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In this context strained by inflation, 1 out of 2 French people today buys articles ofoccasions. Large surfaces have decided to adapt by creating places dedicated to articles ofoccasions.
Buying a telephone that has already been used or a table that is not quite new, faced with rising prices, the second-hand market is increasingly popular with the French. Some brands have been convinced to get started. In a clothing store, for the past year, certain departments have been reserved for second-hand items that you pay by weight. A boon for a nurse whose budget continues to decrease. “My racing budget has dropped by a good third”she says.
Another customer even gave up buying new. According to the store manager, more and more customers are buying second-hand. “10% come especially for thatthey don’t look new”, confirms the manager. In a supermarket, fryers or coffee machines were brought back by customers for money. The items are then resold for less.
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