I’m a savvy shopper and I save £6k a year with cost-cutting hacks – I even buy second-hand SLIPPERS | The Sun

A SAVVY shopper says she saves £6,000 a year with cost-cutting hacks – and it's even see her buy second-hand slippers.

Emma Sendall, 26, has even gone as far as saying second-hand shopping has "changed her life".

While she's managed to buy all her Christmas gifts second-hand so far this year, Emma uses her shopping hacks all-year round.

The savvy shopper has come home with records, clothing, trainers and perfumes for a fraction of the price.

The 26-year-old even says she saves herself £6,000 a year by buying items at least 60% off the market rate.

Emma, who has dubbed herself "the queen of Vinted", mostly shops on the online marketplace, but will also occasionally shop on eBay and go to charity shops.

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The Norfolk woman said: "I think there is so much stuff that exists in the world. Why make more? There is so much stuff about.

"You can get some unique items, which are so much cheaper second hand.

"The world would be a better place if everyone shopped second hand.

"You can go into a shop and buy one thing for £40, or you can go second hand and buy 10 things for £40."

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Emma says there are some tips and tricks to master when buying second hand – including having something in mind you are looking for and realising if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

She said over the last three years she's only bought pre-loved clothes, and aims to complete her Christmas list with the same tactic.

Emma, who posts tips to her Tiktok account @emmasendalll, said: "At least half of my presents last year were second hand and this year I am trying to get all my gifts second hand.

"You can buy so much that is still brand new with tags.

"I save at least 60 percent of the money I would usually spend.

"Last year I bought my mum a brand new dressing gown from Next second hand and I paid £11.

"Some things are easier to come across second hand than others – items like clothes, slippers, jackets, books, music, phone cases, perfumes and aftershaves.

"If a perfume is normally £80, you can usually buy it for £40 second hand."

And, she says, children's toys are the easiest to buy second hand, adding: "My friend's child wanted a Paw Patrol gift that was around £100 in the shops and second-hand it was around £20.

"Obviously, it was missing stickers and it has some dints, but he is four years old."

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Emma's top second-hand Christmas gifts for adults are: Slippers and dressing gowns, picture frames, and beauty gift sets.

Her top second-hand gifts for children are: Toys, teddy bears and wellies.


  • Have something in mind that you are looking for
  • Don't be afraid to ask for more pictures and further information if you are shopping online
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
  • Keep an eye on items, you don't have to buy the first one that comes up.

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