25 Nov '11, 9am

Is Second-Hand Shopping Truly Guilt-free?

Is Second-Hand Shopping Truly Guilt-free?

As a long term, lifetime thrift store shopper, I have always taken great satisfaction in my ability to build wardrobes without paying retail prices. With a little patience and the thrill of the hunt spurring me on, I have spent many hours rifling through second-hand clothing racks looking for that something special for just $3.99. Aside from feeling good about getting such great deals, the ethically driven, concerned consumer in me can rest assured because it’s completely guilt-free shopping. All my purchases become acts of recycling, extending the life time of products and diverting them from landfill as long as possible. At least that’s what I used to think. However, I question the actual validity of the “guilt-free” association with second-hand shopping.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/11/second-hand-shopping-...

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