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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Nov 15, 2013 2:38AM
I never forgot I had a can of soup in my cupboard.  It might stay there for a while;  it might temporarily slip my mind that I have it.  But sooner or later, it gets eaten.  I have never forgotten to use anything in my cupboard.  It might stay there for a while.  But canned goods keep for a long time, so what is the problem?
Nov 15, 2013 2:09AM
As a single male in my 50s, I don't think I'm going to be using that pregnancy medical insurance I must pay for under Obamacare.  On the other hand, I had a can of Campbell's soup for lunch.  One of these I buy because I intend to use it, the other because I am forced to.  So I'm not sure how reliable this article is.
Nov 15, 2013 9:51AM
For decades, Americans have been the type of people that buy things they don;t need, with the money they don't have, just to impress people they don't even like. And when they are retired, they wonder why they don't have any money.
Nov 14, 2013 11:23PM
Brains. We pend billions on education and still elect morons to office, so they can "help' us. We can't be so stupid, but hey!
Nov 15, 2013 2:19AM
I am all for recycling but this article/ slideshow has run at least 3 times in the past 2 months.
Nov 15, 2013 9:21AM
I just found out my marriage liscense doesn't have an expiration date
Nov 14, 2013 11:26PM

My wife is an avid reader and always has success at Barnes and Nobel's discount tables, We have a YMCA membership and exercise with the silver sneakers as well as the treadmill 3-4 times a week, living in Arizona's valley of the sun, we use our in ground pool about 7 months of the year and of the remaining items we are fortunate to have only hot and warm weather clothing. Thankfully, we have no need or use for the other items.

Nov 15, 2013 10:53AM

Hey now, just a minute - people spending their hard earned money to buy $hITE they don't need, is what made this country great - So, back off ..

..... just heading off now, to my storage container, to visit my $hitE!!!!!

Nov 15, 2013 7:26AM
I bough an extended warranty on my girl friend,but it ran out so she went BYE BYE
Nov 15, 2013 10:20AM
GYM Membership..I go 5 days a week. I would never spend a lot of money and not go.  I eat soup.  I read books.  Much better than that Crap on the Boob Tube..
Bu tI did not waste my money on a stupid I-phone..
Nov 15, 2013 11:34AM
"Stuff People are Forced to Buy, but Won't Use Due to Outrageously High Deductibles." Obamacare.
Nov 14, 2013 9:25PM
How about gift cards-thought that would be #1.
Nov 15, 2013 3:27AM
here's  one....  how  many   guys   have   a  sawzall  type  power  tool?  unless  you   are  in  your  own  construction  business.....  you  use  it     for   a  very  short  period  of time  ONCE   a  year
Nov 15, 2013 1:15PM
I don't buy campbell's soup, I wear my clothes until they are ratty, people give me clothes or I go to a thrift store, books were bought at a library sale for 10 cents each. I use my gym membership at least 4 times per week. I use my yoga mat. No I-phone here. I wish I had a food processor, I'd use it all the time...

Some of my produce goes bad and I have a bad habit of letting cheap vitamins expire. Other than that, I try not to buy or waste anything.
Nov 15, 2013 3:00PM
This is about the 5th time in the past 2 months this same article has hit MSN homepage. Talk about fresh editorial content. Drive those PPC ads...
Nov 15, 2013 12:11PM
 Taxed for funding  leech A$$ corrupted degenerate scum called the democrats.
Nov 15, 2013 8:07PM

I bought a 70 inch DLP TV years ago and bought the $400 extended (four year) warranty to go along with it.  After about two years it started to mess up every six months.  Eventually the parts got harder to find and they eventually warranteed it (replacement cost) with only about three months to go.  I bought a new 70 inch LED 240Hz (with extended warranty) for the money they gave me and $5.00 of my own money.

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