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Site to share/ trade/ give away stuff in Chinese
Posted January 5th, 2013 - 2:50 am by from Quanzhou, China (Permalink)
Hi there,

Are there any websites where people can give or trade their stuff they don't want/ need? I want to get rid of some things while in the mean time I also need some 'new' things.

Thanks!

(O, and for who's interested, there's a bookswap party in Fujian Quanzhou on the 10th of Jan. )

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 12:00 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted January 5th, 2013 - 3:01 pm by from Quanzhou, China (Permalink)
thanks for your reply.

The good thing about special websites is that you might actually find something you really need. And the problem with giving stuff away to 'fresh off the boat' foreigners, is that they might not need/ want your stuff.

I wonder how second hand stuff is seen in China, culturally spoken...

Posted January 5th, 2013 - 3:51 pm from Invercargill, New Zealand
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 4:10 am from Destelbergen, Belgium
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 5:06 pm by from Beijing, China (Permalink)
Cz we dont have this habbit unless he or she is ur close friend.If u know mianzi 面子 in china is very important.

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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 9:52 pm by from Baoshan, China (Permalink)
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Posted January 6th, 2013 - 9:56 pm by from Baoshan, China (Permalink)
Hi Marianne, try 58同城-泉州-跳蚤市场(http://qz.58.com/sale.shtml)
Besides, there might be some market organised by students at university campus during the graduate season(June-July), but I'm not sure if there's any in Quanzhou.

I don't mind using second hand stuff as far as I need it, or even buying it if it's in good condition and at a reasonable price~ I do it loads in England and Germany, the printer, desk lamp, cookwares, clothes hangers...
In China, as Benoit said, if you're close friends, it'll be fine to exchange or give used stuff. But if not, then I'd suggest you don't do that, as the thing you give is regarded as a present with good wish, which at least should be new:)
But I think books and music are exceptions:)

Posted January 9th, 2013 - 7:08 am from Haifa, Israel
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Posted January 9th, 2013 - 2:00 pm by from Quanzhou, China (Permalink)
Yeah, I know about the face thing... It's just that I don't always want to buy new stuff (the environment you know) and there's just so much junk people accumulate over the years...

In Holland (my original country) websites like 'gratis ophalen' ect. are very popular. I'll check out the second hand website for sure, thanks!