Shopping Tips: 3 things to buy second hand

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By: Jimmy Rhoades | Jessica Robertson Posted: 2:40 PM, Apr 19, 2017

Maybe you need to save or maybe you just love a good deal. Depending on where you buy and the condition of the item there are three things that you should be buying second hand. Jimmy Rhoades has a list that could save you big money next time you’re out shopping.

1.  Instruments

Musical instruments can be notoriously expensive. You buy a kid that guitar or you get them a keyboard and a month later they give it up. So, why buy new? You’re looking at around $160 online and you can get something similar at a Goodwill store for under $50. Check pawn shops for crazy good deals as well. Also, Musician’s Friend can get you a great price on instruments whose quality is guaranteed.

2.  Furniture

Used doesn't mean that it's worn-out. People move, they become minimalists so deep discounts can be found at flea markets and apps like OfferUp and Letgo connect buyers and sellers.

3.  Tools

Unless you're a pro or a hobbiest you might not have a lot of tools around, but when something haywire you're going to wish you had them. You might as well get them less expensively at a second hand store or garage sale.

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