Chinese shoppers are increasingly turning to second-hand goods to save money during a time of economic difficulties. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese shoppers are increasingly turning to second-hand goods to save money during a time of economic difficulties. Photo: Shutterstock

China’s booming second-hand market is perfect for penny-pinching, but maybe skip the used socks

  • Hundreds of millions of China’s second-hand e-commerce shoppers are finding the market heavily saturated after decades of consumption-fuelled economic growth
  • The trade of used goods in China has become more commonplace as e-commerce platforms have matured and reduced some of the online fraud that was once more commonplace

Chinese shoppers are increasingly turning to second-hand goods to save money during a time of economic difficulties. Photo: Shutterstock
Chinese shoppers are increasingly turning to second-hand goods to save money during a time of economic difficulties. Photo: Shutterstock
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