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Published February 4th 2020
Pre-loved goods & new furniture
Searchers End 2nd Hand But Not 2nd Best
Searchers End 2nd Hand But Not 2nd Best, 228 North St, Rockville


You'll be surprised what you can find if you're in the mood to go bargain-hunting. Here's a list of thirteen of the best secondhand stores in Toowoomba.

Fiveways New & Used Furniture

With a large range of new furniture, Fiveways New & Used Furniture could introduce you to some unusual styles. Not necessarily bargain prices, but reasonable. Much statuary, mostly smaller sizes. Antiques, with limited antique homewares, bric-a-brac, beds, dining suites, mattresses. The staff are extra friendly and helpful. Have fun exploring three large areas of pre-loved and new items.
Address: 163 Jellicoe St, Newtown
Ph: 07 4632 7069
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm, Sat 8am-12pm

Five Ways Second Hand Store Toowoomba
Explore the corridors for that perfect find at the Fiveways New & Used Furniture store.


Orphans & Widows

Orphans & Widows pride themselves on sourcing the best quality secondhand clothing and accessories. A Christian concern, the store was started to offer genuine, competitive bargains. Good quality handbags and shoes, a smattering of jewellery including some new, lots of clothing. Children's clothing, books, toys and bedding. Donations gratefully received at the counter. Friendly, helpful service.
Address: 28-32 Russell St, Toowoomba City
Ph: 07 4638 7307
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 4pm

Orphans & Widows second hand store Toowoomba City
Orphans & Widows have very competitive prices, 28 Russell St, Toowoomba.


Searcher's End: 2nd Hand, But Not 2nd Best

Searchers End 2nd Hand But Not 2nd Best have an expansive store offering used furniture, lots of mattresses, white goods, bric-a-brac, the odd musical instrument, electrical goods, antiques and more. You just might find that unique item you're searching for. Prices on antiques can be negotiated. The staff are always smiling and friendly with a sense of humour and you can also meet the friendly galah.
Address: 228 North St, Rockville
Ph: 07 4634 7011
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 3pm

Searcher End second hand store goods
Sample of assorted goods at Searcher's End.


Vinnies Toowoomba

Vinnies Toowoomba stock donated items including clothing and shoes for all the family, accessories, Manchester, toys, books, bric-a-brac, media and more. They are also a 'Containers for Change Recycle Express' site, so bring along eligible drink containers for a 10c refund. It's rewarding to shop with St Vincent de Paul.
Address: Madonna House, 689 - 691 Ruthven St, South Toowoomba
Ph: 07 4632 9960
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm, Sat 8:30am-12pm

Collectables

With a heart of gold, Collectables boutique op shop is a Yellow Bridge Qld initiative, giving work experience to persons with a disability, some of whom have begun their own popup businesses in jewellery or aromatic soap making for example. Secondhand goods are rotated weekly and include bric-a-brac, homewares, limited clothing and accessories.
Address: 2a Station St, Toowoomba City
Ph: 07 4639 3821
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am - 4pm, Sat 9am - 1pm

Collectables boutique second hand store Station Street Toowoomba
Quaint Collectables is a 5 minute walk from Grand Central Shopping Centre.


The Cash shop

Toowoomba's oldest established pawnbroker, The Cash Shop loan, buy and sell. They are gold buyers whose range includes DVDs, musical instruments, electrical goods, jewellery, sporting goods, games and consoles. Reasonable cash purchases. You may even find unusual items at a bargain price.
Address: 51 Russell St, Toowoomba City
Ph: 07 4632 1074
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5pm, Sat 8:30am - 1pm

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army store at 10 Snell St offer mattresses, fridges, clothing, bric-a-brac, books and more. The Salvation Army Family Store is an attractive venue (20 Prescott St) with clothing, good quality furniture, homewares including a large range of high-quality glassware, blankets and bric-a-brac. Supporting the 'Salvos' helps so many in need.
Ph: 13 72 58
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am- 4pm, Sat 9am - 12:30pm (2pm at Prescott St)

Life Line
With several stores to choose from, you're sure to pick up a bargain at Life Line. The 302 Ruthven Street (near Chalk Dve) and Anzac Avenue (Cnr Boothby St) sites have a plethora of clothing. Furniture is the big thing at their Herries Street Superstore. All have clothing, accessories, books, bric-a-brac, linen, toys and more. LifeLine supports 'Work for the Dole' volunteers. A quieter venue, the Range Shopping Centre branch (11 James St) stock lots of books and magazines, DVDs, CDs and puzzles as well as a smaller range of clothing and accessories. Other venues are at Wyalla Plaza (238a Taylor St) and Wilsonton Shopping Centre (Cnr Bridge St & Richmond Dve).
Ph: 07 4688 3703 (The Emporium, Ruthven St)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 4:30pm, Sat 9am - 2pm

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What a great selection of stores to explore and find unusual items on the Downs.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|3911) 713 days ago
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