Online resources and yard sales make it easy to find bargains in the form of used items. There are apps where you can find used items locally at rock bottom prices. It’s nice to save money, and there’s nothing wrong with that. There are some items however that for reasons of safety and health, should only be purchased new, here are some of those items.
You should never buy car tires used. Tires are a key component for a car and a tire failure on the road can be catastrophic and even deadly to you and others. Tires should definitely be bought new when it’s time to replace them. Good tires can be expensive and sometimes it may seem like a good idea to buy used and save a few bucks, but that can be a mistake. Most of the time people sell used tires because they are worn and unsafe. Don’t take a chance with your safety and the safety of others, buy your tires new.
Most sensible people should know not to buy used swimwear or underwear. Who knows what dangers lurk in someone else’s underwear. You definitely don’t want someone else’s germs on your intimate parts.
Helmets are designed to protect your head from impacts. Buying a used helmet may expose you to dangerous head injuries. A used helmet may look like it’s in good condition, but there may be unseen structural damage that reduces its effectiveness in an accident. Why take a chance on a dangerous head injury just to save a few bucks?
Along the same lines as swimwear or underwear, buying a used mattress or box spring is a bad idea. You don’t know what kind of activities may have taken place on that mattress. We’ve all heard about the difficulties of getting rid of bed bugs. Bringing a used mattress into your home is just inviting trouble.
Make sure that if you’re buying something used it’s safe.