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Old 01-20-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Solid steel tools; like pinch bars, spud bars, wrecking bars, etc. always save money buying used. Especially if you own a grinder to sharpen them.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:12 AM
 
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Most people buy a used home or land . Many buy used computers, vehicles, bicycles...
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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I rarely buy used as often its just buying others problems or things I really don't need to pile up because of the price is too good to pass up.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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Cars are the only things I might buy used.
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Old 01-26-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I buy furniture, books, bicycles and other stuff I find in good shape and much cheaper. If it is in good condition then why not? I have a question to those who are so opposed to the idea of buying used stuff. No offense just pure curiosity: why so negative?
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Old 01-26-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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I buy casegoods (solid wood furniture) used because it can be easily cleaned, and refinished if needed. I do not like to buy anything upholstered. I buy used clothes as long as they can be washed and dried in the machine. You can get all kinds of dishes, pots, home decor, etc. at Goodwill, usually for a lot better prices than Craigslist, but you can also find some really great deals on that kind of stuff at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc.

My other big thing is that when I buy something from Amazon, I *always* check the Amazon Warehouse to see if they have it. Sometimes it's a return, a lot of the time, it's just dents in the outside box and you get it at a substantial discount. For books, I used to always buy used, but these days, I try to stick with Kindle books to save on clutter and having to buy new bookcases! lol! There are a lot of great deals on Kindle books, btw, with several websites out there with daily listings of free and very inexpensive ebooks.

I'm not a fan of used appliances - usually, the newer models are more energy efficient which offsets any savings, plus these days, you can almost always get free delivery and installation. With used, I'd have to hire someone to help move and install it, so it's not a whole lot of savings by the time you get finished. What I do look for is an appliance store with a scratch and dent section, where there are still some good deals to be had.
Thanks! I'd not heard of Amazon having a warehouse. I just looked it up .
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:13 AM
 
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books,
Oh yes, books, especially out-of-print or rare books!
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Old 02-02-2015, 12:40 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Normally I search for exchange offers on internet stores and I have get benefit by this scheme many time. If someone here want to sell their indoor furnitures in budget friendly price then I will think about it and I also prefer online voucher stores where I can find best deals.
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Garage sale and ebay junkie here. Our Salvation Army store has some good things on occasion, but that's rare. Tools, books, clothes, shoes, glassware and dishes, computers, cd's, DVD's, phones, speakers, irons, lamps, furniture, small kitchen appliances (70's vintage) wall art, musical instruments, canning jars, hand trucks, those 'bag lady' folding carts on wheels, I could go on.......
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Old 02-04-2015, 02:58 PM
 
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Condoms, matches are two that come to mind.
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