I do it. I get loads of stuff in charity shops - one that springs to mind was one of DD's coats. I decided she would need a new winter coat ..... next day wandering round the local shops and spot a brand new Next coat for £2.50. Thank you universe!
Another time I needed to buy a long evening dress but didn't want to pay a fortune as I knew I might only wear it once (in fact have worn it 4 times but I didn't know that at the time!). So I ordered it ..... and low and behold in time for the event there was a lovely, black evening dress that fitted perfectly in the local charity shop.
And we've asked for dh's business to be successful - he builds campervans. We've asked for a steady supply of good, reliable vans to convert (which we've had), nice buyers (which we've had) and for two buyers for every van we sell so we are taking orders....... I just took a call from dh asking me to email some photos to someone - it's a friend of our last customer who wants us to build a van for her.
It works for us.
Now then ...... I need a second hand Rainbow Uniform for dd in good condition please universe .