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Bargain Shop Hop in Rocklea

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published March 18th 2014
Make a Day of Op Shopping
Bargain Shop Hop - Rocklea Area

I am a great fan of op shops and love looking, but if I'm looking for specific second hand items, here's my course of action:

Step 1: Friday night I look at the Tip Shop Facebook page and see what's new.

Some weeks things are priced. Some weeks they're not. It depends on how busy the photographer is.

Step 2. Go to the Tip Shop at 8am - good things go fast. It's only open Saturday and Sunday 8:00 - 4:00, 46 Colebard St Archerfield

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I was waiting at the door right on 8am to snap this up.


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Some 'finds' ready to paint.


Superstores
Step 3. Five minutes drive will take me to the Lifeline and Salvos Superstores - fortuitously in the same block. They both have furniture, clothing, crockery, and often have Fill a Bag of Fluffy Toys for $5 or less. I keep an eye out for these for my Christmas Child boxes. There are often new toys with tags attached or ones that have obviously not been played with.
Both at 17 Boniface Street Archerfield 4108

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$5 for a filled bag. Some still have tags.


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Salvos shops even have new furniture and other goods.


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Lifeline Super Store.


op shop. bargains, second hand furniture, Lifeline
Lifeline


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Crockery and glassware arranged into colours.


Wooloongabba Demolitions

Windows, salvage, second hand, op shop,
Men's Heaven


Step 4. If I have any energy left and depending want I'm looking for, I'll call in at Woolloongabba Demolitions (which is surprisingly enough at Rocklea) Beaudesert Rd Rocklea.

Hardware Store
Step 5: If I need tools, paint or caffeine Bunnings is also close by at the end of Granard Rd. Of course you won't get second hand bargains here, but you may be lucky and get something on sale.

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A bit of paint will brighten up this bargain.


RSPCA

RSPCA Op Shop, bargains, second hand, Sherwood
Next to a Service Station.


Step 6: Also close by, if you haven't had enough yet, is the RSPCA Op Shop. It is still on Beaudesert Rd over the rail bridge beside a service station. They have a range of good quality furniture. Today I saw 2 great cupboards and a little old one that would be very useful if repainted. Don't get excited I bought one and sent my daughter to get the other. Both well under $200. One needs new handles. Naturally they carry all the usual Op Shop goodies - crockery, CDs , books, games.

RSPCA Op Shop, bargains, second hand, Sherwood
This is a HUGE warehouse packed with great finds.


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Dozens of CDs.


The manager here says they are not the cheapest around - they are still very reasonable - but you'll find no rubbish. Donations are sorted thoroughly. Clothes are always 3 for $10, electrical goods are tested and have a 2 week warranty. They sometimes have new animal related items at super small prices.

RSPCA Op Shop, bargains, second hand,
No need to buy a new collar for Fido..


And the staff are friendly and helpful which is always a plus.
485 Beaudesert Rd, Moorooka QLD 4105
Phone: (07) 3276 8269


Sandalwood

op shop. bargains, second hand furniture
Back off the road, but packed with goods.


Step 7: Sandalwood Op Shop which you can see from Beaudesert Rd but is tricky to get into. They often have beautiful linen.

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Lovely linen if you're lucky.


op shop. bargains, second hand furniture
Not cheap but good quality.


At the moment they have some beautiful knitted rugs and patchwork rugs.
Shp 5/ 51 Avison St Moorooka QLD 4105
(07) 3276 7402
www.facebook.com/SandlewoodOpShop

Step 8: Go home and collapse. I need a bigger car!
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Why? Bargains
When: Weekends
Where: Various venues
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