Simple Everyday Living: Chapter 6 - Buy Second Hand When You Can

When you can, buy second hand.

Everyone knows that if you can buy second hand, it can save you a lot of money and with social media, now more than ever it is easier to buy second hand.

Of course, you can shop at second hand stores and hit up rummage sales which are both great ways to save some money but people can also go online to save money. There is still Craigslist but you can also use online groups such as Facebook marketplace to help find items for sale in your area.

Furniture and clothing have always been obvious items to purchase second hand but you may want to also include vehicles and even your home. Most people know that the minute you leave a dealership with your new car, it has already depreciated in value and now days buying a plot of land can sometimes be almost as expensive as just buying an existing home.

It may seem much more appealing to build your dream home and have the big new fancy car but buying second hand and fixing up an existing item can often save you money and still turn out to be something that can fulfill your needs, just for a lot less money.