QOTW....Never buy used......
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|Tue, 06-29-2010 - 12:40pm|
Duh, just noticed title of my post says "never buy used". Totally contradicts the article!!! That should be "NEVER BUY NEW"!!! Makes a totally new question, doesn't it??? Good grief!
Interesting article about 21 Things You Should Never Buy New. What do you think? Somethings you hear about a lot (cars), but a couple were a surprise to me (jewelry). Are there things you'd just rather buy new? Or do you go for used most of the time on the things on the list?
I'll usually look for a used option on most things 1st. Of the things we use on the list, most we have bought used at one time or another. But if a used option is not available, we don't hesitate to buy new. We just research and watch for the best price.
The one thing that we knew we wanted new was our travel trailer. We did look around at used ones, but decided we didn't want to inherit some hidden problem. So we bought that new. But I feel that is a like getting a new car--if you're planning on keeping it for several years, which we are, the depreciation factor is irrelevant.