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Poll From: 05/24/2013

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How much of your clothing was owned by someone else before you? Submitted By katiedid425, FL
None of it.
Very little.
Some.
Half.
Most.
All.
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SayWHATdude
on 07/19/13
None. I don't wear previously worn clothes. Ick.
AnahiCalderon
on 06/05/13
LOL no percentage said "All"
aznails
on 05/29/13
carolynk616 liked this  
I just returned home from my millionaire sister's house in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida with about $2,000 worth of "used, pre-owned, pre-worn" clothing. My sister LOVES to shop and spends around $20,000 a year on designer clothing, accessories, shoes, sunglasses, etc.. She just happened to clean out her 150 square foot walk-in closet just before my arrival, and I was the lucky recipient of LOTS of expensive used clothing and accessories. Yes, I even took some of her bras and underpanties! In my hometown, I often shop at Thrift Stores and get some great deals on name brand used clothing. So, no, I am not above wearing anyone's used stuff.
siritunge
on 05/24/13
momma0930 and 2 others liked this  
The fact its around 0% just shows how much consumerism has overrun our people...
JudyandB09
on 05/24/13
it's truly sad that our society has come to that :-(
dhfhs2
on 05/24/13
SayWHATdude and 6 others liked this  
I refuse to wear second hand underwear/socks.
speciallady40
on 05/28/13
Socks, yes! Underwear, NO!
CrazyKay1003
on 05/24/13
renaterenee and 29 others liked this  
Ah the elite people of SB.
Too good to wear used clothes, yet not too good to be here.
TPayne99
on 05/28/13
Or kids who are well off but here aprents wont buy them everything. I am in this situation and I know they shouldn't and I do jobs to make money but just using swag search makes a lot gift cards the kids like me probably make up 15% of the 26%
danakscully64
on 05/24/13
GAME3 and 1 others liked this  
Just because we don't have hand me downs, we're "too good" to wear used clothes? There you go judging people for no reason. You know why I don't have used clothes? My sisters and friends aren't the same size as me. My middle sister is a size 0, my older sister is constantly pregnant and in maternity clothes. My friends are all shorter, taller, larger, or smaller. I've been wearing the same clothes for years, I typically buy shirts randomly when I see a nice one or buy the same jeans I always buy because I know they fit right.
Rusty99
on 05/24/13
ZappySphink liked this  
I usually get my new clothes free using amazon codes.
Swaggin626
on 05/24/13
ok so I always buy new clothes like every week but I buy them on clearance and the only reason im here is to get paypal money for the stuff mommy won't buy me
laciejay
on 05/24/13
Swaggin626 and 1 others liked this  
I very rarely buy clothing for myself, but when i do, I will definitely buy it new because clothes last a very long time for me. There is no point buying a second hand shirt that will last another year or two when i can buy a shirt that I will own for close to 10 years. I still have clothing that I wore back in high school and I am 29 yrs old now. Not to mention if I do buy new clothing I shop the clearance racks. The stuff at the salvation army half the time is same price as brand new. And when they do not fit me anymore, I use the material and sew new clothing for my daughters. But I guess it's ok to judge people without even knowing anything about them.
Vitzeke
on 05/24/13
kittenkagome and 3 others liked this  
It really depends.
Some new clothes are cheaper or just the same price as some used clothes so might as well buy new. Like ebay, swapmeets, or in stores under clearance aisles.

As for used clothes, sometimes using sibling clothe is just as good. it really depends. and swagbucks is just extra cash. I mean, if you're surfing the web might as well get points for them.
kiba123
on 05/24/13
triathlon29 liked this  
LOLLL so true
AronAnnie
on 05/24/13
you mean too full of yourself
BIGbarb70
on 05/24/13
GAME3 and 2 others liked this  
yeah and some ppl are too big to wear other's clothing. it's not about being too good.
catsinjax
on 05/24/13
There is plus size resale stores too. We even have a very upscale one here where I live.
RowenaRavenclaw
on 05/24/13
Which usually has the styles many people don't like. Thanks, but I'd rather not go around wearing huge, orange gross stuff. I buy everything BUT clothes at thrift stores.
clarea1
on 05/26/13
speciallady40 liked this  
Actually I've found a lot of Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, etc brands at thrifts stores that are still in excellent condition.
KiaDel
on 05/24/13
ZappySphink liked this  
Well, that isn't me. I've bought new and used. My recent stuff just isn't used, though. Most of it is packed up where I bought them. :P
sammy0354
on 05/24/13
danakscully64 and 2 others liked this  
I'm not too good to wear used clothes. It's more or less me worrying about my safety traveling to a very unsafe part of town for a $3 shirt, or going somewhere else and getting them new. I don't feel like worrying about getting mugged just to get a piece of clothing.
clarea1
on 05/26/13
There are several thrift stores near me that aren't in bad areas. They maybe in older buildings, but the neighborhoods aren't bad.
ZappySphink
on 05/24/13
Smoopy65 liked this  
Yeah, I probably wouldn't thrift if all the stores were in tragically, hopelessly dangerous neighborhoods. But I've never seen one in a lousy neighborhood. Usually they are in commercial areas, strip malls, etc, at least in the three metro areas I've lived in. I hope the tradesy thing works out for you. I'll have to check it out as well!
lizgood22
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 liked this  
You shouldn't worry so much about possibly getting mugged. More people would rather go to the rich side of town to mug someone anyway. Not the cheap side. I think you'll be just fine traveling to that "unsafe" part of town. Especially during the day. Live a little. Geez
triathlon29
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
There are online thrift stores too. I signed up for the email list for one right here on swagbucks and I got a few swagbucks for it. I keep meaning to shop their sometime.
sammy0354
on 05/24/13
Now that is something I had no idea about.
triathlon29
on 05/24/13
It's called tradesy. Not sure if swagbucks still has the special offer with it.
speciallady40
on 05/28/13
Wow! TY for the info. Never knew of any online thrift stores until now. U r a God's send and a blessing for sharing this & I will look n 2 this too.
purplepuppy2
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 11 others liked this  
I thought I'd have to scroll further down for the judgmental comments. Thank you for saving me time.
OlliesBest
on 05/24/13
danakscully64 and 2 others liked this  
What part of the more than 70% of the respondents who say that at least some of their clothes are used gives you that elite impression? Way to understand how to read poll results....
musicgamer
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 8 others liked this  
And then there's those of us who are in the "Most" that don't have money to buy new clothing whenever they want.
al1as11111
on 05/24/13
HoldenMoreland and 3 others liked this  
LOL! (No one said they weren't cheap clothes, just not worn by anyone else.)
rawcketmann
on 05/24/13
Swaggin626 and 1 others liked this  
its not about being too good. do you use a strangers toothbrush?
bettdev
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 7 others liked this  
Clothing does not scrub the inside of body orifices. I hope. Bleach and hot water will kill anything i have a need to worry about. Mom always said: "Make do with what you have, until you can do better." She raised 6 kids alone, so she knew a thing or two.
dmridley51
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 8 others liked this  
there is a big difference between "used clothing" and a "strangers toothbrush" The two don't even compare. As far as used clothes, there is such a thing as a washer and dryer or the dry cleaners.
redfoxboots
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 14 others liked this  
New clothing is soaked in formaldehyde and stored in warehouses which is a common home for rats. You don't notice it, but there has likely been a rat hair or feces on that brand new shirt at some point. Tack on the formaldehyde, and you have a pretty nasty shirt. This is why you're suppose to wash new clothing first! So, what's the difference between washing something with rat feces and embalming fluid and washing secondhand clothing in good condition?
triathlon29
on 05/24/13
Elecia1977 and 4 others liked this  
A number of years ago I worked in a warehouse for a first hand store that was selling items that were quite expensive. All I can say about the warehouse is it was gross! Not only was there a mouse problem, there was such a mouse problem it actually caused a snake problem in the warehouse too.

Stuff from a second hand store is probably cleaner.
lookitsatree
on 05/24/13
Elecia1977 and 2 others liked this  
While the clothing is treated w/ myriad chemicals--not just the finisher formaldehyde, but dyes and treatments to make it lay or act a certain way, not to mention all the chemicals that can already be on the fibers before shaping them into the clothing they become (pesticides, anyone?)--the chemicals and liberal use of plastic bagging are supposed to keep away pests like rats, who would otherwise eat/damage the clothing. Still nasty, but no need to suggest there's hair and stuff still stuck to it. Carcinogens should be enough of a deterrent. Wash those clothes! Well!

Kudos to the upcyclers~
redfoxboots
on 05/25/13
rats still crawl on it. rats still poop. In food, the companies can get away with VERY small amounts of insect legs and rat hairs because their good must be stored in warehouses, in which their is no avoiding. More is allowed with clothing. Does anyone recall the bedbug outbreak in clothing? American Eagle, I believe.
CrazyKay1003
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 7 others liked this  
Food for thought... How many people do you think might have come into the store and tried on those "new" clothes before you came in and bought them?

Think maybe more than a few? lol.
speciallady40
on 05/28/13
EW! But true!
HoldenMoreland
on 05/24/13
:O
omglookakitty
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 6 others liked this  
LOL. I used to work retail. We used to find skin flakes on cloths. Also... people don't always wear their underwear when trying on bathing suits. YUCK!
kmhagen
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 12 others liked this  
Someone has to buy clothes in order for thrift stores to have clothes to sell at low prices.
triathlon29
on 05/24/13
Smoopy65 and 1 others liked this  
That doesn't invalidate Kay's statement. I buy new clothes sometimes (but not the low end sweat shop stuff) and I also buy used clothes. I also donate clothes including sometimes clothes which I got used.

Also lots of the clothes that come to thrift shops are clothes that are not seeing any use by their previous owner anyway and that they may have had for a while.
triathlon29
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 3 others liked this  
PS Also sometimes I just find clothes and other items that others have discarded in the trash. That is the best deal of all.
speciallady40
on 05/28/13
I thought I was the only one who did this. Glad to know that I'm not.
johnwx69
on 05/28/13
All of my clothes are bought at thrift stores, so technically they were owned by someone before me. Does that count?
AH NEVER MIND, i'm not gonna waste my time, this was a stupid poll anyway.
babyeco
on 05/27/13
We only have clothes because of used clothes. I'm divorced and my ex has control over every move I make and he has it so if I get a job I can't raise my children. The choice I have is give my children to him (he is extremely abusive) or live with them in poverty. We are very creative in getting our needs met
clarea1
on 05/26/13
I love going to thrift stores to buy clothes! I have found a lot of name brand items that are still in excellent condition for really cheap and I'm not ashamed.
funnymatt
on 05/25/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
times are tough for a lot of people.so we need to get clothes from thrift stores
usafsam
on 05/25/13
alikat72 liked this  
I have some wonderful consignment stores near me where I get really high end clothing like that carried at Belks, Macy's, and JCP. (Alfred Dunner, Ann Taylor, Liz Claiborne, Tommy Bahama, Caribbean Joe, Sag Harbor etc.,.) I pay pennies on the dollar for what they would have been if bought new at the mall. It is my way of helping save the environment thru Reuse, Recycle, & Reduce. It allows me to avoid the malls. With the exception of my electronics and a few pieces here and there, many items in my house were owned by someone before me. I have many antiques to include my Grandmother's 1940's Singer sewing machine. Even my 3 vehicles in the driveway are preowned, and I have no car payments.
mickeyfangirl
on 05/25/13
carlossolla and 1 others liked this  
I have a lot of hand-me-downs from my sister.
conniemarie123
on 05/25/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
I am amazed that more people do not have part of there wardrobe as used.
mgtheman
on 05/24/13
I have an amazing old-fashioned trench coat that originally belonged to my grandfather.

And when I say trench coat, I mean an actual *trench* coat, worn in the trenches during World War 1.
mgtheman
on 05/24/13
Actually it might be a greatcoat. It looks really cool but history of fashion and/or war is not my strong suit.
jiji31
on 05/24/13
I only get lil of it bc its my moms stuff.
UsernameMan
on 05/24/13
what am i 8 years old? none of it.
scottjumper1977
on 05/24/13
i buy my own stuff. i do not wear other peoples stuff.
SwagScary
on 05/24/13
I used to have an aversion to Hand-Me-Downs as a child because everything my mom tried to force on me was waaaaaay too big, but that was then. Now, some of my favorite pieces are used & if it fits, I've no problem with "pre owned" apparel, especially if it's a high quality, high end piece! Not underwears, though! Ack!
SilentDragon
on 05/24/13
ElloryClaire liked this  
'Very little' because I have some things that belonged to family members (my mom, aunt, uncle, etc.) but I won't wear things that belonged to strangers (or even some people I've known) because that skeeves me. Ugh. Same with things like linens, upholstered furniture, things that touch food, etc. I also won't usually risk $ on used electronics. What I do buy 2nd hand are things like books, antiques, collectibles, video games & so on. I buy my clothes new but cheap, shopping clearance with extra sales & coupons, etc.
JudyandB09
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 4 others liked this  
we have a local church that every Wednesday they have a clothing swap, and you can find brand names there, like Old navy and Aeropostal, but i also love the Salvation Army, Goodwill and YARD SALES :-) there's no need to spend hundreds of dollars on clothing
ppelster16
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 6 others liked this  
Love thrifting it's such a rush
jhenson36
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 10 others liked this  
Nothng wrong with second hand clothes
BambiBabi
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 2 others liked this  
unless there to small
KewaneeKid
on 05/24/13
Between my birthday and Christmas, I have several new fall/winter tops and skirts. I also get several t-shirts from different groups. Otherwise, I love free boxes, swapping, and thrift shops.
musique0527
on 05/24/13
JudyandB09 and 1 others liked this  
Clearly, not a lot of people like going thrift shopping...bummer, it's so much fun!
CBizcocho
on 05/24/13
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FunFilled
on 05/24/13
Darxhabc and 2 others liked this  
you are very narrow minded.
morimunda
on 05/24/13
Darxhabc and 6 others liked this  
Go ahead & use any means necessary to prop yourself up (even with something as trivial as CLOTHES) if it makes you feel "superior" to others. In the end you just sound like a stuck up spoiled brat.
KVotano
on 05/24/13
Gader1 and 2 others liked this  
Uhhhh... What about vintage clothes? Those were OBVIOUSLY worn by other people... and a lot of good vintage isn't cheap.
ladycisme
on 05/24/13
camosweetie and 9 others liked this  
How old are you? You sound pretty immature in your thinking. Not to mention spoiled.
Violinstef
on 05/24/13
Darxhabc and 11 others liked this  
And for people who are more open-minded than you are.
RossTheBoss4
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r and 2 others liked this  
That, my friend, is simply not true!
Swiggle52
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r liked this  
Nope, not true!
CaptainGinyu
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 27 others liked this  
It's also for people who wanna pop some tags and have $20 in their pocket! XD
speciallady40
on 05/28/13
Gaderseven liked this  
I'm agreeing with the $20 part b/c I always save money shopping at thrift stores.
Gaderseven
on 10/17/13
Gader1 liked this  
I go to the Salvation Army
jodieandvee
on 05/24/13
lol
profile1
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 8 others liked this  
And Hey...It was 99 cents!
jodieandvee
on 05/24/13
lol
samanthabell0706
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r liked this  
Really!?
TheStampLady
on 05/24/13
camosweetie and 22 others liked this  
I'm not poor or a little sibling, and I very rarely buy new clothing. Total waste of money in my opinion.
jodieandvee
on 05/24/13
speciallady40 and 4 others liked this  
I save a lot of money using second hand items. Not just clothing but several other things as well. I'm a mom of five and became ill and took out of work and on disability. I try several different ways to save money including, couponing, hand me downs, thrift shopping, sampling websites, being a member of websites like Swagbucks. My niece and I like to trade things also like nail polish, jewelry and perfume. Every little bit helps. I like it when someone stops me in the street or in a store etc and asks me where I got my shoes or clothing from. I tell them and they are like "Really?" If you do not make much money and have financial difficulties than I would recommend trying trifting and/or some of the other ways to spend money.
bluela
on 05/24/13
rainboweverafter and 1 others liked this  
Unfortunately, very little at the moment, but that's because in the past few years I've gained weight and had to buy more clothes and there are no secondhand clothes stores around here. Plus it's actually quite hard to find larger sizes secondhand. It used to be ranging from some to most, and I still have some of those items, but they don't fit. I still look for secondhand furniture, household items, and decor (I even walk around the neighborhood on trash day to collect good discards). But I just don't have the same clothes-thrifting opportunities I used to.
freeflowing89
on 05/24/13
Darxhabc and 1 others liked this  
Thrifting is the way!
LizzieK
on 05/24/13
loopymomma and 1 others liked this  
Almost everything I own right now
kayd33sam97
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r and 1 others liked this  
I want to try thirfting
jolpori27
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r liked this  
Didnt really think about doing it
ash4476
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r and 2 others liked this  
So much of my wardrobe is my mom's old vintage clothes. :)
25Shadow75
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r liked this  
Yes, Duh, The Store.....

But, I believe I'm the only one who has ever worn them.
Broncos6335
on 05/24/13
dubbedsk8r liked this  
it is not for poor people
Farwood
on 05/24/13
CleverCat and 3 others liked this  
We live in a rural area so there aren't any maternity stores and the only place that sells new baby clothing is Walmart. So it was easier to buy good quality baby and maternity clothing from local second hand stores then to travel or pay shipping for new.
I don't have a problem with second hand clothing as it is a little greener and often keeps the money in the community (and often supports local charities).
princesslollie
on 05/24/13
GAME3 liked this  
I get used clothes sometimes..if its nice not stained ,ripped or shrank by all means..i give my youngest daughter her big sisters out grown clothes all the time...saves me money..i have no shame
Gabrie1a
on 05/24/13
CleverCat and 4 others liked this  
If you struggle with the idea of "made in china" goods, where you get depressed just thinking of the dismal treatment of the factory worker, buying thrift morally makes more sense... the item has already been made and bought, you are now helping the environment by not buying new which wouldve used more resources and energy to make.
HunterDX77M
on 05/24/13
Swaggin626 and 1 others liked this  
Perks of being the oldest. :)
CornPicknDogLvr
on 05/24/13
It was all hand-me-downs/thrift store, until I was old enough to start buying for myself. Now I have a little bit of both.
adilmyc
on 05/24/13
oldest kid
asj009
on 05/24/13
None
MewMew34
on 05/24/13
Currently not much, though I do have a few things I've got from thrift stores or eBay. Most of my clothes I bought new, but I've also had most of it for several years. Only a few t-shirts are newer than that.
kristanonline
on 05/24/13
princesslollie liked this  
Love this! Has tons of savings!
99hockey
on 05/24/13
princesslollie liked this  
I use hand me downs all the time. It is less money, and clothes are clothes! Just gotta wash them in your favorite laundry soap and they are yours.
mary09
on 05/24/13
kittenkagome and 3 others liked this  
I buy all my work clothes at Goodwill as they get dirty and I can't see paying $20 or more for an item that will just get dirty. And no, my company does not pay for or reimburse me for my work clothes. So long as I wash them, I see no problem with wearing used clothes.
Saxty
on 05/24/13
CleverCat and 4 others liked this  
I love going to thrift stores for clothes I can easily use for DIY projects :)
I can also find incredibly unique pieces for a low price!
MeganUptain1215
on 05/24/13
Diondra and 4 others liked this  
clothes are clothes as long as they fit and look decent
ladycisme
on 05/24/13
Jab112 liked this  
I'm tall & thin so most of the time the only clothes I can find at thrift stores that fit are blouses and sometimes shorts.
Shelan
on 05/24/13
princesslollie and 1 others liked this  
It's better when you have a friend who is constantly buying new stuff and getting rid of almost new stuff!
bella2004
on 05/24/13
princesslollie liked this  
Thats my situation, but with my sister! She's actually given me stuff with tags still on them! If I don't like some of the clothing I will give it to a friend or neighbor. If nobody wants it, then I donate it.
AAARonnie777
on 05/24/13
GAME3 and 1 others liked this  
Some of my all time favorite things, were given to me.

My mom passed away in 1997, and I still have some of her pajamas and t shirts.
jennywithavon
on 05/24/13
With my height being 5'9 and my shoe size being between 11-12 in women's its hard for me to find clothes that will fit. When I do at a goodwill etc I will try and grab them, but most of my clothing budget goes to my son and the rest to my husband. I bought alot of my clothing a few years back and will buy some on sale, but I try to be frugal these days, JcPenney and Target mostly.

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