When I was younger, the only used items I ever bought were cars. Beyond my vehicles, I wanted brand-new everything: furniture, clothes, books, you name it. But now that I’m much more budget-conscious, I am open to purchasing used products, particularly when I can save 50% or more off the retail price.
For example, I recently bought a used video game for my five-year-old son. The game didn’t come with a case or instructions, but the cartridge itself works perfectly well. I saved nearly 70% on this purchase by buying used instead of new.
I’m also getting ready to replace some network hardware here at home, and I’m probably going to buy a used cisco router for at least 40% off the retail price of a brand-new item.
I’m starting to buy used books, DVDs, CDs, and more, and I’m really saving a bundle on all my purchases. As long as the items are in good condition, then I see no reason to shell out extra money just so I can say something is brand-new.
If you’re shopping on a budget, you might want to consider this approach the next time you need to make a purchase!