Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Charity garage sale this weekend

The final Opportunity to Do Charity Garage Sale for 2015 will be held on Saturday 5 December from 7 am-12 pm at 5 O'Grady Place Wanniassa.

All adults' clothing reduced by 50% and there will be lots of other great bargains.

Browse through a huge range of baby, kids', adults' and household items, all at affordable prices.  Plenty of new items every month, including kids' & adults' clothing from just $1.50,  books for $2 or less, DVDs $2, CDs $1, kitchenware, toys, bric-a-brac and much, much more.

All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities. 


This month funds raised will be used for a range of projects to be delivered by the four Charity Partners of the awareness campaign Walk to a Better World.  Opportunity to Do work with CARE, Oxfam, The Fred Hollows Foundation and Caritas to fund a number of projects in Africa that are community driven and create sustainable change in communities living below the poverty line.
Lock next year's dates into your diary now:
Saturday 30 January 2016
Saturday 12 March 2016
Saturday 23 April 2016
Another Chance Op Shop - Scullin ACT

50% off EVERYTHING 

7- 18 December 2015

Another Chance Op Shop is having its BIGGEST SALE EVER on 7-18 December 2015 - 50% off absolutely EVERYTHING!!! 

This is because we need to reduce our stock before we undergo renovations in January 2016. The shop will reopen on 27 January 2016 with a great new look.

Address: Ross Smith Crescent, Scullin ACT 2614 (next to the doctor and hairdresser). 
Open: 10 am - 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, and 10 am - 1 pm on Saturday. 
Phone: 6278 4135

I have volunteered here over the last ten years (so I am not paid to say this) and I constantly hear customers say we are the cheapest in the Belconnen region. We offer a great range of children's and adult clothing, bags, shoes, kitchenware, manchester, books, toys and bric a brac at affordable prices. 

Another Chance Op Shop is a project of Mosaic Baptist Church, with profits from sales going directly towards supporting people in need both locally and overseas.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Smith Family Goulburn closed this weekend

The Smith Family Goulburn will be closing at 3 pm this Friday (4 December) and will reopen at 11 am on Monday (7 December).

Monday, 30 November 2015

Interstate update

Pamphlet listing anitque, art, books. collectables and 2nd-hand shops in Goulburn, on a map of Goulburn.
I had business in Goulburn last week and took the train, which left me a couple of hours to check the Goulburn op shops (which hadn't been updated on our spreadsheet since at least 2011).

A couple have disappeared (Does Anglicare still have an op shop in Goulburn? I couldn't find it...)

And Vinnies have moved: they're now at 136 Auburn Street, conveniently just down from the Red Cross shop.
Australian Red Cross op shop in Goulburn, with Vinnies sign several doors down.
Interior of Vinnies Goulburn.
Vinnies Goulburn.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Dickson Vinnies is on the move

Spotted on Woolley Street, Dickson this morning:
Vinnies say there's no set opening date yet.

Watch this space!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Another Chance November clothing sale

Another Chance op shop in Scullin is having a 'Buy three for $10' sale on adult's clothing (including shoes) and 'Buy five for $10' sale on children's clothing and shoes for the rest of the month. New stock will be added daily.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Another Chance: final October sales

On Friday 30 October, Another Chance in Scullin will be holding their last Frantic Friday for the month - with 50% off all clothing.

Then on Saturday 31 October, they will have 50% off the price of everything excluding collectibles.


Another Chance op shop is at Scullin Shops, Ross Smith Crescent, and is open Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 4.30 pm and Saturday 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Renovation reveal

Outside of Vinnies' Queanbeyan op shop.
 Vinnies' Queanbeyan shop reopened this morning after its weekend renovation, and I Op was there to see what was new.
Man in a tail coat standing next to a line of mannequins in wedding outfits.
 We were given a tour of the changes by Queanbeyan Centre Manager Aaron McNeil, who had dressed up for the occasion, in a tail coat*.

Aaron's background as part of the Melbourne IKEA management team informed the redesign of the shop. 'Not only can we fit in 40% more stock than we used to be able to with the old design, which is great for our shoppers' he told us, 'but we now have the ability to rearrange the shop quickly to reflect stock levels and shopping trends'.
Clothing section of Vinnies' Queanbeyan opshop.
There are still a few finishing touches which need to be added, like signage and some displays, plus Aaron is hoping to have the shop repainted sometime soon.
Children's clothing section of Vinnies' Queanbeyan opshop.
Book section of Vinnies' Queanbeyan opshop.
But the shop is definitely lighter, brighter and easier to navigate.
Man looking at shoes in the shoe section of Vinnies' Queanbeyan op shop/ 
Selection of crocheted afghan rugs at Vinnies' Queanbeyan op shop.
Three bearded male mannequin heads wearing hats.
Vinnies Queanbeyan is at 130 Monaro Street (free parking in the carpark behind) and is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm.
Street sign pointing to the Queanbeyan St Vincent de Paul Store.
(*Not really, he tells us he has four of them that he wears regularly. Also, what is it with Vinnies Managers and amazing fashion sense?)

Monday, 26 October 2015

Next Charity Garage Sale

The Charity Garage Sale is on again on Saturday 7 November, 7 am-12 pm at 5 O'Grady Place Wanniassa.

Browse through a huge range of baby, kids, adult and household items, all at affordable prices.  Plenty of new items every month, including kids’ clothes from just $1.50, adult clothing from $2.50, books for $2 or less, DVDs $2, CDs $1, kitchenware, toys, bric-a-brac and much, much more.

All proceeds go towards funding projects that promote sustainability and self-reliance in poor communities.  This month funds are going to set up a pre-school in rural Malawi, Africa.  Once established the pre-school will be completely sustainable from charging a small fee of approximately $2 per month per child.  Along with a safe place and early access to education, the children will also receive a nutritious meal once a day.