OP SHOP TOURS ARE GO

YES, I have only been back a few days but I am already nosing around op shops. There were op shops in Samoa, a couple of expat run places t...


YES, I have only been back a few days but I am already nosing around op shops. There were op shops in Samoa, a couple of expat run places that I am told have great bargains and finds. I didn’t venture in, only managing to locate one on my last morning in Apia.

I found these “boil proof” buttons at a Salvos store for $1 a sheet. They’re the type of buttons where you told the store keeper how many you wanted and that amount would be cut from the sheet. No wasted packaging back then. You just took what you needed. The sewing kit belonged to my mother and was given to me on my first overseas aid work sojourn; to Bangladesh, of all places, for a bit of classic well digging.

As for the op shops, I had to do a quick snoop around the stores because my two council-backed op shops tours are next week and all the good stuff will go – sneaky, I know. There’s one on Thursday and one on Saturday. Sorry, I’d book you in but after just one weekend of promotion, in just one newspaper (I swear I had nothing to do with the prominent Page 5 story placement – honestly), both tours are booked out. The council’s environment officer is already talking about a second round of tours and if they get up, I will let you know about them well in advance. If you’re keen for a wee trip to a coastal op shopping Mecca, book in – they’re free.

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6 comments

  1. Hey! just catching up on your news.. well done on the op shop tours - fantastic... hope you also had a lovely holiday.. thanks for the comments, much appreciated..

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  2. Hope they go well and you do some more. We were just up that way in the school holidays and there were so many I wanted to stop in but the other half kept saying I have too much stuff already, how dare he!

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  3. Wow - what a fantastic notion tour! I can imagine that sort of thing TAKING OFF!

    PS. No one should live without boil proof buttons. Obviously.

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  4. Op Shop tours!!! What a fantastic idea! Wish I lived close enough to go! I don't drive so being brought around the shops like that would be heaven :-)

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  5. Congratulations on such wonderful oppy success!

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  6. Sounds like fun!! will you do a Sydney based tour sometime?!

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