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49 Responses to 10 Things NOT To Buy New

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    samemo Male 13-17
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    August 23, 2006 at 11:36 pm
    Link: 10 Things NOT To Buy New - Some pretty helpful tips here.
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:20 am
    If people stop buying these things new, then they`ll stop making them, and if they do, at much lesser quality.
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    BULLdOGG310 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:23 am
    I agree with cars
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    tutle_soup_ Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:23 am
    um...that wasnt really mind opening...but, yeah...i thought buying second hand things was common,
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    banana_benda Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:30 am
    not only common, but smart as well sometimes.
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    BEEFstu Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:34 am
    Good job I.A.B. you just ruined the economy... now well have to sell items for rocks and shells.. good thing i collect shells.... i really dont collect shells, im just random!
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:36 am
    I agree with this article, but I already knew all this...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:38 am
    Wait! after reading what hyeonkim wrote, I am completly convinced this article is a piece of cheap poo indeed...
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    alknick Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:53 am
    I guess all that stuff is true, but sometimes I like new cars or books or whatever.
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    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 3:58 am
    Aww, I thought this was going to be amusing.
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    takerrules Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 5:17 am
    sports sports bras?
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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 6:26 am
    Console games? The kind that comes in discs that get scratched beyond repair by 10 year olds and never work again you mean?
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    DaWeirdo Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 6:30 am
    I think that was all pretty common sense.
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
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    August 24, 2006 at 6:30 am
    The part about toddler toys is a good idea- especially the little tykes & playmobil toys...they last forever
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    joeyhndc Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 7:53 am
    I would not want to wait a full year to play a game just to save 30 bucks though.
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
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    August 24, 2006 at 8:16 am
    I went on the 10 things you should buy new one.

    crap... my laptop.

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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 8:47 am
    I agree with nichbrick... most of the things on this list I`ll buy used, but not video games.
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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 9:38 am
    I hate this endless "cheapness" crap. This get-things-cheap-or-free mentality is actually a good chunk of the cause of the Wal-Mart economy that americans bemoan so often, and in fact this kind of thinking hinders an economy, it doesn`t help it. Cheap people are repulsive.
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    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2006 at 9:52 am
    fk FK you. You know nothing about the economy. If you wanna talk about econ. . . spending is always good because it always puts more money in someone else`s pocket. Used dealers are retail, too. It`s savings that don`t help the economy much, but does help banks. If I buy cheap now, chances are I will buy something more later. Go ahead and waste your money on dumb crap.
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    dragonrice Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 10:43 am
    My number 1 thing I would never buy EVER buy brand new when it just comes out are Microsoft products. Vista for example. First version of it will probably crappy and buggy.
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 10:48 am
    I just skimmed over it, but was the entire article just saying `things are cheaper second hand?` because thats just obvious
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 11:29 am
    The 11th thing you should buy 2nd hand are condoms.

    No, I buy books, most games, well, most of my stuff first hand. I prefer it, books especially, because sometimes the books are all dog-eared, probably made by a dog.

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    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 11:58 am
    i just buy CD`s second hand because at amazon, they`re charging like 2 bucks for used CD`s. And they have about 3 little scratches on `em. Total deal.
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    MustangSusie Female 18-29
    281 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 1:08 pm
    Buying books that are used is cool, but froma college student`s view you can`t buy em all used. Oh... my wedding and engagement ring were new.. a used one didn`t sound to appetizing. Don`t know if I`m the only one who thinks that.
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    trebian Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 1:25 pm
    hehe, MSN telling people not to buy a new xbox 360.. someone`s going to be fired for that one :-)
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 1:38 pm
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    phroedoux Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    One list NOT to pay attention too. Half the stuff she listed you need to buy new (like tools, which have a tendancy to wear out) and cds and dvds scratch, and the quality deminishes after time. And don`t tell your wife you bought her a second hand ring, unless you like sleeping on the sofa.
    She also says don`t buy new timeshares.... don`t buy timeshares at all... how about that?
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    gremos Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:37 pm
    this article is lame
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    MoondustWolf Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 2:59 pm
    I agree with everything except books and movies. I`m not going to wait for a used copy when I want to read or watch something new. And I do use them more than once. Plus sometimes sports equitment.
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    seldy Male 18-29
    7 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 3:29 pm
    ATTENTION: Used good are cheaper than new goods because someone has used them. If you can get a used good in good condition, don`t buy new goods!

    I am a journalist!

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    shabufala Male 13-17
    254 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    Books, timeshares cars, and exercise equipment are the only one that made any sense on this list not to buy new.
    DVD`s and CD`s- they scratch wicked easy and you have to wait a year or two for a "new" movie to be released as used. As for CD`s (audo at least) Who buys them unless directly sold by the band?
    Toys- What a fantastic way to spread germs, even if you sterilize it, some are bound to be left in scratch on the plastic most toys are made of now, wooden toys are the only thing that make sense.
    Jewelry- Can`t you hear the conversation now? "How`d you get this so cheap!?" "Its been used" :slap:
    Games- Who in their right mind would actually buy computer games anymore? Even then if your savvy enough you could probably nick an Xbox or playstation game for free somewhere down the line brand new. Me and my brother would hang outside EB games, since no one bought anything there, so they ended up giving us overstocked games for a couple dollars bra
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    shabufala Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 4:28 pm
    *brand new
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    dsrdrdchs Female 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 5:04 pm
    fk: "I hate this endless "cheapness" crap. This get-things-cheap-or-free mentality is actually a good chunk of the cause of the Wal-Mart economy that americans bemoan so often, and in fact this kind of thinking hinders an economy, it doesn`t help it. Cheap people are repulsive."
    My response: Some of us ARE working ALOT.. AND going to school, which is EXPENSIVE, by the way. We can`t always afford to buy things that aren`t cheap or free. Hell, if they raised minimum wage for every penny that they raise gas, we`d all be rich, so fk, fu!

    Oh, and NO I don`t agree with this article, we do need all of these things new, or it`d kill the economy and they`d stop being made, but for those of us who cannot afford to buy brand new, we have to look for the best deals we can get, but this article is just common sense.

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 5:52 pm


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    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    Nice read, but most of the stuff in this article I already know. My family calls me the Ebay queen because I get brand new stuff at a fraction of the retail cost. Last year I got a brand new $600 IRiver mp3, still in the case with a new warranty and acessories for only $170. The only other discount better than that one is a five fingered one. Hey when you`re a broke college student making ends meet and you want a little more sometimes you have to be "economical"

    Oh yeah fk, I find YOU effing repulsive. I`d like to see you pay $20,000 in tutition and not bitch about how expensive things are.

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    mrbaliw Male 18-29
    223 posts
    August 24, 2006 at 7:45 pm
    *Normal books I want to enjoy reading I prefer them new, school/course books definetly a no.

    *Video games and consoles: aaaaah maybe, but sometimes you wait out until the price goes down. Otherwise you wouldn`t want a game some brat already finished and scatched the cd just to piss you off.

    *Cars: definetly... unless you really can afford the brand new straight-from-the-factory car.

    ...not a good list, not interesting enough to be good.

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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2006 at 8:22 pm
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    August 24, 2006 at 9:31 pm
    I buy a lot of things used, mostly because I make $7.80/hour, I smoke, and pay $440.00 for rent, and I go drinking a lot with my friends, but I will NEVER buy anything used that could be a germ-sponge. Also, NEVER buy a used CD player, especially one from the `90s; because the ones made back then were absolute CRAP!! For you young kids, that was before the whole anti-shock mechanism thing was properly developed, so buying a diskman back then was just stupid. I didn`t even start buying ANY CDs until 2002, I always used cassettes, and I still do, just because CD players were crap, even new. VCRs also, NEVER buy a used VCR unless it`s over 10 years old, because the new ones are built to last a week after the warranty expires.
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    slaine Male 13-17
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    August 24, 2006 at 9:40 pm
    but if i don`t buy new video games, i won`t be cool.
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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    August 25, 2006 at 1:46 am
    dudeman1st: wrong, moron. Unless your goal is to have an economy made up of nothing but retailers, creating nothing and yet circulating the same hand-me-down trash over and over, for less and less pennies while whittling away the nation`s manufacturing and production, cheap mentalities like yours HURT an economy. Oh wait...but that sums up the american economy these days quite well, doesn`t it! Oh but you`d prefer to just sit, pat yourself on the back over having thought of a new way to "save" a few cents, and then wring your hands over where all the country`s manufacturing and good jobs went. Answer: overseas, to OTHER economies. But hey, I`m sure your kids and grandkids will be happy with McJobs becoming more and more their only career choice. Selfish, ignorant dumbass (which happens to sum up cheap people nicely, frankly).
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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    August 25, 2006 at 1:55 am
    Oh and when it comes to people like dsrdrdchs and nicholelibra, I love how cheap losers always bitch about how expensive (insert whatever) here is, like school for example, as if they`re the only ones running into that. Well, newsflash, einsteins: it`s the same for everyone (and frankly a lot worse for many). Yet somehow the majority of the rest of the population is able to get by without spiralling down into this cheapness-first thinking and unwittingly becoming a burden on society. I`m not saying spend frivolously. But if like this idiotic article says, you actually stop at yard sales so you can pick up books just because they`re a quarter each, guess what. You ARE the problem.

    Look, people hate cheap people. Everyone knows it. It`s instinctive. And there are very good internal reasons, even if most can`t verbalize it. In a nutshell, they`re parasites in various degrees...essentially trying to take from society more than they give.

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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    August 25, 2006 at 2:12 am
    ^^must be nice to be so rich.

    I have been out of school for a while- I own a home, car is paid off...I don`t waste money. I am actively saving for my retirement- because whose going to take care of me when I am
    With the spendthrift mentality that is so prevalent today, there will be alot of homeless 80`s &90`s babies & emi (pl. emo?) when retirement age rolls around.
    As far as your insight to the global economy, I have heard better from the crazy homeless man @port authourity. There is much more to economics than just supply & demand. A healthy economy also is indicative of the financial health of its people...too much credit + not enough savings = failure...pure & simple.

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    fk Male 70 & Over
    953 posts
    August 25, 2006 at 8:01 am
    I didn`t say anything about credit. Obviously if you go to the other extreme, and actually live off credit spending wildly, you`re just as bad.

    I`m talking about misers, you`re talking about spendthrifts. They`re both extremes; just opposite sides of the same coin, and equally reprehensible.

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    kirby_rules Male 13-17
    280 posts
    August 25, 2006 at 5:12 pm
    I agree with the vidoe games!
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    vthokie4me Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2006 at 8:01 pm
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    sims2luver Female 13-17
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    August 26, 2006 at 11:05 am
    ^ So true!
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    disconnected Male 13-17
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    August 28, 2006 at 5:35 pm
    guitars are good to buy second hand. they sound better when they are aged and if you are buying one second hand you dont have to spent 2 years playing it before it really starts to sound good.
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    crazymagemia Female 18-29
    364 posts
    September 3, 2006 at 8:33 am
    dont buy new books because you`ll probably only read it once?
    if i thought id only read the damn thing once then i wouldnt buy the book. all, or at least, most, of my books were bought new (and i have a LOT of books) and now they`re all dog-eared and used because ive read them all so many times. so to hell with buying used books.
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    SiriusLives Female 18-29
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    August 10, 2007 at 11:51 pm
    Makeup? Yuck.

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