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.

Thursday 22 October 2015

Vinnies Queanbeyan closed this weekend.

Vinnies’ Queanbeyan store will be closed for renovations from Saturday 24 to Monday 26 October. It will reopen, with a fresh new look, on Tuesday 27 October.

As a reopening special, they will be offering 50% off everything in store on Tuesday only.