November 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm #256017BlueWrenMember
Thought this might be of interest to folk near Caboolture.I read about it in the SimpleSavings site newsletter.If you are familiar with this market you might like to add a comment.
“51 McNaught Road (via Pasturage Road) Off Bribie Island Road, Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Do you love to hunt down a bargain? Are you into recycling? Or are you just looking for somewhere different to mosey around on the weekend?
Then head on out to the Treasure Market at Caboolture. It’s the recycling area right next door to the landfill/rubbish dump. Don’t let that put you off though! Instead consider the things that people throw away – furniture, outdoor furniture including sun loungers, exercise equipment, gardening tools including pots and stands, outdoor play equipment, books, clothes, electrical goods – all it needs is some TLC and you have yourself a real bargain! The adage of one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is 100% true!
Those in the know turn up bright and early to get the best stuff. Take your trailer with you. The one time we didn’t take the trailer I spied an outdoor bamboo bar with two matching bar stools. Couldn’t fit them in the car, so someone else snapped up a bargain!
They are open Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am-1pm except Good Friday, Anzac Day & Christmas Day.
Tip #1: To get the best deals, be there early! The Treasure Market opens at 8am and the staff transfers over all the ‘new’ finds first thing in the morning. We arrived at 9am one Sunday and watched with sad eyes as someone else trotted by with two gorgeous, large size lounge rugs. If only we’d been there sooner! *great wailing and gnashing of teeth*
Tip #2: The money the Treasure Market makes goes directly to paying the wages of the three staff. So they’re not there to rip you off. They work hard, they’re decent, friendly people and moving stuff through the market is their job. So no worries on getting a good price. Everything is a good price!
Tip #3: Take your trailer. First in, first served. There is no holding area for goodies bought, so if you want something, you will need to take it with you on the day. True, I’ve seen couples pay for a dining room set, and then the wife sat on one of the chairs whilst hubby went home to get their trailer. But unless there are two of you, definitely consider taking your trailer, especially if you live locally.”November 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm #513466BobbeeMember
Drool……………..I wish we had a local Treasure Market……sigh…… :sick:
:hug:November 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm #513467NeataMember
oh me too…. i’m on a first name basis with the lady who runs the tip shop here but this market sounds wonderful.November 3, 2011 at 3:22 pm #513468BlueWrenMember
A bit more from the SimpleSavings newsletter re the Treasure Market.Might have to do a detour next time we go to Brisbane on a weekend!
“It’s fun for the whole family. Need a new doghouse for Rosie? For around $10, you can get one here. We will always remember a family of three little girls with their mum and dad and the way the kids yelled when they found a ‘house for Rosie’.
Looking for deck chairs for the summer? There’s a separate area for these, $5.00 each. Yes, you read it right! $5.00 each. And, sun loungers? $10 each. Outdoor tables from $5 to $20, and that’s for the big, ‘seats eight humans at once’ size tables!
Hoping for a new dining room table with chairs? I saw a lady buy a complete set in pristine condition for less than $100 and that included six matching chairs. I’ve even seen a fabulous ‘Fred Flintstone’ lounge suite with matching full length mirror, snapped up for a bargain price.
All this and more at the Treasure Market at Caboolture.
Fabulous finds I’ve gotten myself: matching surround sound speakers for my PC $10 (and yes, they work!) and for hubby: a fabulous La-Z-Boy armchair for $20. It needed a good brush down and vacuum, and now it takes pride of place in our sitting room. We both cannot believe that someone would toss out such a comfy lazy boy chair in such good condition. Maybe someone was moving house and ran out of time in terms of listing it to sell? Maybe someone updated their lounge and the chair didn’t match? Whatever the reason, we’re overjoyed to have picked up something we otherwise would not have been able to afford. My latest project is two bedside tables – I’m repainting them cream – and they cost me $5.00, and I’m recovering a barstool I bought for $3.00.”
But anyone near Caboolture ……..don’t blame me if you get a bit carried away!November 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm #513469calliecatParticipant
I wish we had a tip shop 🙁November 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm #513470Michael1973Member
Its an OK place. I have been there a few times. I picked up a few mower catchers as egg boxes for the chooks. I also found a pair of nice wodden gates for the side of the house which i havent put up yet. Some stuff is just junk but there are a lot of recycleable gear if you have the skills.
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