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Some Ideas For Scoring Used Gear and Clothing

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In light of a discussion in another thread, I have grabbed some ideas from various sources on where to look for used gear and clothing for Camino.

Note: I do not know how many of these suggestions are accessible internationally. . . if they are, that's great; if not, then perhaps someone else can post links to other sites.

The main purpose for the post was not to be a specific resource site, but as a take-off point for beginners to think outside of the box for alternatives for more budget-friendly options.


 

Barbara

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
I'll add one for France
leboncoin.fr
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Dave, I love resale "stuff", unfortunately all the local ones in my area are closed during the lockdown.
 

NorthernLight

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
Nice! I’ve already spotted something I’ve had my eye on.

I love charity/thrift stores.
 

Dromengro

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP - Leon 1984
Frances (2021)
Ex Army Stores.
Not many proper ones left now in the U.K.
There used to be a good one in Biarritz, probably not there now though after 30+ years, I believe I bought my first pair of French Ranger boots there.
Also carboot sales in the U.K. last year I bought a pair of new Meindl boots for £5
 

Roland49

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 July
One of my local hiking- / mountaineering-stores do sell used gear for his customers.
They check it, clean it and sell it. And take a fee of 10% of the price.

A reasonable source of good-quality gear. I bought my ultra-light rainjacket there and spent only 40% of the market-price for a almost new item.
 
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lindam

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, VDLP, Invierno, Portuguese, Madrid, Ingles, Fisterra, Muxia, Catalan/Aragones/Loyola Norte
In Spain, you can add wallapop.com. A huge range of second hand goods including sports equipment and clothing. I have purchased numerous Camino-related items there with no regrets.
 

peregrina2000

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I know this place is technically not within your description, but I have gotten such amazing deals here that I think it is something to consider. Like closeout Leki poles at 70% off, Ortlieb bike panniers for some ridiculous price I can’t even remember.

They used to be called Sierra Trading Post, but for some reason have changed their name to Sierra. I have a friend who was once at their brick and mortar store and said it was gear and clothing nirvana.

 

Mycroft

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I know this place is technically not within your description, but I have gotten such amazing deals here that I think it is something to consider. Like closeout Leki poles at 70% off, Ortlieb bike panniers for some ridiculous price I can’t even remember.

They used to be called Sierra Trading Post, but for some reason have changed their name to Sierra. I have a friend who was once at their brick and mortar store and said it was gear and clothing nirvana.

I heard (not sure if it is true) that Sierra TP were bought out by some big corporation in Boston, so maybe that's why the name change?? Makes me sad when 'original' stores are gobbled up by Big Business. They're never the same after that. Even that deeelish gelato, Talenti, was bought out by Unilever several years ago, and to save money they changed recipes and decreased the quality of ingredients--once you've tasted the original, the second gen just doesn't live up....
 
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Even that deeelish gelato, Talenti, was bought out by Unilever several years ago, and to save money they changed recipes and decreased the quality of ingredients--once you've tasted the original, the second gen just doesn't live up....
Don't even get me started on the mess they made of Twinkies when Hostess was purchased by a different corporation. :mad::rolleyes:

Hey, y'all stop judging me. . :p
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Don't even get me started on the mess they made of Twinkies when Hostess was purchased by a different corporation. :mad::rolleyes:

Hey, y'all stop judging me. . :p
Reminds me of 3 years I spent traveling around the country with an old time gospel tent ministry in the mid 1970's. There were seventy of us in the group and much of the food for our meals was donated by local churches. We were known to dumpster dive a few times, too. Anyway, in a particular city we were given opportunity to take all the outdated Twinkies (do they really ever go bad?) we could pack in the trunk of a big car. We were all thrilled for such great treats at the time...I've never had, nor wanted one since.😲
 
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