Bargain hunting has become easier over the years. Online resources and yard sales make it easy to find bargains in the form of used items. There are apps where you can find used items locally at rock bottom prices. Saving money if good, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there are some items that for reasons of safety and health, should only be purchased new, here are some of those items.
Car tires should never be bought used. Tires are an important component for a car and a tire failure on the road can be catastrophic and even deadly to you and others. Tires should 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.
Sensible people should know not to 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 to say the least.
Keeping your head safe from impacts is one of the most important things you can do, and 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. Why take a chance on a dangerous head injury just to save a few bucks?
Buying a used mattress or box spring is a bad idea and is similar to buying used underwear and swimwear. 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.
If you do decide to buy something used, always make sure it’s safe.