Second-hand shop

A second-hand shop is a shop which sells used goods.

Sketches by reporter-artist Marguerite Martyn of people in a St. Louis, Missouri, second-hand shop in 1920
Second-hand Encyclopaedia Britannica books in a second-hand bookstore in Bugis, Singapore
The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Santa Monica, California

Temporary venues[edit]

People will sell used goods right in front of their home in what is called a “garage sale“. The products would be set up in front of the garage.

In the UK, people buy and sell at a car boot sale. Sellers will drive their vehicles to a large field, laden with products both used and new, and sell out of their boot.

Current businesses[edit]

Websites that facilitate second-hand resale[edit]

  • eBay – Website that allows people or retailers to sell new or used products
  • Craigslist – Website that allows people or retailers to sell or give away goods and services, primarily targeted to the local community.

See also[edit]

  • Antique shop – sells the same type of goods, either of better quality or with rarity value, consequently charging much higher prices. The distinction between junk and antiques is not always clear-cut.
  • Car dealership – new car dealers in certain countries offer pre-owned cars with variable quality and price. There are also dealers who sell only used cars.
  • Car boot sale
  • Consignment – consignment shop is the North American term for a second-hand shop.
  • Flea market
  • Give-away shop – everything is given away at no cost. Some operate as swap shops and require the customer to donate merchandise.
  • Junk shop – sells all kinds of old goods. Some junk shops are piled high to encourage browsing and bargain hunting. These shops also sell low-quality antiques.
  • Music store – some music stores sell used, vintage or collectible instruments and sound gear, often using a consignment model.
  • Thrift store – similar to a junk shop but set up to fund a specific charity. These tend to specialise in clothes. The quality of the clothes donated for sale depends on the surrounding area. In the United States, these are called thrift stores.
  • Office furniture shop – sells mainly used goods. They are common, but lack a distinctive name.
  • Pawn shop – sells used items that were pawned or sold by individuals
  • Record shop – many independent record stores sell used CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, vinyl records, etc.
  • Resale boutique – specializes in contemporary high-end used designer fashion, vintage clothing, or contemporary basics
  • Surplus store – often sells military surplus supplies.
  • Used bookstore – sells used books and other publications. Second-hand bookshops are a mainstay of book towns.
  • Video game store – most stores that specialize in video games sell second-hand video game consoles, video games, and accessories, in addition to new products.
  • Jumble sale
  • Wrecking yard, scrapyard, wrecking yard – sells used automotive parts

References[edit]

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