Surviving second hand shopping – II

Setting up one’s home is always an uphill task, often correlated to one’s bank balance. Luckily, Delft has some treasure troves for bargain hunters. Here’s a look at some more.

’t Goeie Doelen Winkeltje
Loosely translated to mean the little charity shop, it’s packed to the brim with knick-knacks; from cutlery to silverware, endless rows of mugs and glasses (champagne to sherry), old clothes, shoes, CDs, DVDs and even the odd monitor thrown in. Everything is priced around a couple of euros and is extremely af¬fordable. The initiative was started over 20 years ago by a board of volunteers and all proceeds from sales go towards helping children in need. “There are seven of us on the board and we vote for which charity to donate to,” said Mieneke Rutgers, one of the board members.
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturdays: 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Yperstraat 46, 2611 SH Delft

’t Goeie Doelen – The Warehouse
An extension of the main shop, the warehouse stocks bigger items such as furniture, mirrors, wall planks and big paintings etc. If you’re lucky, you can get a sofa set for under €10 or a dining table set in great condition for less than €25. “Everything we sell is donated to us by people who are shifting or don’t need something anymore. We have a small cart on which to collect things, or people are welcome to drop things off. The price we set depends on the quality of the product,” said Peter Meyer, another board member.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 13:00 – 17:00
Every last Saturday of the month: 12:00 – 16:00
Address and Website: same as above

Student Sale Delft
In 2011, Greek student Nefeli Papapetrou started a Facebook group called Student Sale Delft after she noticed her newsfeed would fill up with For Sale posts at the end of a semester. Today the group has over 8,800 members and membership is now by invitation only. But, if you can get a friend to nominate you for the group, great deals await you. An average of 10 new items go on sale here every day – most commonly bikes and household goods. You can buy an old Batavus bike for €80 or a flatscreen TV for €100, old utensils for €5 or an IKEA bed for €25. “The idea behind the group was for fair-priced sales. If you post about a sale in Student Sale, your goal should be to pass something on to another person and not to make profit. A lot of people shared this idea, and now you even see people giving things away for free,” said Papapetrou.

Used Products Delft
Open since April 2013, Used Products Delft claims to be the ‘largest second hand shop with guarantee in the Netherlands’. Unlike other second hand shops, all electronic items sold here are carefully tested and sold with a one month guarantee. They also have an online selection which includes items like an iPad keyboard for €14.95 and a collection of DVDs priced around €10 each. Gamers might be interested in a Play Station 3 console for €29.99. You can also sell or exchange your old products here as well.
Mondays: 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 10:00 – 18:00
Fridays: 10:00 – 21:00
Saturdays: 10:00 17:00
Address: Binnenwatersloot 24, 2611 BK Delft

Kringloopwinkel Rataplan
In July 2016 a brand new second-hand warehouse opened in Delft. With a space of around 2,500 m2, it’s enormous. It has its own café, bike and sewing workshops and a wide range of goods that are neatly sorted by type and colour.
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00 – 18:00
Fridays: 9:00 – 21:00
Saturdays: 10:00 – 17:00
Address: Turbineweg 14-16, 2627 BP Delft

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