Happiness is an inside job but the outside world can sometimes limit
your options. We opened our first shop in 2009 right after the beginning
of the banking crisis with the view that people will need to reduce
there spending on essential household furnishings and there was a gap in
the market for a real second hand furniture shop. While lots of second
hand shops where closing down because they refused to lower the price to
meet the economic climate we opened up because we decided to operate on
a different business model to them. Our philosophy is very simple, we
sell at low prices, make people happy, keep the stock moving, which
keeps the shop interesting and people go away happy and keep coming
back. They tell all their friends what a great deal they got at
Deccie’s, which keeps the shop full with new customers who have a need,
but have limited options and access to cash due to the credit crunch.
The first shop was very small but it was in a great location and helped
us get established within the Midleton area. After 3 years in business
it was time to move on as the roof of the shop was damaged by high winds
and half our stock was now sitting in two inches of water every time it
rained. Disaster!!! Not in our way of thinking, just time for a change,
in every disaster there is an opportunity to grow and grow we did.
Instead of looking for another small shop in a good location we decided
to move to the biggest location we could find within walking distance of
the town. With the intention of providing even better service to even
more people, with the same business model. To put it simply, if your
iceberg is melting move to a different iceberg!
For the last few years we've been based in Belvelly Cobh direction to the biggest premises we've occupied so far. At the end of July 2018 we brought deccies.net online. It serves the purpose of allowing our customers to buy items immediately while also giving access to potential customers further afield.!!!