10 Things You Should Never Buy Used


With so many websites devoted to selling consigned goods and with flea market shopping being practically a weekend sport, it’s clear that the modern consumer isn’t afraid of buying something used. According to Money, however, there are certain items that you should never buy used. “The trick to getting your money’s worth at a garage sale is knowing what to buy — and what not to buy,” writes Andrea Cannon. So what things should you avoid at the the thrift store? Here are 10 things you should never buy used.

  1. Helmets
  2. Mattresses
  3. Cribs
  4. Child car seats
  5. Underwear and bathing suits
  6. Cosmetics
  7. Bath and beauty products
  8. Running shoes
  9. Electronics
  10. Puzzles and games

Learn more about how consignment stores are run by reading How to Open and Run a Consignment Store.

What items are you willing to buy used?

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