A Orfus Road in Toronto is already almost a legend among Brazilians.
At least the first time I heard about it seems like a magical place to me. A mix of Sahara with Orlando outlets, hahaha.
The first time I went there was with a friend who assured me that I could wardrobe for the winter with a few dollars.
I came back with all the sweaters and boots I needed.
A few weeks ago, I took Cris to get to know this parallel universe here in Toronto, because we wanted to buy a coffee maker but did not want to spend money on it.
Mission accomplished again.
In this video you can see my first adventure on Orfus Road:
But what, after all, is Orfus Road?
A Orfus Road is an area of discount stores here in Toronto. To be precise, the area is on the corner of Orfus Road with Dufferin St.
There you find stock tips known brands such as Ardene, for example.
And you also find stores with unknown brands and a lot of dubious quality, by the way.
Another attraction is the "returned products" stores, which sell much cheaper prices products that were purchased but returned to large networks like Amazon and Walmart, for example.
These stores buy these returned goods and sell them at prices that are half the price!
We bought our coffee maker for less than half the price on Amazon ($ 99, we paid $ 39).
You'll also find more expensive items like TVs and even computers and cell phones.
In this video you follow our adventure by the coffee maker:
What is worth and what is not worth buying at Orfus Road
In my opinion, it pays to buy low priced products.
What I mean by this? Spend only what you do not think is a money you would not mind wasting because there is always the risk that the product will not last and you will have no guarantee.
Like, the coffee maker is a good product to buy there. We do not care if the box is opened and it has been used once or twice.
However, I would not spend $ 500 on a TV, or a similar amount on a macbook or iPhone.
For clothing, the rule is: buy supportive clothing or well-known brands.
For example, I bought several sweaters from the Ardene and from unknown brands, as it is a piece that is important but not as important as the winter coat, for example.
So much so that the Uniqlo sweaters - which cost up to four times as much as I paid in Orfus Road - give me much more confidence on very cold days.
The boots were excellent companions in the winter, but in the days of accumulated snow, only a good quality snow boot can withstand heavy work.
I did not buy a jacket and I do not recommend buying it there.
You find heavy jackets for $ 50, but make no mistake, they'll hardly handle the cold of Toronto.
It pays to invest a bit more in a reliable brand jacket and not take the risk in the winter from here.