Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fresh take on stock-take from Canberra eco-friendly and fair trade retailer

If you went to the Boxing Day clearance sales this year, you probably noticed that the crowds who arrived early got the best of the bargains. When you’re shopping with kids (or a pregnant belly!), or you have to work during the day, it’s a bit hard to line up for the door-buster stocktake sales.

Another problem with the usual January clearance sales is that the focus is on moving Christmas and summer stock – cards and decorations, summer clothing, toys etc. Most baby shops don’t have a big January sale, because they haven’t had to stock up on car seats or nappies for a Christmas gift-buying rush. Which means that if you’re looking for a bargain on baby basics, it’s hard to find at this time of year.

Canberra’s eco-friendly and fair trade baby shop, Brindabella Baby, has found an innovative way to beat the stocktake sale crowds, and make their unique product range available to bargain shoppers everywhere. Brindabella Baby will hold a Facebook Garage Sale, with most stock at cost price or less! With a move to new, better premises in March, Brindabella Baby are making an early start on clearing out product lines that won't be moving to the new location.

Pictures and descriptions of items, with a bargain basement price, will be posted on the Brindabella Baby Facebook page from 8pm Eastern daylight savings time on Wednesday, 27 January 2010. All you have to do is post in the comments if you want the item. On Thursday morning, Paypal invoices will be emailed out, with postage costs based on how much can be stuffed into pre-paid Express Post satchels.

There will be hundreds of items, with entire product ranges being discontinued – clothes, accessories, gourmet treats, carriers, nappies and more. And the first to comment gets the item, so make sure you don’t miss out! Become a Facebook fan today, and get ready for never-to-be-repeated bargains!


  1. Excellent Excellent idea, way to go ladies I will make sure I pop in and have a look!

  2. Wishing Emma all the best with her sale & move to be your neighbour!! He he, Market Girl always says she follows my comments, but she beat me to this one!! Love Posie

  3. Kate the garage sale was amazing, great idea! Thanks for sharing!