You all know that I love a good pre-loved bargain, whether it’s from a charity shop, the car boot sale or even from somewhere online and this is my monthly post to share some of my bargains with you!
You’ll probably know this by now but I’m a huge Vinted fan and there’s not a monthly pre-loved post goes by without me sharing at least one Vinted bargain. If you want to find out more about how to find bargains on there yourself then this how to buy on Vinted post is perfect for you!
Also, I know I say this each month but when I buy things anything pre-loved, I try and only use money that I’ve made from things that I’ve sold on Vinted so I rarely pay actual money for anything you see that I’ve bought from there. Here’s a post about how much I made in a weekend selling on Vinted a little while ago to give you an idea! I actually sold a fair amount of things on there this month so started the month with a credit of £42 which is always a good thing.
(Please ignore the mess in the photos below – Master Frugal has taken over his sisters room for his weights and other random stuff since she moved out and it’s always a bit chaotic in there now.)
Ok, I’m starting off with a bit of a different kind of pre-loved bargain this week. I bought a proper mountain bike for myself with gears and everything! 😂. I’ve been thinking about it for ages as I love my exercise bike and thought the miles I can do on there would easily translate into being able to do that kind of distance on a real bike.
I can confirm that this is absolutely NOT the case and at this point in time, I can probably do about 10% of the miles I can do on my exercise bike when I’m on a real bike ride before I want to collapse into a heap on the nearest grass verge.
I bought if from Facebook Marketplace for £60 which wasn’t the cheapest bike I could have bought on there but it was pretty much brand new (or at least a couple of years old but hardly used) and some of the ones on there over the last month or so have definitely seen better days. I’ve been wanting one for a while but not desperately enough to just buy whatever so when this one popped up, I was all over it. 😂 The lady I got it from had bought it for lockdown for herself to keep fit but never got round to using it properly so she kindly threw in her bike lock and helmet too.
The exact bike is available in Halfords now in a different colourway for £160 so I’m really pleased with my bargain. Now I just need to get myself in a space where I’m fit enough to go on actual bike rides other than down the road and back.
Next up in the pre-loved bargains haul this month is this fluffy white jumper that I bought for £2.50 literally the day after my last month’s pre-loved post went live. I’ve been looking for a jumper that was just the right length to tuck into long skirts so this was a great find for me although it’s taken me that long to find what I was after that it’s now almost the weather where I’ll be way too hot if I wear it most days!
Next up is this pair of wide-leg M&S trousers that I bought for work from Vinted. I’m not 100% sure that they’re the most flattering thing I could have chosen as I don’t tend to suit wide leg trousers usually but they look smart, came in the short length my legs need and they’re super comfy so were going with them. They were brand new with the tags on and cost £4 which is a huge bargain for the quality of these.
I bought a couple of pairs of shorts this month too although I’m not ready to model those for you just yet – the cycling shorts were £1.50 and the black Boohoo shorts weren’t much more at £2.50. The cycling shorts are cute and will be fab for round the house whereas the other pair are actually way nicer than the photo gives them credit for and will be worn loads out and about this year I reckon.
This long floaty skirt was on Vinted for £12 listed as brand new with tags and I loved it from as soon as I saw it! I had a £10 voucher to use but it was only valid on a sale of £15 or more so I made an offer of £15 so I could use the voucher which must have really confused the seller as the offer option is obviously there to negotiate a better price – not offer more!
She accepted it straight away so I got the skirt for £5 which was such a bargain.
I know I often say this but the photo just doesn’t do this justice as it doesn’t show all the lovely layers on this skirt and you don’t really see the short layer underneath leaving the majority of the material floaty and sheer.
And here’s my last pre-loved bargain of the month. A pair of shoes that are ridiculously comfortable and can be dressed up or down depending on when you want to wear them. I bought them from a charity shop near where I live for £3 and they looked new with the sticker from the shop they were originally sold on still stuck to the sole of one of them so they look like they’d never been worn.
I wore them out last weekend with a dress and then for work the other day with a pair of cropped jeans and they looked great with both outfits!
So that’s what I’ve bought pre-loved this month. I’d love to see your bargains so feel free to tag me in any Instagram posts and I’ll pop over and see what you’ve been buying!
And don’t forget, you might like to read my post sharing all my top tips for getting a bargain buying clothes in a charity shop here and if you can’t get out to wander around your local charity shops then have a look at my favourite online charity shops!
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