10 Items You Should Never Buy New

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Some things really are better the second time around. In fact, many used items can be every bit as good as those purchased new. Plus, buying used is almost guaranteed to save you cash.

Without further ado, here’s our top 10 list of things you should never buy new:

1. Cars

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This had to be No. 1 on the list, right? After all, we’ve talked about it time and time again: The value of a new car drops like a rock as soon as you drive it off the lot.

Rather than be upside-down on your car loan five minutes after signing the paperwork, look for a quality used car that has already taken the huge depreciation hit. You can find advice on how to do that in our article on “Six Things You Should Check Before Buying a Used Car.”

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