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Entrance to the recycle shop
So today I'm going to talk about thift store/recyle shops in Japan! I don't have much experience with them, though I used to go to thift stores in the US alot (to find 80s toys haha) So I don't feel like a huge novice XD
These photos come from one particular recycle shop that I stopped by on the way home from that local matsuri. I never had been inside one before so I was interested in the items and prices.
Used rice cookers
Used fridges with odd junk in the background XD
Of course this is just one shop, so I don't know about average recycle shop prices, but this particular one didn't seem like a great value to me as an American haha. The electronic devices are what most people go looking for at recycle shops I imagine, because electronics are ridiculously expensive in Japan!
Plush tiger, indian chief carvings, taxidermy duck and a surf board...
The prices of the rice cookers was about 75$ for a used higher end model, a new one I guess would be about double that price, but I feel a bit gutted to spend that much on something thats already been used haha! And the mini-fridges were around 140$ used, here in the US you can get a new mini fridge for about the cost of that rice cooker.
But the electronics are not really the interesting things in this recycle shop. They had a ton of odd things and kitschy decorations. Like a giant stuffed bear, Indian head dresses, a kayak, wet suits etc.
Left over anime figures
I took some photos of the toy
Should've made that profit haha!
It was just 1,050 yen and they sell for around 75$ to 100$ on ebay XD I didn't have money with me and I never went back. What a nerd I am. I wonder if its sill there?
Well they didn't have many clothes or toys really, so I guess this was a household goods and interior decoration shop XD It was fun to look around, though I don't think I'll ever need to buy a fridge in Japan haha!