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Doncare Op Shop – Tunstall Square, Doncaster East


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This little Op Shop is hidden away behind the main shops in Tunstall Square, actually in Anderson Street.

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It’s been there for a short while, but I do remember when it was a gym with personal trainers.

I’ve visited a few times but have to say it’s not as good as it used to be. The stock was limited. The staff not interested in chatting to people in the shop and it seemed just a ‘same old same old’ Op Shop. These days with so much competition for wares and sales, you need to step up and differentiate yourself from the others.

I was in and out of this store in a few minutes with no interaction from people volunteering. I usually like to chit-chat but they weren’t interested.

Tunstall Square needs to shake up this shop or put another one in. There is quite a bit of disposable income in the area but also those who rely on Op Shops for everyday items.  If you’re up for a challenge, consider opening one for a good charity or cause.

OPENING HOURS: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Monday to Friday. 10 am – 1.30 pm Saturday.  Sunday -closed.

LOCATION: 34 Tunstall Square, Doncaster East

PHONE: (03) 9842 5921

PARKING: There is plenty of parking across the road or behind in Tunstall Square itself. It is umetered and allow an hour to explore not just this shop but many others in the Square.

TRANSPORT: There are buses that go passed Tunstall Square. You can find tram timetables here.

DISABLED ACCESS: Good disabled access out the front with one step into the store. Wheelchair friendly but would be very tight.

ATM: There is a Commonwealth Bank ATM in the Square but also a Coles Supermarket across the road where you can also get money.

ENTRANCE FEE: No fee.

DOGS: Just tie them up outside in the shade and please clean up any mess they make. Be mindful of them in hot weather.

TOILET FACILITIES: In the Square there are public toilets. They are the kind that are automated with a 10 minute time limit inside. Bring extra wipes or toilet paper as they are often short and they can be a little untidy.

SOCIAL MEDIA: There is no social media presence for this store.

No Instagram but #doncareopshop

WEBSITE: There is a link to this site here.

DONATIONS: Please deliver donations during business hours if possible.

Now it’s your turn. Share your stories of the Doncare Op Shop at Tunstall Square Doncaster East. Likes, dislikes, bargains you’ve bought and people you’ve met. Leave a comment below.

Happy hunting.

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