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11 Things to Buy Used

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You can save a lot by buying used rather than new. Many pre-owned items cost 50% to 75% less than comparable new items. Think “used” for products that:

-- will have a short lifespan in your possession. If you expect to discard an item soon, why pay top dollar for a shiny new model?

-- likely saw limited use by their previous owners. Think of these products as "almost new" rather than "used."

-- have been refurbished by trusted manufacturers to operate like new.

-- will get dinged and dirty in your possession. Who cares about an existing scratch or two on, say, a power tool that you’ll beat up on your own?

Here are 11 things you should consider buying used:

11 Things to Buy Used

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