Best Savers find (so far)

IMG_3022Savers, is what we’d call in the Philippines as an ukay-ukay – a secondhand shop. Unlike the ukay-ukay in the Philippines, which are cramped and sometimes found in the sidewalk, Savers has a spacious interior. The clothes are grouped by type, size and color, which makes it easier to look for something that might fit you.

Apart from clothes for men, women and children, Savers also sell accessories like bags, scarves and shoes. There are household items like cups and saucers, plates and serving dishes, couches and chairs, even draperies for your windows. Inside the bins at the cashier’s booth are DVDs and videos in VHS. There’s also a number of music CDs available for sale, starting at 0.99 cents each.

My favorite section at Savers though, is the corner where all the books are. I’ve bought more than a couple of books from Savers, priced usually at $2.99 or $3.99 each. Today was no exception. Amongst a stack of coffee table books, I see one Loney Planet title:


Time and Tide by Peter Bennetts and Tony Wheeler, like new.

Inside are a beautiful collection of pictures, and quite possibly, a nice collection of words as well (I’ve yet to start reading it). On the title page though, I find this:

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The best bit? The price.


Oh yes, only $2.99.

Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. i think these places are great! A traveler always needs thrifty stores like this for basic gear and supplies!

  2. Natalie Trigear says:

    I love Melbourne, it’s the best shopping in Australia, really like American rag as I love that retro vibe.

    I recently decided to get a credit car (probably a bad idea) and used this site to get the best deals, my friends think I am crazy but I am going to use it for the frequent flyer points to :)

    Happy shopping!

  3. […] & Tide: The Islands of Tuvalu This was definitely my best bargain find in Australia. The book is in great condition, and it was even signed by the authors Peter Bennetts and Loney […]

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