I've mentioned in a previous thread that I shop for quality and price, not having to consider the brand but there are some stores in my area where I can buy mostly second hand stuff like clothes, shoes and furniture. The items are all actually still in good condition so I shop there every now and then. Sometimes I get so amazed at how cheap I have bought a certain piece of second hand good when I compare it with the brand new items being sold in department stores and malls. When I'm lucky, I also get to buy branded clothes at a cheaper price just because they are no longer brand new. Do you also patronize second hand goods or do you prefer to buy brand new items instead? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.