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12 Things You Should Never Buy in Bulk

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Repeat after me: Bigger isn’t always better. Yes, you certainly can save money by buying some things in bulk. But it’s a mistake to think that the biggest package you can find at Costco or Sam’s Club is the best deal every time.

In fact, when you start comparing the per-unit prices of everyday items, you’ll find that smaller packages often cost less per unit than supersize containers. What’s more, bulk purchases can be a waste of money – even if the per-unit price is less – if you’re unable to use up such large quantities before they expire, spoil or simply lose their appeal.

Here are several everyday items you should avoid buying in bulk. Over a year’s worth of shopping trips, the savings could add up to hundreds of dollars.

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