MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwire – May 15, 2012) – With the double dip recession in full swing, savvy UK homeowners are saving their money by filling their homes with second hand items.
Swinton, the UK’s leading high street retailer of home insurance surveyed 1,000 online customers and found that 27% regularly find second hand bargains to furnish homes.
Where once there was a stigma attached to buying second hand items, this now seems to be disappearing. Charity shops, online auctions sites and website such as Free Cycle were the main places customers go to when looking for bargains for their home.
In fact, nearly a fifth of homeowners (19%) admitted to showing off their best bargains to their friends and family, while only 5% said they were too embarrassed to admit that they had purchased second hand items for their home.