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Weekly Tip: Think about buying secondhand.

Although you might want something new, do you really need it? Oftentimes, buying secondhand can result in huge savings with little or no difference in quality. Used goods can be hundreds, even thousands, of dollars less. And you may not even notice the difference. If you want to save, here are some of the best things to buy secondhand:
  • Cars: Not everyone wants a used car, but the potential savings can be huge. And many used cars are still very nice. So, if you are looking to save a substantial amount of cash (up to $10,000), think about buying used. The same goes for other transportation, like boats and motorcycles.
  • Books/ Textbooks: Books, especially textbooks, can be ridiculously expensive. And if you’re in school, you can end up spending up to $500 every semester. However, many of these books can be picked up used at a steep discount.
  • Furniture: Used furniture can be a great alternative to buying new. Plus, vintage furniture is all the rage these days. Just make sure the furniture is clean before you bring it home!
  • Fitness equipment: Whether you are looking for a bike or a kayak or an elliptical machine, don’t forget the used options. You can end up saving yourself an arm and a leg just by buying these secondhand!
on Fri, 2014-08-29 16:23