12 Things You Should Never, Ever Buy Used
In tough economic times, everyone’s looking for bargains. But while it’s a great idea to buy used bookshelves, books, and CDs, there are some things that just shouldn’t be bought at thrift stores.
Raincoats and boots
As it is, most rain gear becomes less waterproof over time. It’s probably worth the extra cash to get a raincoat or boots whose waterproof-ness hasn’t already been diminished. Besides, there has to be a reason someone is selling the item. You’re better off getting your money’s worth with a new pair of rain boots or a new coat. Here are some thrift store shopping tips that all bargain hunters need to know.
Unless you want lots of mold, allergens, and suspicious stains hitching a ride into your home, buy a new carpet. No matter how many carpet cleaners you hire, we assure you, you’re better off buying a new one. Now that you know what not to buy secondhand, read up on these 14 items you actually should be buying used.