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” One of the best ways to save a little money is to buy stuff used—whether we’re talking computers, smartphones, or even cars. Buying used comes with a bit of extra responsibility, though. Here are some guides on how to avoid getting screwed, no matter what you’re buying.

  We’ve shared a ton of tips for selling your old junk online, but what about when you’re buying? That’s a little trickier, since you not only want a good deal, but you also want a product that’s working, reliable, and in good condition. Here are some of the guides and tips we’ve featured over the years on buying used stuff.”

 

 

Here’s the dope on used car buying

 

 

” There’s a lot of debate over whether buying a used car is better than buying new, but we won’t get into that here—this pros and cons list at Car and Driver should help you out. However, if you are set on buying a used car, we’ll leave it to our friends at Jalopnik to help you avoid getting screwed. Their advice? Inspect the owner, not just the car, and have your own mechanic look at it. Most importantly, do some serious research on the model you’re looking at. Forums are a great resource. That way, you know its pain points, what a fair price is, and repair costs (which is so often ignored). Check out their guide for more.

  Those aren’t the only items you can buy used, of course, but they are some of the most common—and some of the ones that really require your due diligence. No matter what you’re buying, don’t be afraid to walk away if you don’t trust the seller—and if you can, buy locally so you can do your inspection in person. Good luck!”

 

 

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