New loosing its gleam to second-hand stores in Japan like Book-Off

Book-off has expanded it’s wares to include more than just books.

The secondhand market is growing rapidly, particularly for those who still want to enjoy their shopping despite the lingering economic downturn. Specialists say consumers’ minds are apparently changing in Japan, where people were widely believed to be far more obsessed with new products over used goods than in other developed countries.

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