8 Things You Should Buy Used

8 Things You Should Buy Used


 

Sometimes, you just don’t have the room in your monthly budget to buy something brand new. The good news is that in a lot of situations, you can do just as well when you buy used. Here are a few items where you can save big:

 

Cars – New cars are expensive and depreciate very quickly, so you can save big here. If buying used means you can pay cash instead of financing your vehicle, you’ll save even more.

 

Bicycles – New top of the line products may have comfort or performance tweaks, but on a basic level, bikes still work the same way they always have. It is proven technology that lasts a long time when cared for properly.

 

Furniture – Craigslist, thrift stores and garage sales are good sources for furniture and if you are willing to reupholster or paint you’ll find even more bargains. Don’t forget to ask friends and family for unwanted furniture.

 

Children’s clothes – Everyday kids’ clothes can be a bargain when you buy used. Since children outgrow clothes quickly, you can find items that are in good condition or even new at consignment or thrift shops, garage sales, and sales sponsored by local churches and PTA’s.

 

Books – If you still prefer paper to electronic, buy used. The classics are usually easy to find at thrift stores and garage sales.

 

Kitchen Basics – Pots and pans, dishes, glasses, mixing bowls, and bake ware have long useful lives and are easy to come by. The savings can really add up if you need to equip an entire kitchen.

 

Tools – Basic tools like hammers, screwdrivers, regular and adjustable wrenches, socket wrenches and pliers have long lives and it is pretty easy to tell if they are in good condition.

 

Sports equipment – If you only play recreational sports a couple days a week, you likely won’t want or need to spend money on new, top of the line equipment. But you can find quality equipment to buy used.

 

There are always unexpected expenses in life and if you could use a little extra money to keep your finances on track, Northcash can help. Visit our FAQ page for more information.

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