Resource Recovery Centre

Op Shoppers in Moss Vale this looks big! Here’s a small look at the Resource Recovery Centre.
Thanks Annella for telling us about this place – It looks HUUGGEE!!!
Reviva Centre, Berrima Rd Moss Vale

Reviva Centre, Berrima Rd Moss Vale

“Here’s some photos I took yesterday of the Op Shop where I volunteer. It’s a massive indoor warehouse with mezzanine plus another huge outdoor space.
Reviva Centre - Op Shoppers Paradise!

Reviva Centre – Op Shoppers Paradise!

We sell anything and everything – clothes, kitchenware, manchester, electrical, baby items, luggage, books, exercise and sporting equipment, paintings and pictures, crockery, glassware, furniture, anything to do with gardening – including leaf blowers, lawnmowers, pots and fencing, outdoor furniture and building materials…and there’s loads more!
Reviva Centre a multi-award winning, modern waste recycling, collection and transfer facility

Reviva Centre a multi-award winning, modern waste recycling, collection and transfer facility

The Reviva! Centre is run by Mission Australia and is open 7 days a week from 8.30am to 3pm
It’s located at the Resource Recovery Centre (The ‘tip’)
177 Berrima Road, Moss Vale NSW
02 4869 1925″
Has anyone been here?  It looks like it would take a few hours!
If you have an op shop you’d like to see featured here just drop me a message and send me a few pictures.

Adelaide North East Op Shop Tour

Op Shop Tour News

One for the diaries, if only it was closer, sounds like a great tour if you’re based in North Adelaide.

Op Shop Guide to SA Tour

Op Shop Tours Guide to SA

For those in SA

When – Friday October 24th 9am
Where – Gepps Cross Salvos meeting at 8.50am
Cost – $27.50
Run by Op Shops Guide to South Australia

Contact them here for more info

If you have news, reviews or some op shop scores you just have to share with other op shoppers let us know via the contact form.

 

Op Shop Advice Sought from Die Hard Op Shoppers

I got a message to the page today from Wendy and I’m happy to reply with my own thoughts but I thought I’d open it up to my fellow op shoppers to help this lovely lady out. We need some op shop advice from experts out there.
Die hard, op shop harder

Die hard, op shop harder

I’m thinking of opening an op shop in Canberra and would be interested in your opinion as a die-hard op-shopper.
I have visions of myself heading out like Bruce Willis now in a vest and shouting a lot with special effects happening as I roll about grabbing bargain and fighting for vintage with other customers.  I don’t have his biceps but I’d give it my best.
Do you think it makes a difference what the funds are being raised for or do you think its more about the buys and bargains?
For me personally I shop happily in any shop that is raising funds for a good cause, I don’t think an registered charities are allowed the status of charity without a lot of paperwork and meeting a big list of criterias?  May be good to find out more about this though.
My three locals are different, one is a boutique type store which is beautifully presented but a little pricier.  The goods on the whole are very good quality though and I know the funds are being spent in the SE of Melbourne.  The second is a church run op shop manned by volunteers where it’s low prices some awesome bargains but less stringent standards, the goods are all clean and useable though.  The third is a large op shop chain which is a huge store, probably the most expensive but due to it’s size I would guess has bigger expenses to cover.  I love it because it can afford to have row upon row of home wares, rack upon rack of clothing and furniture.
I’m not much help answering that question.
What do you think the most popular items are at op shops or the hardest to come by, ie most op shops stock heaps of adult clothes but what other items are op-shoppers looking for.
I think a safe choice for an op shop is to stock items people need and want day to day – clothing (good known brands and designers  will always do well) , kitchen goods, shoes, books, toys…..
If you have room optional extras could be furniture, exercise equipment, jewellery,
If you can throw in some vintage and retro items I’m happy too.
What makes a good op shop?
The volunteers and managers you’re lucky enough to have I think may be a decider.  I also love shops that rotate clothing if they are limited on space, summer clothing in summer and summer sales to make way for the warm coats.
Reasonable prices.  I don’t expect vintage or designer for $2, I’m also unlikely to afford it or buy it if it’s being sold for it’s actual value.  It’s a very fine line.
My biggest gripe is Kmart, Target and Big W clothing being charged at more than it’s original retail price.  This is also one of the most regular complaints from people on my page and other op shop pages I’ve seen.
Weekend opening hours.  Not all weekend but I love a browse when Mr Op Shop can look after one or both of my boys.
I’d appreciate your thoughts if you have time.
Please add your thoughts to help make the decisions and choices easier for Wendy.

Op Shopping Humour or Thrifty Funnies

Over the past couple of years I’ve spent promoting and writing about op shopping I’ve laughed at myself and my op shopping habits pretty frequently, here’s some a collection of op shopping humour and thrift shop funnies I’ve collated from my collection.

Macklemore may have had a blockbuster about thrift shopping but it’s not new to a chunk of us.  I had a lot of “what’s Macklemore” when I posted this to Facebook.

Miclemore

I went op shopping before Macklemore made it cool

Don’t think I’ve ever been quite this bad but there have been a few WTF looks from Mr op Shop

When op shopping goes bad... and it does!

When op shopping goes bad… and it does!

 

The op shop bargain theory

The op shop bargain theory

The op shop bargain theory continues

The op shop bargain theory continues

Mr Op Shop is well aware of my hobby thankfully!

Op shop addiction

Op shop addiction

My Hunger Games and op shopping passions blend.

May the op shop odds be ever in your favour

May the op shop odds be ever in your favour

I pledge allegiance to countless op shops!

I pledge to op shop

I pledge to op shop

So me, posted on Facebook a few times and lots of people relate thankfully.

This person cannot walk past an op shop without having a "quick look" I'm so guilty

This person cannot walk past an op shop without having a “quick look” I’m so guilty

Bit of thrifty fun, do any of them remind you of yourself or an op shop or thrift shop addict?  Hoping I’m not alone.

Op Shop Tips

Looking to compile an ultimate op shop tips list for the website can you help?

op shoppers wanted

Tips, ideas and suggestions needed

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