10 Things NOT To Buy New

Submitted by: samemo 10 years ago
http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/SavingandDebt/FindDealsOnline/10thingsYouShouldntBuyNew.aspx?GT1=8473

Some pretty helpful tips here.
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Female 428
Makeup? Yuck.
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Female 364
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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Male 26
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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Female 797
^ So true!
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Male 68
gayyyy
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Male 280
I agree with the vidoe games!
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Male 951
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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Female 1,972
^^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 old...you?
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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Male 951
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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Male 951
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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Male 391
but if i don`t buy new video games, i won`t be cool.
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Male 1,371
sucks
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Male 223
*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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Female 663
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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Male 2,781
I AGREE WITH SUSIE, COLLEGE BOOKS ARE A B`TCH WHEN THEY`RE NEW!!! BETTER TO GET THEM USED, NERDS ALWAYS WRITE ON THE BOOKS AND OUTLINE THE MOST IMPORTANT SH`T. MAKES IT EASIER TO UNDERSTAND. AND SINCE SOME COLLEGE BOOKS COST AROUND $90USD NEW AND OLDER LIKE $60USD, IF YOU HAVE TO BUY 6-7 BOOKS, MORE PIZZA MONEY!!!

THE BOOKSTORE BUYS NEW BOOKS FOR LESS THAN HALF-PRICE. GET THEM FROM `AMAZON.COM` OR SOMEWHERE ELSE, THOSE B`TCHES ARE 4PROFIT INSTITUTIONS. RIP STUDENTS OFF THOSE GODDAMNED THIEVES!!!

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Female 77
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."
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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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Male 254
*brand new
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Male 254
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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Male 7
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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Female 338
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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Male 161
this article is lame
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Male 363
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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Male 4,393
^^^hehehe
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Male 315
hehe, MSN telling people not to buy a new xbox 360.. someone`s going to be fired for that one :-)
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Female 281
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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Female 1,398
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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Male 2,551
The 11th thing you should buy 2nd hand are condoms.
x3

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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Male 1,929
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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Male 632
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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Male 1,354
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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Male 951
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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Male 1,225
I agree with nichbrick... most of the things on this list I`ll buy used, but not video games.
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Male 1,478
I went on the 10 things you should buy new one.

crap... my laptop.

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Male 332
I would not want to wait a full year to play a game just to save 30 bucks though.
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Female 1,972
The part about toddler toys is a good idea- especially the little tykes & playmobil toys...they last forever
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Male 637
I think that was all pretty common sense.
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Male 797
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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Male 236
sports equipment...as in...like sports bras?
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Female 811
Aww, I thought this was going to be amusing.
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Female 284
I guess all that stuff is true, but sometimes I like new cars or books or whatever.
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Male 10,440
Wait! after reading what hyeonkim wrote, I am completly convinced this article is a piece of cheap poo indeed...
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Male 10,440
I agree with this article, but I already knew all this...
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Male 100
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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Male 144
not only common, but smart as well sometimes.
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Female 39
um...that wasnt really mind opening...but, yeah...i thought buying second hand things was common,
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Male 125
I agree with cars
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Male 1,265
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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Male 401
Link: 10 Things NOT To Buy New [Rate Link] - Some pretty helpful tips here.
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