Some things are just better new, like deodorant, but at the same time, there are many things that you’re just wasting money if you bother to spring for those brand new prices. If you’re looking for a list of the things you should just be buying used, we’ve got a couple of suggestions for you. Check it out!
You know how to make living expenses more attractive? Make them a smaller chunk of your paycheck. One of the best ways to do that, in the long term, is to purchase a house, mainly a used home. Used homes sell for less but are essentially comparable to their new counterparts in every way. Sometimes, it’s even more desirable to purchase a used home than it is a new home. If you buy a used home you can purchase a piece of architecture from a bygone era, like a mid-century modern home with huge windows and interesting floorplans that differ from the average, rather cookie-cutter looking new homes on the market now. There’s something special about walking into a house and knowing there’s no exact replica right next door and the chances of having that go up with used homes as the chances of paying more also go up. Pre-owned homes come with a more flexible negotiation structure and better trees and bushes. Basically, it’s a win-win.
You know what’s cheaper than spending $40,000 for an SUV? Spending only $20,000 on the exact same SUV but only two years older. Unless you’re purchasing an iconic vehicle like the very first Tesla released or a 1950s Mustang, that car isn’t going to gain any value. That’s why it’s so cheap to buy used and so ill-advised to buy new. Used cars, on average cost 20% less than new cars, which means buying used actually puts more options in your path and gives you the ability to buy at the top of the market. You could either buy a base model new, or a nicer, better car in a better trim for a used price.
#3 : Exercise Gear
We know the thought of a used sweatband is gross, but you can sterilize a bike seat or the handles of an elliptical. If you’ve been to Sears or a workout gear outlet recently, you’re likely very familiar with how expensive at-home workout equipment can be. There’s no need to spend so much on new equipment when you can just buy them used on Facebook Swap and Cragslist.
Unless you’re shopping at a really cheap outlet, it will seem nearly impossible to find affordable, high-quality furniture for a good price. If you don’t want to pay thousands for a comfy armchair, it can be hard to find something you like as well as something your body wants to sit in. The key, if we may, is to find a used and affordable furniture outlet like Community Furnishings. We offer more than variety, we provide affordable furniture that’s stylish as well as being high-quality.
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