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It doesn’t matter how great of a bargain we get on these products, we cheapskates know better than to ever purchase them used.Used goods shopping is a great way to stretch your cash. There are many of things that make more financial sense to buy used, but we want to highlight a few things that are important for the health and safety of your family and should be purchased brand new. There are some things that thrifty folks just should never buy used. No matter how good the deal, there are some items that are just better to get new. Here are 11 things to never buy used and why.

1. Cribs

It’s common knowledge that modern safety standards are stricter than those that applied to cribs manufactured even a few years ago, yet there have been several crib recalls in recent times. You may not be able to tell whether a crib being sold at a yard sale in your area is recalled or if the prior owner was even aware of a recall. For the most up-to-date information in the event of a recall or safety issue, it’s preferable to purchase a brand-new crib and register it with the manufacturer.

2. Child Safety Seats

Child safety seats, often known as car seats, have also been the subject of recalls to ensure their continued use by families with young children. Baby car seats, like cribs, should be purchased new and registered with the manufacturer so that you may be contacted if there are any safety issues. You should also think about purchasing a new child safety seat if your vehicle is involved in an accident while the seat is in it, regardless of whether or not the kid was there.

3. Mattresses

Getting a secondhand mattress is a great way to save money. The introduction of a new, more costly issue, such as bed bugs, is also a possibility. The infestation of these disgusting little bugs has been growing like wildfire recently, and it’s not something you want to have to deal with. Simply replace your old mattress.

4. Bike Helmets

You should always use caution whether riding a bike, skateboard, or doing anything else that requires head protection. As a matter of fact, it’s the law in many jurisdictions. When you factor in their many benefits, bicycle helmets are surprisingly affordable. Attempt to visualise the trauma a person would suffer if their head were to hit the ground. Contemplate what may happen to your helmet if it were to occur. When you wear a helmet, your head is protected against blows by absorbing some of the force of the hit. You shouldn’t purchase a secondhand helmet since you have no idea how hard its shell has already been hit.

There may be unseen damage to the helmet, rendering it ineffective as a head protector the next time it strikes the ground.

Your brain should not look like that.

If you value your head, invest the $20-$40 on a new helmet.

5. Football Helmets

Just like how it is recommended that cyclists wear helmets. You shouldn’t purchase a previously owned football helmet. Costly football helmets need to be routinely checked to ensure they are still in good condition for use. All of the helmets at your school or youth football league should be treated this way. If you want to purchase your own helmet, you should inquire about inspection options. You can’t just assume the prior owner took the time to do this for you.

6. Shoes

Especially when it comes to expensive sports shoes that your kid will outgrow before the end of the season, the temptation to give them to a younger brother or friend is strong. Sure, I’ll be honest and say that I have a couple pairs of gently used footwear in my closet. The expense of keeping everyone’s feet shod is reduced, yet this is still a terrible idea. Over time, one person’s feet will begin to take shape in their shoe moulds. Therefore, your feet will feel uncomfortable in someone else’s shoes. As a result, not only will the footwear be unpleasant to wear, but it may also lead to medical issues that need costly trips to the doctor.

Shoes should be purchased brand-new, but if necessary, secondhand during a sale is acceptable.

7. Makeup

When it comes to makeup, there are some things you should never buy used, no matter how great the deal may be. Here are 11 things to never buy used and why:

1. Makeup brushes – Used brushes can harbor bacteria and other nasties that can cause breakouts or eye infections.
2. Mascara – Mascara is a personal item that should never be shared. Plus, it can dry out quickly, so buying used mascara is a risky proposition.
3. Lipstick – Like mascara, lipstick is a personal item that can harbor bacteria. It can also dry out quickly, so it’s best to buy new.
4. Foundation – Foundation is another makeup item that can harbor bacteria.

It’s also tricky to find the right shade when buying used, so it’s best to start fresh.
5. Blush – Blush can also harbor bacteria.

Plus, it’s difficult to tell if the color is right for you when buying used.
6. Eye shadow – Eye shadow can dry out quickly, so buying used is not a good idea.

Plus, it’s difficult to tell if the color is right for you when buying used.
7. Concealer – Concealer can harbor bacteria and it’s difficult to find the right shade when buying used.
8. Powder – Powder can dry out quickly, so buying used is not a good idea.
9. Perfume – Perfume is a personal item that should never be shared. Plus, it can lose its scent over time, so buying used is not a good idea
10. Nail polish – Nail polish can dry out quickly, so buying used is not a good idea.Plus, it’s difficult to tell if the color is right for you when buying used.
11. Body lotion – Body

8. Hats

, sunglasses

Hats are hard to clean – If you wear a hat, it’s going to get dirty. And unless you’re okay with wearing a used hat that someone else has already sweat in, you’re better off buying a new one.

9. Stuffed Animals

Stuffed animals may be cute and cuddly but you don’t know what kind of environment they lived in before. They could be home to millions of dust mites and mold spores or eyes or a nose that could fall off and become a choking hazard.

10. Computers

Computers are a big gamble when you buy used. Laptops are even more so because you don’t know how many tumbles it has taken. You may get lucky and buy a perfectly good used computer or laptop or you may end up with a huge headache. If you’re a techie and know what you’re doing and what to look for, go for it. If you aren’t, then you could still save some money by purchasing a factory refurbished computer.

11. Underwear and swimsuits

Anything that sits that close to your personal bits should be purchased new.

11 Things you should never buy used from thrift stores, yard sales or Craigslist.

These are not hard and fast rules, just suggestions. However, I always recommend putting the safety and well-being of your family before any good deal. There’s plenty of other stuff to buy used but some times we just have to buy new. What are some things you absolutely will not buy used?

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Susan

My name is Susan and I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to blog and share tips for managing home. I have been married for 8 years and have three kids. I know what it is like to try to keep a household running smoothly while also trying to take care of a family.
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