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Cannon Hill Secret Shop

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business is designed to help children experience history through school incursions.
Published February 17th 2014
Do you know where the Gold Coin Shop is?
bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
WOW! But where is it??

According to the young man behind the counter only Cannon Hill residents know about it. Well, that's not true ... cos I know and I come from Salisbury. Three of my friends - from Morningside, Moorooka and Shailer Park also know.

However, it is nothing short of a miracle that we found it as it is tucked at the back of the very end part of Save City Shops at Cannon Hill ... practically all alone.

They don't advertise, don't have a website or a Facebook page. They are just there!

It is basically a Cheap Shop. The first part of the shop is Everything $1. The list of stock is endless - stickers, brushes and combs, dishes, packets herbs, undies, socks, containers, hooks, felt pads for furniture feet ...

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
Everything here is $1 per item!

On the other side of the divider things are dearer. Obviously not everything is top quality, but if you area regular bargain shopper you'll know what to look for.

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
Too many things to itemise.

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
Is it a rat trap?

So many sizes of plastic storage containers, coat trees, hats, party bags, Asian lanterns and shelves, spoons, huge cooking pots, umbrellas, power boards and leads, china and plastic ware.

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
I've never seen pots bigger than these. You could cook for a LOT of people.

So many lovely colourful party wares, I actually considered having a party for 11.3 seconds just so I could buy some.

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
I'm always tempted by spots and stripes.

This is where I look when I can't find odd things I need like unpainted paper fans. It is also where I buy small gifts for my Christmas Shoe boxes- combs, stickers, key rings, aussie animals, notebooks, balls & head bands.

bargains, cheap shop, CANNON HILL
All except the ribbon were $1 each.

Secret Directions on how to find them:
Drive down Wynnum Rd go past Creek Rd, past Kmart Plaza till you are opposite Murarrie Recreation Ground. Drive into the back part which is Save City Shopping Centre.

Go to the last doorway in the last building. As you walk in there is Kids Clothing Shop, a butcher, a coffee shop [good service, great coffee] on the right and BCF on the left.Walk straight ahead. See it?

Now you know.

While you're bargain hunting, turn at the Coffee Shop and check out Lifeline and Trads Liquidation Store which has all sorts of goods. I mostly go to Trads for great sewing trims, braids and lace.
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Why? Bargains
Where: Save City Wynnum Rd Cannon Hill
Cost: From $1
Your Comment
I've been there - lets just say you get what you pay for and the gas money to get here would better be spent on better quality items.
by st19 (score: 0|6) 2211 days ago
So that's where it went!? There was a shop exactly like this on Montague rod West End ...and I always found interesting stuff to buy.
by goretti (score: 0|6) 1736 days ago
Yes Lynne, I do know where that shop is tucked away in Cannon Hill Shopping Centre - what a trove of treasures can be purchased there. Thanks for writing about it.
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|1491) 2230 days ago
The items in the first picture are for a $ each .. but anything after that are priced over 2$. Most of the items are priced above Bargain City or reject shop or Crazy clarks for that matter. Thanks Lynne for showing this shop but driving from clayfield to Cannon Hill was definitely not worth it.. I would give it a miss.
by eisen (score: 1|11) 2227 days ago
As far as I know they are still at Cannon Hill
by Lynne Cargill (score: 2|768) 215 days ago
Looks like a need to trip down that way for a squizz! Thanks for the heads up :)
by t_hak (score: 0|3) 2229 days ago
Wow sounds very interesting, I think those "rat traps" would come in handy as Possum transporters to greener pastures.
by judiron (score: 1|53) 2229 days ago
Actually they are possum traps. Please remember that possums can not be moved more than 25 metres from where they are found. They are likely to die if left in another possums area.
by Dennis from Holland Park (score: 1|10) 2227 days ago
Where have they moved too
by Overt (score: 0|2) 216 days ago
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