Things You Should Never Buy Used

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Many people choose to buy used to save money and to do what’s right for the environment by recycling. However, there are some things you should never buy used. These are some of them, according to U.S. News and World Report.
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Mattresses

Mattresses should be replaced every 10 years, but used ones are also dirty and contaminated with bacteria, bodily fluids and dust mites.
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Swimsuits

A swimsuit is worn very close to the body, which makes it a safer choice to buy new. The same goes for underwear.
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Cribs

The safety standards on cribs change often so buying used could mean using an unsafe piece of furniture for your baby.
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Photo Light Bulbs

Photo light bulbs have a relatively short lifespan so you won’t know if the used one you’re buying is about to die.
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Wet Suits

Wet suits are only designed for a certain amount of wear and you don’t know how close a used one is to it’s last dive.
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Camera Lenses

A damaged lens could interfere with the quality of your photos so it’s better to buy new.
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Car Seats

Safety rules change regarding car seats each year so a used one might not be the safest choice.
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Shoes

Shoes tend to mold to a person’s feet so a used pair could be uncomfortable and cause you to walk in unhealthy ways.
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Speakers

You never know how the speakers were treated before you bought them and they could be on their last leg.
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Bicycle Helmets

You should always buy a new helmet after an accident, but it’s not always easy to tell if a helmet has been damaged.
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Hats

Hats aren’t always easy to clean and could be filled with bacteria and germs that could be problematic.
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Tires

You might not know if the tire was involved in a car accident so play it safe by buying new.
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Digital Cameras

Digital cameras can be damaged and you won’t always know that by looking at them.
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Makeup

Used makeup puts you at risk of skin infections, pink eye and other icky problems.
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Laptops

Buying a used laptop might save you some money, but they don’t come with warranties so you could be in trouble if something goes wrong.
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DVD Players

DVD players wear out and having them repaired is usually more costly just buying a new one.
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Pet Supplies

Pets aren’t the cleanest creatures and their used supplies probably aren’t either.
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Plasma TVs

A used TV doesn’t come with a warranty and sometimes replacing damage costs more than a new television.
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Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners get a lot of use and it can be hard to tell if they are about to break down for good.
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Software

Most computer software is identified via a serial number that allows it to be downloaded only once.
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