Second best is best for lap tops and tablets
Can’t fork over thousands for the latest and greatest laptop? Or an iPad with enough storage to feed your Netflix addiction? Snag a refurbished model direct from the manufacturer that will make your techie friends jealous. Apple sells MacBooks and iPads that are like “new” with a one-year warranty (and you can purchase and additional warranty with the $99 Apple Protection Plan.) If Apple products aren’t for you, there are other big box retailers like Best Buy or online stores like Gazelle.com that sells refurbished tech. But do your research as not all resellers are created equal. And be cautious about picking up a laptop at your neighbor’s yard sale or on Craigslist. If you do go down that route, make sure the operating system is wiped clean (or you may want to hit up Ifixit.com to have it done at an added expense) and that all accessories are in working order.
Your pup doesn’t care if it’s used
Clueless pups hopefully grow into obedient dogs, but training your pup isn’t easy. Luckily there are many tools on the market to aid in teaching your pup right from wrong. But like training wheels for your toddler, they won’t be needed forever. From training bells to gates, there are loads of used training tools that are great condition because they weren’t used very long. And if your pup is being crate trained and grows like Clifford you may have to swap a few times before he reaches his full size. Yard sales, thrift stores, and social media are great places to find used doggie items that need a new home. And second hand is not just for the dogs. Find the kitty condo of your dreams or a new fish tank for Nemo. Be sure to clean and disinfect all items. Check for odors, rust, and other wear and tear concerns that could be safety hazards. Fido will thank you, and so will your bank account.