As you know, we shop second hand here at Motherhugger Manor. We recently bought a second hand toaster and microwave. I'd rather not buy new if we can avoid it.
If you want to be part of the movement to avoid buying new, by way of helping the earth and your own budget, have a look at the Buy Nothing New site.
The idea is to get people thinking. Do you really need it? Where does it come from? Where does it go? Can you borrow or swap or buy second hand instead?
There seems to be more of a vintage/op-shop culture in Victoria. They have Savers Recycle Superstores that we don't have in NSW. Brotherhood Books are selling books online with free postage. In Victoria they have stylists visit Brotherhood of St Laurence Hunter Gather stores. That's very cool. I'd love that job!