Second-hand stores, sometimes referred to as opportunity shops or op-shops,
offer a cheaper alternative for students on a tight budget. These shops offer donated clothes, furniture and household goods at a cheaper price. You may like to try Blackwood Lions on Shepherds Hill Road (Saturday morning) and shops such as Salvation Army, Vinnies Family Centres and Goodwill Industries. You can find the locations of these shops through your internet search engine.
Second hand items can also be found online through Trading Post at very reasonable prices. However, you will need to organise to collect the goods if the seller cannot assist you with delivery. You can also look for second-hand furniture and domestic goods on gumtree or ebay.
Notice boards around campus are a good resource to use too.