eBay alternatives: the freecycle movement.

From: meltie <lists_at_microvax.org>
Date: Fri Mar 19 16:47:17 2004

On Friday 19 March 2004 21:59, John Allain wrote:
> From a Japanese source:
> "One category of business that really took off over the past decade is
> the "recycle shop," Japanese parlance for a shop that buys stuff that
> people don't need anymore, cleans it up, and sells it for a profit.
> Everything from rice cookers to washing machines to skis to console
> games are bought and sold in Japan's new retail underground. The most
> successful of these is BookOff, a chain of used book stores that has 700
> locations in Japan. BookOff has been expanding into other areas too,
> with ToyOff (they sell "almost new" children's toys) and HouseOff (used
> goods for your home), PetOff (used things for your pet), and the very
> oddly named HardOff (used computer hardware and electronics)."

Er wow, they've discovered second-hand shops, with a bit of specialisation.

Received on Fri Mar 19 2004 - 16:47:17 GMT

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