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Cash strapped Spaniards buy second-hand

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Cash strapped Spaniards buy second-hand


With many Spaniards struggling to make ends meet, many have found a novel way to find one off items on a budget.

A growing number of people are breaking the habit of a lifetime and starting to buy goods second hand.

Shoppers are now looking for all kinds of things which they had previously only considered buying new, from clothes to cars.

Angel Rodriguez, a car salesman said: “Everything’s changed, six or seven years ago we sold four or five new cars for every used car, now it’s the other way around.”

Retail sales in Spain have slumped as the country enters its second recession in as many years, but second hand stores are one of the few places reporting huge increases. A result of struggling Spaniards learning to bag bargains and make do and mend.

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