermo?
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Old 21.03.2011, 22:02
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perfect answer.
put all your old stuff and rubbish on the pavement..... (no, a "gratis" sign does not make it better)
where do you live? palermo?
Hey! I sometimes get VERY grateful folk! ... One guy slammed on breaks, reversed back ... and came galloping out of his van, delighted to find FREE stuff! We had a mulder thing with lots of real junk and he even delved into THAT!

He even came back later with boxes of fresh eggs as gifts for all the wonderful free things he got!

Nein, I do not live in Palermo (wherever that is) .. I live in a cowtown in Switzerland where nobody speaks english.
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Old 21.03.2011, 22:04
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Re: Thrift Shops?

I found using the local Kleiderbörse to be the best way to buy and sell my children's clothes. What they can't sell, they donate to an institution.

Quite often a Kleiderbörse also sells adult clothing. Definitely worth looking at.
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Does anyone know about any good thrift shops in Geneva?

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Re: Thrift Shops?

You have to understand that a thrift shop is only as good as the donations it receives. People don't leave their home thinking "This is good stuff, I will take it to the HIOB and not to the Salvation Army"

You have to look every day at every Brockenhaus / Second Hand shop to get the real bargains: that's the fun of it!
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Does anyone know about any good thrift shops in Geneva?

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Try Salvation Army.
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Re: Thrift Shops?

There's also

fundsachenverkauf

which sells things people leave behind on the trains.

Odd, I know
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Re: Thrift Shops?

old thread, but I thought I would update it because, needing those daily items for easy living such as funky candles, scatter cushions, ornaments, pretty vintage glasses etc., I looked in the forum last week to find a few charity shops.

I don't remember how, eventually, I landed on somewhere where I could search for "secondhand" in Zurich, but I did, and last Saturday I went to a charity shop or 3, all on the Birmendorferstrasse.

Let's just put it this way: I went there, spent about CHF200, went home, then dashed back out BEFORE THEY CLOSED at 4 pm and spent a few hundred more.

there are 3 in that street, including a funky designer clothes charity shop.

Highly recommended, all 3, and I will visit the non-caritas ones at some point, meantime here are some links:

www.caritas-zuerich.ch/secondhand

http://tel.local.ch/en/q/Zurich/Seco...age=2&rid=_eQ9
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I've had decent luck with finding clothes at some of the Caritas stores. On the whole I found them expensive but I've found some treasures, like a beautiful silk slip for 10CHF.

I agree with riverguardian above - the fundsachenverkauf is an odd concept and a fun visit.

There is a brockenhaus in Winterthur (Grüze) that is good for housewares.

Oh, and with respect to leaving things on the street - we do this sometimes and they always get picked up right away. If it's junk, it gets a trash sticker, of course. And I've also found some great things on the street around here as well.

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Re: Thrift Shops?

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They all are quite good, and that also includes the many non-SalvationArmy things with names like "....-Brockenhaus" and "Brocki". Also the place just beside the Migros in Schaffhauserstrasse/Seebacherplatz, Zürich-Seebach plus the other one at Schaffhauserstrasse/Freiestrasse Zch-Oerlikon are worth a visit.

Practically all of these places can be fairly packed on Saturdays, and if you see something you have to make your mind UP, as it may be gone half an hour later.
Where exactly is this store near Migros?
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