Today, on Facebook, someone posted a guide on shopping second hand on interwebs. It was in Finnish but since I thought it was hilarious, I decided to try my hand on translating it. You’re welcome.
The Ultimate Guide On Shopping Second Hand:
New= Bought it a year ago, used it 6 times but who really remembers.
In a new like condition= In the dark.
Used couple of times= One week at a time.
Walked in couple of times= In puddles and you can’t really count the one 20km run, or the time I had to dry them on radiator or the foot fungus.
Used by 1 child= And borrowed by 6 others.
Little lint= Try to find the actual garment underneath.
Some pilling= I’m not mentioning the big pilling because then nobody wants to buy it.
A lot of stretch= Especially if you undo the seams.
Silver= Who cares about the markings, it’s silver coloured…ish.
Diamond= Well, it’s not plastic.
Leathery= Not velvet, not jersey, slippery.
Couple of dents= And one of them covers half the item, that’s why the image was “borrowed” from the interwebs.
Some marks of usage= Hubby fixed the engine on top of it.
Priced new…= I googled the highest price.
Handmade= I glued two parts together, by myself.
For the first reserver= Unless I don’t like your name or face.
I don’t have a use for it anymore= It’s broken.
Small faults= At least one of the lights worked the last time I used it. Before it fell on the floor.
Warranty is still valid= Warranty doesn’t cover the time it fell into the toilet.
Bought abroad= Was in stores so long time ago that no one remembers how they were available in every single store imaginable.
Unique= Only 3 left in the corner store.
Brand product= Some other text on the washing instructions.
Don’t know if it’s authentic= I bought “Marc Jacobs” for a tenner, it’s not necessarily a fake.
Happy shopping everyone!
- Macklemore’s ‘Thrift Shop’ isn’t convincing anyone to actually shop at thrift stores (deathandtaxesmag.com)
- Ask the Readers: Do You Shop at Thrift Stores? (wisebread.com)
- Thief rips off North Idaho thrift shop, steals valuable tools (krem.com)
- 1 cat, 9 styles. (wanderingcats.wordpress.com)