A Resale Shop in Portland, also termed as charity shop, is an establishment that mostly deals with selling of used or second hand products, either received in charity or collected by their staff. The main attraction of these shops is the low cost of the products available. Since, the products on sale are mostly obtained for free, whatever price the shop-keeper gets for the item, is a profit. The only cost that they need to incur would be the building rent and electricity.
Few of these also specialize in a particular kind of merchandise which could range from ‘Junk’, ‘Books’, ‘Clothing’ to ‘Furniture’ etc, all consisting of products that are not new.
Charity shops have now become quite popular in many parts of the world, for the simple reason that one can afford them at extremely low prices and the government also support them as they promote re-cycling.