Local Savings

Service: 5, Quality: 4, Price: 5
Lifeline Superstore Kremzow Road, Brendale, Queensland, Australia

This store has a great range of second hand and new furniture, electrical goods, clothing and household items. New stock is delivered daily, so it pays to keep watch. When I was recently furnishing my disabled son's new unit, I got a 3 seater tartan sofa in mint condition, and extremely comfy to boot, for a mere $75. An extendable dining table for $40 and 4 matching chairs for $35 came in the next day, and the day after scored us a double ensemble also in mint condition for $120.

The staff are also prepared to bargain on older stock, so if you know that something has been on the shop floor for a while (assuming you are prepared to drop in regularly), you can often negotiate an even better price.

This store has also yielded many items of clothing, shoes, luggage, books, household items such as lamps and side tables, and a stack of linen. All for bargain prices even for an op shop.

Delivery is available at a very reasonable price and they will supply phone numbers of their carriers.

Drop in often and keep note of what's in stock. New stock arrives daily. Anything that has been there a while can usually be bargained for a better price, although prices are already fair.

Real bargains are always outside the front door, such as outdoor setting for $15, and bikes for under $10.

Contributed by: Mimi, 11 May 2010