Tuesday, February 06, 2007

10 Things You Should Never Buy Used

MSN Money's Liz Pulliam Weston has written an informative, concise article detailing ten things you should never buy used. Rather than quote the entire article, here is the short list and a link the Liz's piece:

  1. Laptops
  2. Car seats
  3. Plasma TVs
  4. DVD Players
  5. Vacuum cleaners
  6. Camcorders
  7. Shoes
  8. Mattresses
  9. Wetsuits
  10. Helmets
BTW, the list is no particular order. It's well worth your time to read the list and heed its advice. The only minor objection I have with Liz's advice is in the category of laptops. I purchased a pre-owned laptop and know others who have done the same. You can reload the OS and programs on a laptop and make it "like new" again. Also, there are plenty of excellent diagnostic products on the market that will tell you, in a flash, whether the hardware is working properly (or not).