14 things you should buy used

Sometimes, buying secondhand can result in huge savings with little or no difference in quality. Know which used items are just about as good as new.
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Jul 9, 2012 4:43PM
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Please tell me where I can earn 10% on my money.
Jul 9, 2012 4:53PM
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I would never buy furniture used. It's too easy to bring bedbugs, not to mention fleas, lice, or other bugs, into your home. And you have to be careful with electronics and cars, too. Just because it's gently used doesn't mean it was well cared for. It could easily be a waste of money.
Jul 5, 2012 10:50AM
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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE NAME OF THE BANK THAT IS PAYING  10% INTEREST FOR 20 YEARS.   WHEN YOUR TRYING TO MAKE A POINT ABOUT SOMETHING MAKE IT TRUE NOT UNREALISTIC LIKE 10% INTEREST  WHAT ARE YOU A TITLE LOAN COMPANY BORROWING THE MONEY.    

Jul 5, 2012 2:34PM
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That's funny, because almost EVERYTHING on this list is everything that was on the "DON'T BUY USED" list.
Jul 9, 2012 11:43PM
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  You suggest saving and investing at 10%,  You lose credibility since there is no way to make 10% on investments today.  I'm waiting for your story that name those investments.... 
Aug 7, 2012 8:58PM
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Apparently used car dealerships have read this article too.  Late modeled used cars with low mileage are now selling for only about $2000 less that the brand new version.  I was in the market for a car and after comparing the brand new prices with the used prices.  I saw the brand new car is cheaper than the2 year older model with up to 34,000 miles on it!   When you want to trade in your car the dealers go by the drastic Kelley Blue Book depreciation rates, but when your buying a used car the dealers dont want to acknowlege that the car is USED and they dont vary much from the new car prices.

Jul 9, 2012 10:03PM
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 I would never buy used furniture from someone I didn't know really well! Used furniture is a great way to bring bedbugs into your home.  Getting rid of the bugs would cost a LOT more than buying new furniture!
Jul 10, 2012 1:17AM
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Please , please tell me where I can get 10% for 30 years , ok  20 or 10 ,5 ,1 how about 30 days ??? What world are you living in?  This is not 1978, the beat rate on a 10,000 bank investment  today is between 1%and .75%.
Aug 8, 2012 9:33AM
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The money you save on used furniture can go towards exterminator costs to remove the bed bugs you bring in the house!  Pro tip!
Jul 9, 2012 4:38PM
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This is a joke, I think it was just last week that there was an article on what not to buy used, and furniture, clothes, and especially electronics wre included there!
Jul 9, 2012 8:36PM
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used furniture??????????? really? Bring bugs into your house......EWWWWWWWWA!!!!!
Aug 8, 2012 11:31AM
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Love to know where I can get 10% on my money.

Jul 5, 2012 2:15PM
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Used furniture I don't think so. Too big of a bed bug risk in some areas.

A new car can often be cheaper in the long run than a used one. I just looked at a year old car with 6,000 miles on it. The used car was more money than the same new model because of incentives and rebates plus interest cost.

Used electronics aren't a good deal unless you know the item has been used and not abused.

Who writes this stuff? I don't thing they have a clue....

Aug 8, 2012 12:04AM
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where does a one armed man shop? at a second hand store.
Jul 9, 2012 7:03PM
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don't ever buy a used husband or wife,   ha,ha,ha.
Aug 8, 2012 7:47AM
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Personally, I recommend buying antiques used. New antiques just don't seem to have the age of older models.
Jul 5, 2012 8:04AM
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Furniture? - I'd be afraid of bedbugs!

Jul 9, 2012 4:47PM
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Why do these "savings" articles always tell you how much you will save over 10-30 years using unreasonable numbers? For example --  "If you can save $10,000 every year by buying used, then compound that money at 10%, in 30 years you'll be $1.8 million richer than someone who buys the same things new". No one is going to save $10,000 per year using the principles mentioned in this article, and since when can you make 10% on your money every year for 30 years. What a crock of crap.

Jul 5, 2012 1:35PM
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WTF??? Previous articles said NOT to buy used furniture because of bedbugs and such.

Make up your mind and print it. We aren't elephants billy g. Get with it a$$wipe.

Aug 7, 2012 10:54PM
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We're in the process of buying a car and what we're figuring out is that people are so desperate to save even a little bit of money that they're driving the price of used cars up to the point where the 1 year old model (that the author of this article says is supposed to save 20%) has almost the same sticker price of its new counterpart. Some used cars were literally more expensive than the new ones after incentives. It's ridiculous!

 

At any rate, I think the author of this article is using outdated statistics and generalities. Most everything mentioned held true several years ago, but not all of it does in today's wacky economy.

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