Our society often views things as replaceable. You crack your phone, you get a new phone, you tear your pants, you buy new pants. Instead of fixing things we chuck them out and move on to the next. The value of second hand goods has decreased so much so that instead of people selling them, they just toss them onto the street hoping they’re picked up.
As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. From op shops to garage sales and second-hand markets, people have always loved trawling through preloved items for a bargain. Then eBay let us do it online. Now, new platforms are again looking to change the way we buy and sell second hand goods.