Did you know that new isn’t always better? When you’re looking at buying something you need, rather than going to the shop for something brand new and shiny you can get something just as good, in fantastic condition for far cheaper. Even if you don’t see what you want in mint condition you can always refurbish items or get an appliance repair company in for things which can be fixed easily and back to as good as new. Have a look at this list to see where you could be saving:
New cars lose considerable value as soon as they leave the dealership, so it’s always best to buy used. Look for a model that’s a year old and doesn’t have many miles and you’ll feel like you have a brand new car for a much lower price. You can even find cars on sites like eBay, but don’t take the price at face value, always make sure that you negotiate with the seller, especially if the price is way higher than a site like TrueCar or Kelley Blue Book estimates the value as.
You can save loads of cash on furniture by buying preowned instead of new, especially if you shop at the right time. Check out places like arnoldsofficefurniture.com for cheap, good-quality items as office furniture is usually in really good knick.
A new bike can cost hundreds, but a used one will cost a fraction of that price and can still be in great condition. Especially when it comes to kids’ bikes as they simply grow out of them rather than wear the bikes out. Bikeexchange.com and pinkbike.com are great places to have a look, and if you’re good with your hands and can get creative, then you can even just buy the frame and then add some more expensive parts from other sellers. You’ll then have a new and unique bike like no other for a much lower price.
Buying second-hand clothes from charity shops or can save you so much money when it comes to jeans and suits. You can get some great brands at a fraction of the cost. Baby clothes are also good to buy used because babies grow out of them so quickly and there is a good chance that new parents will have over-bought or received the outfits as gifts, so items are often like-new or even unworn. Don’t bother with buying used footwear though as shoes tend to wear around a person’s specific foot shape, so a used pair probably won’t be too comfy.
Older models of musical instruments might actually be of better quality than the ones you’ll find new on the shelf. Today companies are trying to make everything cheaper, so buying an older musical instrument could be the best option as newer technology doesn’t always have the same kind of tonal quality and build. Make sure you research before you buy, try out any instrument before you buy it and always look up the brands and makes too. Musical instruments can be given as gifts too or something that people take up initially and then realise it’s harder than they thought, so they give up on it meaning that there are many on the market that has hardly been used.