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Top 11 items you should never buy new

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - If your looking to get the most bang for your buck, you could do your wallet a huge favor by buying used.

Here are the top 11 things you shouldn't buy new:

  • Clothes
    Thrift stores are a mecca for savvy shoppers. Looking for great deals on clothes try The Resale Center in Lubbock, Goodwill, or the Salvation Army.
    The Resale Center
    2218 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411
    (806) 763-8315
  • Books
    The Book Rack and lots of other used book stores are a great way to save half price on books. Most books don't get read more than once, if that, and they're astonishingly easy to find used at steep discounts -- if not absolutely free.
    5302 Slide Rd Ste C
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 797-3026
  • Furniture
    Quality furniture is built to last, so why pay full price for brand new couch or bed when a used one works just as well, for a fraction of the cost?
    The Consignment Gallery
    5920 66th St Unit 7
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 790-1075
  • Tools
    Well-made tools like hammers, wrenches, and shovels can last forever.
    5004 50th St
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 792-3721
  • Housing
    If you're looking for a new house and square footage is important to you – buy used! A house previously lived in will cost you less per square foot. However, a new construction property will cost you more because of construction costs.
  • CD'S/ DVD'S
    Unless it's scratched, a used CD or DVD plays just as well as a new one. Look for used CDs and DVDs at and movie rental chains.
    Hastings (Books, Music, and Video)
    5005 50th St, Lubbock, TX
    (806) 785-8828
  • Video Games
    1803 7th St,
    Lubbock, TX 79401
    (806) 747-1054
  • Sports Equipment
    Play It Again Sports
    4815 50th St Unit A
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 788-0144 
  • Pets
    Purchasing a puppy from a pet store or breeder can cost several hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, including vet bills and other fees. Adopt a previously-owned puppy from the animal shelter and the entire package -- puppy, vaccinations, fees and all -- is significantly less.
    Haven Animal Shelter
    4501 N FM 1729,
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 763-0092
  • Musical Instruments
    If you're just learning how to play a musical instrument it's probably not a good idea to buy a brand new instrument. You can test the musical waters with a used or rented one, first.
    Jent's House of Music
    2646 34th St,
    Lubbock, TX
    (806) 795-5579
  • Jewelry
    Most gems are priced way over their value (100% or more is fairly common). Find a pawn shop that's been in business for awhile, get to know the owner and ask him or her for recommendations. Some people also have a lot of luck on craigslist.

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