WINNIPEG — The Prairies are leading the country for buying second-hand goods, such as clothing, books and games, according to the annual Kijiji Second-Hand Index.
The study measures Canadians’ second-hand practices and its impact on the economy. Examples of this include buying goods through Kijiji, Ebay, vintage stores, or garage sales.
The study showed consumers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan buy more used goods than other regions such as Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec.
Although Manitoba was high on the list, the study found Winnipeggers exhibit “average” second-hand practices (below the national average).
“Second-hand practices appear to increase as the size of a city or a town decreases, indicating an inverse relationship between city size and second-hand consumption,” the report said.
The study did show Winnipeggers are more inclined than any other major city to “dispose of our goods,” displaying the highest resale practices across the country.