There are many things you should always buy used if you want to save your money.
I’m am not condemning the fact that buying brand new things is not ideal.
But if you want to save money, you might want to consider this piece.
Sure we all love the excitement of going to a store and buying something brand new.
It’s nice to tear off the packaging, read through the instruction manual and know that we are the first to use it.
In some cases, even the smell can be a bit of a rush or listening to the bindings crinkle into place for the first time has a certain allure.
Is paying 3 or 4 times as much really worth it?
Here is a list of 4 things you should buy used to save thousands of dollars in your lifetime
1. DVD’s or CD’s – Most movie rental locations offer a wide selection of previously viewed DVD’s.
There are also plenty of stores that sell DVDs and CDs.
The catch is there might be a small crack in the case or a slight scratch on the DVD itself.
Buying brand new titles can be very expensive sometimes 2 or 3 times more.
2. BOOKS – Most people only read a book once.
Books are also very expensive when you buy them brand new.
There are plenty of used book stores that offer big titles at a fraction of the cost and sometimes they have new releases too.
3. KIDS TOYS – Any parent to be should know this secret.
You will literally save hundreds if not thousands of dollars if you buy used kids’ toys.
A friend of mine had a child a year and a half ago and their child only has used toys.
A baby will play with anything.
You could give them a brightly painted, nicely sanded piece of wood and the child will be amused for hours.
Buying little kids’ toys used at a garage sale is well worth it.
Just give it a nice cleaning and your little one will be happy as he can be.
4. CARS – This may be a tough pill for some people to swallow but buying a new car is a waste of your money.
Sure it smells nice and you can see your reflection off of every surface but that new vehicle will lose nearly 15% of its value in the first year.
If you are worried about buying a lemon, do a history check on the vehicle.
The internet is your friend when it comes to researching your vehicle purchase.
Websites such as CarFax will give you that history for a small fee.
Consumer Reports is another great resource.
It is also important to get your mechanic to run a quick test when you take the car out for a test drive.
There are plenty of great deals on used cars out there. Buy used.
Let’s face it!
In many cases buying something used does not make any difference.
9 times out of 10 a used DVD works just as well as a brand new one.
A book reads exactly the same new or used.
The only thing we pay for when we buy a brand new product is the convenience and ease at which it is to find and the knowledge that you are the first to use it.
If you do your research buying used will save you plenty of money down the road.
We are all consumers and need to buy things but think about ways to better manage your money and consider these 4 things you should buy used.
What other thing do you think will be the best buying used?
Please share your thoughts with us.