10 things people buy but never use

Did you ever buy something you just had to have, telling yourself you’d use it all the time – and then never actually use it? Here are some purchases that often go unused.

By Leah L. Culler, MSN Money

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Oct 9, 2013 7:47PM
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How about 10 stories MSN keeps recycling over and over to fill space. I know how about restaurants that are disappearing.
Oct 9, 2013 7:44PM
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Really? People buy food and forget to eat it? Many of Campbell's basic soups make great starters for sauces.

 

When you're tired at the end of the day, who wants to spend time chopping, sautéing and simmering when 5 minutes will get you a satisfying bowl of hot soup? And these days, you don't even need a can opener.

Oct 9, 2013 9:07PM
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I am actually eating soup as I read this.
Oct 10, 2013 8:12AM
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The biggest waste of all - wedding china and silverware (real silver - the kind that needs polishing). I'd love to see the percentage of people that have used their sets even once. Why people still feel that this is something that needs to be acquired is beyond me.
Oct 9, 2013 7:59PM
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Oh I forgot,   I have lots of books that I read at night at TV Sucks
Oct 9, 2013 7:54PM
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We eat soup at our house.  We like home-made...but when you are in a hurry, a can of soup can be great.  Especially when it's -20 degrees.  Books?  We have a lot of books, and we've read each and every one.  Many multiple times, and quite a few get loaned out. 

I think the people who have books they don't read got them as gifts from well meaning but mislead relatives who imagined those people could read and comprehend.  Laugh's on you.

Oct 9, 2013 9:52PM
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Condoms is a big one on my list. Either I'm too stupid to use them in the heat of the moment or I can't get close enough to the fairer sex to try.
Oct 10, 2013 7:16AM
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How about college degrees? Everyone does not need a college degree. Few in non-technical subjects are needed or used.
Oct 9, 2013 8:10PM
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Ah, those extended warranties...what a rip off!!

An easy way to make extra money on new stuff. Cars especially, about $1700.00 a pop. But car dealers are car dealers regardless of the toothy smile.

Oct 10, 2013 6:12AM
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people only wear 20% of the clothes that they own??? really? ok apparently I need to shop more cause I feel like I only own like a handful of outfits.
Oct 10, 2013 2:41AM
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Maybe they forget on purpose because the soup is filled with salt and sugar and corn syrup.

Make it healthier Campbells, and we'll remember. How about just soup?

Oct 9, 2013 11:54PM
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I use the canned soups in my pantry.  I read the books I buy and buy them cheap from library sales, used book stores, garage sales, etc.  I rarely ever pay more than $1 for a book.  When I had a gym membership I used it daily.  I don't buy extended warranties ever but I do pay $20 a month for a service contract that covers all of the major appliances I have.  Service is prompt, the techs are competent and I never see a bill.  I could go on but my meanderings are as pointless as the silly article.  I part with this; Buy books.  You might read one sometime and learn something.  Besides there is nothing more forlorn than an empty book case.
Oct 10, 2013 2:22AM
Oct 9, 2013 8:08PM
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I live in community in Florida where many people have pools - there are also community pools.  Interestingly, although there are people daily at the community pools, I rarely - if ever - see people in their private pools.
Oct 10, 2013 8:12AM
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To me, this is all spelling towards mindless waste. Only wear 20% of your clothes? That means you have TOO many clothes. The percentage should be closer to 70-80% use, with the other 20-30% being super formal and formal attires, extra seasonal and private collections.
Oct 10, 2013 7:50AM
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I make my own soups; haven't had campbels since I was 15
Oct 10, 2013 8:01AM
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I have a can of chicken noodle soup sitting arond incase I or my boyfriend get sick and I cant get to the store that night

But I will say...I havent made it to the gym in the last two months and I do feel like I am wasting so much money

 but how do you forget to use a pool?

Oct 10, 2013 7:54AM
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for sale: 1 exercise bike and a slightly used pasta machine
Oct 9, 2013 9:07PM
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You forgot : deodorant, toothpaste and self respect.....
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