There are no hidden costs either - each item is $2 and you will be sure to find loads of stuff you want. It's very satisfying to get to the till with handfuls of clothing and then to only pay $20 for ten items. It's not often you get the chance to get good quality clothing as such a reduced rate.
The quality of the clothing is good - you can find some top clothing brands for women, men, children, babies, teens and elders.
10 tonnes of pre-loved quality clothing has been donated this year from pants, shirts, tops, shorts, hats, socks, swimwear and even underwear.
All the clothing is laid out on long tables and are in clear men, women and children sections. It does feel like a bit of a huge task when you first arrive as there is so much to look at. I'd suggest having a clear idea of what you hope to buy - that way you won't get too carried away.
Also take your time wondering around and find your rhythm - when clothes are piled on tables it can feel a bit much but the staff are there to tidy things throughout the day. When things are this cheap you could over purchase, but before you get to the till have another think and put back anything you don't really need. Remember there are no exchanges or refunds.
We bought lots of clothes at the last Lifeline Gold Coast $2 Clothing Sale, mostly for my 1 year old daughter and 5 year old stepdaughter. Let's face it, kids clothes are expensive especially when kids grow so quickly and only wear things for a few months. So this was perfect to get some needed basics like jeans, t-shirts and skirts but at about a tenth of a store price.
Also being just before Christmas you could get a few Christmas presents. We will certainly look to get the girls something again for Christmas.
Plus, as if getting lots of bargains wasn't enough you also get to feel all warm and fuzzy knowing that all proceeds from the Lifeline Gold Coast $2 Clothing Sale helps raise much needed funds for Lifeline services such as the 24-hour 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line for all Queenslanders.
The GCCEC is located in Broadbeach on the Gold Coast Highway. There is a bus and tram stop right outside and also lots of onsite parking available - although it is $10, so you may want to park in the Oasis Shopping Centre on Victoria Avenue, as that is free for 3 hours. When you arrive just follow the signs to the exhibition room. There are coffee vending machines and last time there was a sausage sizzle outside too.