The Top 10 Things You Should Almost Never Buy

Today there are many different ways to get the products you need at much lower prices if you’re willing to forego new and buy them used. Secondhand items, as some like to call them, are in many cases just as good as new with imperceptible or no damage at all and can save you 30, 40, 50% and more.

Where can you find these used items?  Well, there’s eBay for starters, as well as a host of other websites that are similar ‘auction’ websites.  The massive Craigslist website has an incredible range of used product categories’, including freebies (!!) that you can peruse from home and find great deals.  Finally there’s the ‘old school’ way to find the used items you need; go to yard and estate salesaround your town.

So with that in mind let’s take a look at some of the things that, for all intents and purposes, you should never buy new because buying them used will save you big bucks.

One of the most abundant used products is books.  From eBay to Craigslist you can find used books almost anywhere and, if you don’t want to bother buying them, there’s the library where you can rent them for free. Magazines too!

If you like music or movies there is a huge used marketplace for both either online or in brick and mortar stores. If they were well taken care of they should play just fine and there are even ways to remove scratches if you ever encounter them.

The same thing holds for video games, and you can also get these, CDs and Videos at the library.

Clothing is such an obvious choice for buying new as to be almost silly to mention. There are so many ways to find used clothes at a bargain that it’s not funny.  As well as Craigslist (which I already mentioned) there’s usually a Goodwill store in every town that has amazing amounts of clothes as well as other items like kitchen tools, books, decoration and much more.

And here, in no particular order, is a list of many more items that you should never buy new, especially if you’re on a tight budget and don’t let your pride get in the way.

  • Jewelry
  • Furniture
  • Games / Toys
  • Baby clothes
  • Maternity clothes
  • Instruments
  • Pets
  • Sports equipment
  • Cars
  • Garden supplies
  • Electronics
  • Cell phones

After a recent purchase I want to add that you should never shop the big box stores for overly expensive light fixtures.  Energy efficient, price friendly chandeliers are the way to ago.  If you visit you will know exactly what I am talking about.