You already know that buying used was good, especially when it comes to used cars and clothes. However, did you know that you can actually buy the below three items used?
Party Supplies: This may seem like a weird thing to search for on Craigslist, but it can save you quite a bit of money. This is especially true if you are looking for children’s party supplies. For my daughter’s first birthday, I was able to get many leftovers from someone else for $10. This included wrapped plates, wrapped napkins, a flag, and more. If I had purchased those same items at Party City, I would have paid over $30-40 for them. Facebook local kid selling pages also will have some listings available. You can really save on your child’s party just because another parent decided to go all out.
Planning a wedding? Any brides overspend on their wedding then try to recoup some of the costs by selling a lot of their leftovers and décor online. It can be a great way to get affordable centerpieces, candles, and more.
The only negative thing about trying to find leftover party supplies is that you have to sift through a lot of party companies advertising their business.
Engagement Ring: It happens to the best of couples. Guy buys expensive ring and proposes, then guy backs out, and girl sells the ring for grievance costs. You can get a decent price on engagement rings or wedding rings used because a lot of breakups happen. However, be sure to meet the seller at a jeweler you trust to have it appraised. The seller should also have the ring’s paperwork with it, to prove it was not stolen. One last thing, buying your future fiancé a used engagement ring could get you in trouble if she is not the frugal type.
Timeshares: Did you know that you can buy timeshares for as low as a penny? This may seem like one of those crazy pitches that involve a lot of hours at an annoying seminar, but it isn’t. Many people have listed their timeshare units for sale for .01-$500 just because they don’t want to pay the annual maintenance fee anymore. The maintenance fee varies on each unit, but it costs range from $350-1050 a year. Depending on the unit, you may not get to pick which week you want. Some sales also have closing costs involved too. However, think about it. You can buy a timeshare for some change and take your yearly vacation for less than it would cost to rent a room at Motel 8. You can look for yourself for timeshare sales here.
Would you ever buy one of these three items used? If you have, I would love to hear your story.