I buy 99% of our little one’s toys. We’re fortunate enough to have two AMAZING charity shops in our local village. I’ve gotten well over €1,000 worth of toys for just a couple of hundred bucks in the past couple of years. I regularly get toys that are between €2 and €10 (that are in Excellent shape, some still obviously New) that retail for anywhere between €15 and €50.
I do it out of convenience and because I’m the one out during the day running errands. And, they have such good things and such high turnover you really have to go Frequently to get the best items. He’s fine with the arrangement because he hates shopping for anything, especially in crowded toy stores. And, how can you argue if your spouse comes home with €50 worth of quality toys for €10?
I’ve also bought tons of clothes this way, though it was mostly in the [name]LITTLE[/name] sizes, because they wear them for such a short time that there’s a high turnover for infants. I once got a bag full of clothes with tags still on, for €10.
So, I’m definitely the one that does most of the shopping and I’m a definite bargain hunter! Though, I don’t really have to “hunt”, it’s all right in front of me most of the time. I just have to scoop up the deals!