You are paying too much if you only buy new goods. Many items are cheaper when purchased secondhand, so it doesn’t make much sense to not even consider purchasing them used.
Here are five examples of things you should buy secondhand.
Nowadays, video games have live gaming access, which keeps players entertained for months after the initial game purchase. However, gamers sill get tired of games after finishing all levels, campaigns, records, and achievements. This scenario has created a huge market for pre-owned games available sometimes within weeks of the original release. Big savings for players can be had this way. Check the condition of the actual disk for scratches or dents. Prices vary greatly per game retailer. In addition, game publishers are fighting the used game market by providing exclusive new game content like maps and characters only available via codes found on the package. With the new game average price around $60, it is a good option to search for a pre-owned version.
Secondhand books are generally less expensive than most e-books even including shipping and handling charges. Readers have the option to resale them too. It is understandable to buy a new book for the latest edition of a hit series. Unless there are pages missing on a used book, it’s the best choice to purchase as pre-owned.
Used electronic equipment usually lacks a warranty protection. Nevertheless, many stores offer refurbished phones in a good as new condition with warranty coverage. A refurbished item is one that was simply returned to the store for repair and repackage. Refurbished smartphones have discounts of up to 20% off the original price for recently released ones. Find higher discounts for goods that have older release dates.
Fine jewelry has a much better price if bought used since their resale value is low. Furthermore, gems, diamonds, silver, and gold jewelry can be polished to a brand new condition. Appraise the jewelry to ensure that the price is right.
Hand Tool Equipment
Many baby boomers are approaching their retirement age to later move into retirement villages or condominiums. This is a potential source for cheap tool collections. There are many brand name tools that hardly wear out like screwdrivers, pliers, chisels, hammers, to name a few.
As a final note, always make sure that the secondhand item is as described. Ask questions about how the goods were used and stored. Look for well maintained items. And finally, good hunting!!
This article is provided courtesy of Bad Credit Loans Direct, a consumer finance website providing information and resources on small personal loans for bad credit and other personal credit services.
I'm Louida from Atlanta, Georgia and I'm a mother of two daughters, blogger, and full time working mom at a Business Consulting Firm.
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