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Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop

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by Dave Walsh (subscribe)
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Published July 14th 2014
Update April 7th 2018
This op shop is no longer operating and closed.

Is it the cheapest second hand shop in Adelaide?
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Is the Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop the Least Known Second Hand Shop in Adelaide?


The Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop at The Repat is a little known thrift shop, located on the grounds of the Repatriation and General Hospital in Daw Park.

Despite knowing the area well and passing here often, I was completely unaware that this thrift shop was here. There's no advertising sign or other clue that the Friends of the Repat volunteers run this cheap second hand shop in Adelaide's southern suburbs. While taking photos for my article about Underground Bunkers and Tunnels in Adelaide I actually walked past the op shop before I noticed it.

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Inside the Op Shop at The Repat


One of the volunteers called out a hello to me, so I looked in the shop - always on the lookout for something unusual. It was also much warmer than outside on a freezing Adelaide day.

The Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop stocks pretty much the same as many other second hand shops - cheap shoes and retro clothing, vinyl records, a decent collection of second hand books, glassware and household goods, and quite an assortment of bric a brac.

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A Silver Platter & Goblet Set Among the Bric a Brac


It all looked clean and it was cheap. Many items of clothing were priced at only a few dollars, and their 78rpm records cost a dollar, with all proceeds going to the Repat patients and staff. While I didn't notice any antiques there was a sign for collectable precious books, but I didn't look further.

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Teddy Bears and Toys for Children


If you're looking for a pre loved teddy bear for you child, there were plenty to choose from and other toys for children are available too. But there is probably a lot more retro clothing for women and paperback second hand books than most other types of things.

There were plenty of surprises too though - a presentation case of silver goblets and a plate (pewter?), quite a variety of art works and prints, and herbs and plants to brighten up your garden.

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Cheap Shoes and Retro Clothing


I enjoy visiting the occasional second hand shop in Adelaide, and will be taking another look at the Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop. After all, it's as much about helping other people as helping yourself, and there was no pressure to buy. It's also not far from the Red Geranium Thrift Shop at Cumberland Park, so you can get two second hand shops in one trip.

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Household Goods and Bric a Brac


Entry to this hard to find thrift shop is from Goodwood Road, just south of the Springbank Road lights. There's even free parking on site outside the shop. I haven't found a Facebook page, but they have an entry on the SA Community page.
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Why? Perhaps the cheapest second hand shop in Adelaide
When: Weekdays 10am-3pm, weekends 11am-4pm
Phone: (08) 8276 9666 Ext. 51481
Where: Repatriation General Hospital, Daws Rd Daw Park, SA 5041
Cost: Cheap
Your Comment
Thankyou for the article. I though that I was aware of all the Op shops down south however I never knew the Repat had its own. I am looking forward to visiting it.

There is also another great hidden gem at the Minda campus in Brighton. It is only open Monday mornings and has a great array of clothing and knick-knacks.
by leann (score: 1|43) 1493 days ago
There is also a brilliant church op shop on Military Road at Grange, just near the corner of Grange Road. It's only open 10-3 on Friday but it is full of treasures and much cheaper than most op shops. Well worth a visit.
by diana (score: 1|28) 1493 days ago
I have also found the repat op shop, there is always that anticipation of the 'find'. But I almost walked out with several things I don't really need (toast rack?). Will be making a return visit.
by Jenny Esots (score: 3|1107) 1490 days ago
The Pre Loved Treasure Op Shop is actually North of the Springbank Road lights.
by robja (score: 0|7) 1345 days ago
ATTENTION: This op shop is no longer in operation and closed.
by Bebe (score: 1|26) 134 days ago
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