When To Buy New Or Used?

adult-15814_960_720When trying to save money, one can consider buying used items rather than shelling out for completely new things. And in this day and age of the internet and online vendors, finding either has never been easier (not to mention places like pawn shops FT Lauderdale, craigslist, etc.). So it no longer is a matter if one can find a certain item, used, for sale. Rather, it is really up to whether or not a used item should be purchased in lieu of a brand new one.

Obviously new things will cost more, so when it is actually advised to buy something new? Well, let’s take a look.

In terms of cars, I would NEVER advise to buy new. A car will lose value the moment you drive it off of the lot. Sure, some cars maintain their value, but that would still be true of a used one.

Tires, on the other hand, should be bought new. I’ve had plenty of troubles with used tires before and I would just say that new ones should be purchased.

Electronics are also something that I would recommend buying used. From TVs to video game consoles, these things, provided they are tested first, can be bought used with certainty and will work just as well as new ones but for a lot less.

Computers can also be bought used. In fact, a very powerful system can be purchased for very little money of one buys the parts (used) and assembles it all themselves. It required a bit of know-how, but a great PC can be obtained this way for only a few hundred dollars (as opposed to thousands for pre-built systems).