10 Things You Should Never Buy Used (or Buy New)


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Liz Pulliam Weston over at MSN Money has two companion articles listing the TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY NEW and TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY USED.

Some of the items should be obvious.  As Stephen Wright once said, “I went to the store to buy some used paint; it was in the shape of a house.”

For those less obvious, you’ll want to click through the articles to see Liz’s full reasoning behind why each item is on the list.

TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY NEW

  1. Books
  2. DVDs and CDs
  3. Kid’s toys
  4. Jewelry
  5. Sports equipment
  6. Timeshares
  7. Cars
  8. Software and console games
  9. Office furniture
  10. Hand tools

TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER BUY USED

  1. Laptops
  2. Car seats
  3. Plasma TVs
  4. DVD players
  5. Vacuum cleaners
  6. Camcorders
  7. Shoes
  8. Mattresses
  9. Wetsuits
  10. Helmets

One item missing on the list of things you shouldn’t buy used that everyone is thinking but nobody wants to say:

Underwear.   

Even if you wash the $0.25 garage sale underwear in your washing machine’s sanitize cycle a few dozen times, you’re still going to be wearing someone else’s dirty drawers.  Pony up the $5 for a fresh pair or two.  You’ll be much happier.