What's the Deal: Save big bucks buying secondhand

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What's the Deal: Save big bucks buying secondhand - Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on August 24, 2017. (WPVI)

When it comes to saving money, experts say there are some things you should never buy new.

A money saving website called [url HREF="https://www.cheapism.com/" TARGET="" REL="nofollow"]Cheapism[/url] breaks down the things you should always buy secondhand to save big.

First on the list are books. You will pay pennies on the dollar buying a copy someone else has already read.

Next, think of the clothing and items you only wear for a short period, or in some cases for just one evening, such as formal wear. Some people only wear a gown once or twice and then donate or consign for a fraction of the cost.

Also, maternity clothes. These items are only used for the roughly 9-month stretch and get far less wear and tear than your regular wardrobe.

Same goes for kids clothes, shoes, toys and baby items. We all know how quickly they grow and outgrow these items, so keeping the retail chain going helps all parents save. However, buy secondhand car seats with extreme caution.

Musical and sports equipment are good items to get a good deal on when they are used. Some kids only stick with activities for a short time, so if yours is trying something out, Cheapism says it's best to skip the splurge on pricey new items.

Finally, household items are good deals. People change their taste often, so consider secondhand home decor, furniture, fitness machines and the like.

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