Things not to buy new

Buying secondhand can be extremely beneficial, helping you avoid overspending while also helping the environment.

1. Books

Books have found a way to exist among us for centuries. So a used book is a book with more historical value. If you’re excited to read it and find it interesting, resell it to someone or donate it to the library, it’s a way to share with more people.

2. Tech gadgets

Technology moves so fast, it’s hard to keep up with the changes. One way to get around that, get your hands on some tech gadgets, is to buy used ones. Some companies are starting to offer refurbished products that work just as well as new ones.

3. Bicycle

New bikes, especially professional bikes, can cost a fortune. With a little repair and a fresh coat of paint, a used bike can run as good as new. This is even more useful if the bike is for a child, because they grow up fast.

4. Clothes

Sometimes, buying new pants for a special occasion is not the best option. A truly special wedding, performance or once-in-a-lifetime event can totally wear used clothes. Once used, you can resold them, recovering money while preserving the memories of the special event.

5. Gym equipment

Staying healthy and in shape is always important, but sometimes the necessary equipment to help you achieve your goals can be expensive. If you want to build a gym space in your home, you can start with used equipment.

6. Cars

Cars often depreciate as soon as they leave the garage. That’s why buying a used car gives you the opportunity to achieve your goals without having to spend a lot of money. Remember that you should have your car inspected by a mechanic before you buy it.

7. Jewelry

Jewelry can maintain its uniqueness and value, even after it has been used. Sometimes, people discard expensive jewelry at a much lower price because they feel it is outdated. Those jewels can be one-of-a-kind that you’ll get for cheap.

8. Musical Instruments

Musical instruments do not change as quickly as other objects such as technological devices. That gives you the opportunity to buy a used top-of-the-line instrument that’s still as good as new.

9. Toys

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Children change very quickly. Sometimes they will like one toy for an entire year, then suddenly switch to another. If you buy a used toy, you can give your child the chance to use it for as long as it feels right, while also saving you money.

10. Furniture

Flea markets and vintage stores are filled with pieces of furniture that have been around for decades and still stand. That is a testament to their resilience. Buying from those places can assure you that you will fill your home with everything you need without spending too much money.

Ha Vi (Follow Brightside)


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