Susana really likes the idea of shopping secondhand. To her, it means contributing to a more sustainable economy and it made her happy to purchase her kids’ schoolbooks through Vibbo.
I was surprised to see students and parents selling their books and posting so many details. It was a fun experience and I got to meet very interesting people.
To contribute to recycling new books that otherwise would not have been used again makes her proud. And she believes that living by: ”I’m lazy, I prefer to just buy it new” just doesn’t work anymore.
Susana also has some good advice for shopping secondhand: don’t rush, spend time looking for what you want and meet with people.
“Second hand shopping is fun and you’re contributing to a social cause.”
Susana is one out of 10 million monthly unique users at Vibbo, Schibsted’s marketplace in Spain. They are all contributing to the Second Hand Effect, regardless of their purpose for shopping secondhand.
Secondhand trade of books at Vibbo annually saves approximately 1.140 tons CO2e which, is equal to the carbon emissions from 120 Spaniards in one year.