Want to start a treasure trove of antiques?

Antiques have always been in, vintage is very in and very now, and we can count on the fact that old stuff will always have value. Shopping for it, on the other hand, can be weirdly uninviting. Can I really head into an Antique shop when I don’t really know what exactly should I be buying? Yes … Read more

Are you new to buying used and are unsure if it’s right for you?

With rising concern about the environmental and ethical costs of the consumer goods industry worldwide, second-hand retail has seen growing importance over recent years. In the United Kingdom, there are a total of 3,943 store specialising in selling second-hand goods. Second-hand is an industry employing an average of 36 thousand people. During 2019, sales in … Read more

2Hand has a new name. Rumage!

Why buy new? Be first with second-hand. 2Hand has re-branded after user research into what we do and how we help. 2Hand is now known as rumage.com. We search all the listing and classified sites to make ethical shopping easier for you. We give you a wider choice, with less effort, placing it all in … Read more

Get into Repairing – Don’t dump it!

After the New year it often seems like the perfect pause we all need to take stock, not just of the year and your life but literally ….. take stock! How many duplicate items do you have in your house now after a very generous gift of a new phone, bike, reading lamp or games … Read more

Why choose secondhand?

Some of us haven’t appreciated the art of shopping second hand and the thought of buying something used, for some, can be off-putting. Often, we associate people who shop second hand, with people who have very little money. And, some of us just like things fresh out of the packaging, sparkly and new. However, this … Read more

The story of getting BoobyTrap back to the sea

Simon Spolton tells us his journey from idea to reality… I have been racing a boat called a Flying Fifteen for years with my great friend from Uni, but decided that a change of pace was required, I wanted to spend more time sailing with my family – wife Jo and kids of 10 and … Read more

Let’s love our planet this Christmas

It’s an expensive time of year if you are buying gifts. However, there are lots of pre-loved sites selling lots of ‘still in the box’ goodies. Last December here at rumage.com we saw a huge spike in people using our service. The reasons they gave were the hunt for a bargain that was new or nearly … Read more

This is the ideal time to de-clutter life & make some room

We’ve finally made it to December but, if you are scratching your head about how to make space for any new goodies, it could be the ideal time to de-clutter.  In our house this is the time of year when we think a little about others as we make ready to receive some new gifts.  … Read more

How to wrap up Christmas and be planet friendly

As we clear up the remains of sagging pumpkins thoughts often skip past bonfire night to the height of consumer chaos….Christmas. This year however, the word is out that Christmas could be difficult to purchase.  Things are getting tricky Shortages of lorry drivers and shipping backlogs are creating havoc. Popular toys like Paw Patrol vehicles … Read more

Beware! Black Friday may not bring you happiness!

Since 2020’s Black Friday was an online-only gig thanks to the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, eager shoppers may be quicker than ever to head back to the High Street in person come November 26th 2021. This year could be the biggest physical shopping event of the year. And, as always there is then Cyber Monday, which … Read more