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#275920 16-Sep-2020 23:41
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Just heard about this today, apparently a number of waste transfer stations run a sort of op-shop service where they sell still-good items that people take there, proceeds typically going to charity. An example is the one in West Auckland, they list:

 

 

Building Materials including wood, fencing, doors, windows, sinks, toilets and much more.

 

Outdoor and camping barbecues, bicycles and bike parts

 

Wide range of furniture including couches, shelving, bed frames, mattresses, chairs, tables and much more.

 

Books ($1 each), clothes and shoes for women, men and children, jewellery, bed sheets and more.

 

 

Not affiliated with them, just seemed like an interesting place for bargain hunters.

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  #2566333 16-Sep-2020 23:46
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Eco Shop here in Canterbury - previously known as supershed, then 'the red shed'. But someone didn't like that :)

 

http://www.ecocentral.co.nz/services/ecoshop 

 

 


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  #2566357 17-Sep-2020 00:02
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So no different than Porirua's Trash Palace then?





 

 

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  #2566364 17-Sep-2020 00:17
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My Dad does up old wooden furniture as a hobby, keeps if likes the result or flicks it on TM. Finds quite a bit of rimu/kauri/oak stuff at the tip shop. 


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  #2566365 17-Sep-2020 00:18
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I scored one of my favourite treasures @ Devonport recycle centre - a ship's Captain's desk needing just enough restoration to make it mine when finished. Solid oak, leather top, glorious statement furniture. No decay, just the wear & tear of 100+ years sailing. The cost? $150 - I couldn't pay them fast enough.




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  #2566367 17-Sep-2020 00:20
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1024kb: I scored one of my favourite treasures @ Devonport recycle centre - a ship's Captain's desk needing just enough restoration to make it mine when finished. Solid oak, leather top, glorious statement furniture. No decay, just the wear & tear of 100+ years sailing. The cost? $150 - I couldn't pay them fast enough.

 

 

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  #2566383 17-Sep-2020 06:49
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1024kb: I scored one of my favourite treasures @ Devonport recycle centre - a ship's Captain's desk needing just enough restoration to make it mine when finished. Solid oak, leather top, glorious statement furniture. No decay, just the wear & tear of 100+ years sailing. The cost? $150 - I couldn't pay them fast enough.


Wellington's Second Treasures tipshop would probably list something like that on their TradeMe account "tipshop".

I've recently moved out of town so will miss visits. It was almost like a men's shed of regulars.

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  #2566396 17-Sep-2020 07:21
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there are a few places that do that. makes sense i think. some good deals to be had (or not) - YMMV with these things but definitely suit some people and recycles (reuse) stuff to save the planet one glove at a time!





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  #2567726 18-Sep-2020 16:19
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freitasm:

 

So no different than Porirua's Trash Palace then?

 

 

They've got crates of DVD and other optical/floppy/zip type drives at the moment, $2.

 

Remember when dumping things like this to empty the drive beforehand.

 

Br** Cr**ks, your CV is very impressive.


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  #2567749 18-Sep-2020 17:15
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elpenguino:

 

They've got crates of DVD and other optical/floppy/zip type drives at the moment, $2.

 

Remember when dumping things like this to empty the drive beforehand.

 

Br** Cr**ks, your CV is very impressive.

 

 

Or just snap the media in half.


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