March 17, 2015

NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO:

20 Items You Should Never Buy at Full Price (Wise Bread March 17, 2015, US News)

1. DVDs and CDs

Used DVDs and CDs will play like new if they were well taken care of by their previous owner. Even if you wind up with a scratched disc, there are ways to remove the scratches and make the DVD or CD playable again, such as rubbing it with toothpaste or even a banana.

2. Books

You can buy used books at a significant discount from online sellers and brick-and-mortar used book stores. The condition of the books may vary, but they usually range from good to like-new. And of course, check out your local library for free reading material. (If you have an e-reader, check out the digital books that are available, too.)

3. Video games

Kids tire of video games rather quickly. You can easily find used video games from online sellers such as Amazon and eBay a few months after the release date. Most video game store outlets will feature a used game shelf, as well.

4. Special occasion clothing

Most people take good care of formal clothing but will only wear it once or twice. Their closet cast outs are your savings: Thrift stores, yard sales, online sellers and even some dress shops offer fantastic buys on used formal wear.

One of the great by-products of America's mania for civic associations is that there are tons of thrift stores.

Posted by at March 17, 2015 8:26 PM
  

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