Yard sales and online resources for finding bargain used items are everywhere. It’s nice to save money on electronics or home deco items every once in a while, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are some items however that for reasons of safety and health, should only be purchased new, here are some of those items.
Tires are one of the key components on a car and one of the things that can cause big problems if not kept up. A tire failure on the road can be catastrophic and even deadly to you and others. Tires are one thing that should definitely be bought new when it’s time to replace them. Good tires can be expensive and sometimes it may seem like a good idea to buy used and save a few bucks, but that can be a mistake. Most of the time people sell used tires because they are worn and unsafe. Don’t take a chance with your safety and the safety of others, buy your tires new.
It may seem obvious, but you should never buy used swimwear or underwear. Who knows what dangers lurk in someone else’s underwear. You definitely don’t want someone else’s germs on your intimate parts.
Your head is arguably the most important part of your body. Helmets are designed to protect your head from impacts. Buying a used helmet may expose you to dangerous head injuries. A used helmet may look like it’s in good condition, but there may be unseen structural damage that reduces its effectiveness in an accident.
Buying a used mattress or box spring is a bad idea. You don’t know what kind of activities may have taken place on that mattress. We’ve all heard about the difficulties of getting rid of bed bugs. Bringing a used mattress into your home is just inviting trouble.
Buying used things can save you money, but make sure whatever you buy is safe.