do army shops provide value for money

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karenmok
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do army shops provide value for money

Post by karenmok » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:24 pm

Hello Kiasu Parents,
Do you visit army shops (as in beach road) to buy stuff for yourself/family/kids?
I find most of the army stuff drab coloured and getting something of quality is a matter of chance. Of course prices are not too steep.
What is your experience?
Much kiasu,
Karen

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Re: do army shops provide value for money

Post by floppy » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:56 pm

karenmok wrote:Hello Kiasu Parents,
Do you visit army shops (as in beach road) to buy stuff for yourself/family/kids?
I find most of the army stuff drab coloured and getting something of quality is a matter of chance. Of course prices are not too steep.
What is your experience?
Much kiasu,
Karen


At the end of the day, depends on what you are getting.
The quality is you pay for what you get.

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Re: do army shops provide value for money

Post by zbear » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:31 am

My kids do get stuff from there for their CCAs as they have a good range with reasonable price.

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Post by pinkydot1984 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:23 pm

Dont think they offer value for money. Last i went, they didnt have too many customers, hence no economies of scale. Hence prices will not be low

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Re: do army shops provide value for money

Post by sparks » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:43 pm

I was looking high and low for a shop to repair my son's torn deuter bag and finally found it there! Well sewn and so cheap ($6 or $8 only if I recall correctly) vs buying a new deuter bag! I am really thankful for these shops!


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Post by jliu76746 » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:46 am

I pride myself as a real bargain hunter on the prowl for anything cheap, always grateful to have these shops available.. so much savings for me!

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Post by CalvinS » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:28 am

When you shop at any thrift stores, you have to double check if the quality of the stuff you're buying is good and if it's value for your money. There are things where you can get at a bargain price with the luck of getting a good quality. So it really depends.

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Post by pokoyoko » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:56 am

sparks wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:43 pm
I was looking high and low for a shop to repair my son's torn deuter bag and finally found it there! Well sewn and so cheap ($6 or $8 only if I recall correctly) vs buying a new deuter bag! I am really thankful for these shops!
Agreed with the sewing shops. They are cheap and fast.

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Post by JassyT » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 am

Thrift-store shopping is best enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Squeezing in a visit when you’re short on time can be done, but if you’re just starting out, I recommend allotting at least an hour to browse so you’re not in a rush.

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Re: do army shops provide value for money

Post by JaneMary » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 pm

I think they are neither expensive nor cheap.
Items were sold most of the time around normal price ranges.

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