Tuesday, June 29, 2010

21 Things You Should Never Buy New

I came across a wonderful article from the Yahoo Finance section.  I figured that I would share.  It's titled 21 Things You Should Never Buy New

From recreational items to timeshares.  Check out the article!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Top 6 things that you should not buy new

1. Cars
Unlike houses, cars depreciate 15-20% during the first three years.

2. Books
Most books are only read once and then put up on a shelf. You can find books at your local library or used books at garage sales, amazon.com, ebay.com, half.com, and bookfinder.com

3. Designer Clothing
Ebay.com and your local thrift store is a good place to start with used designer clothing.

4. CD's and DVD's
You can find great deals at garage sales, ebay, and craigslist.

5. Baby items, toys and games
Take advantage of garage sales and craigslist this Summer.

6. Homes
House usually appreciate with time. Right now is a good time to buy a used home that you can fix up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How to find free stuff

Here is a great article from Yahoo Green. They not only have Craigslist and Freecyle, they have several other websites that I had not heard of. Just thought I'd share.

http://green.yahoo.com/blog/the_conscious_consumer/53/how-to-find-free-stuff.html

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Washer broke!!!

We moved into this house two years ago. With it came a used "Magic Chef" washer and dryer. It is rusting at the hinges but it still worked. The other day I went to wash some clothes and found that one of the plastic hinges to the door broke off. If this were last year, this would have been my excuse to go out and buy one of those beautiful Maytag washer and dryer sets. You know the ones that cost $1,000 plus each? The one I have dreaming about for the past 8 years? Yes that's the one.

Anyhow, long story short I am not buying a new set. The washer still works. I have to be careful when I open the door, it will shut the laundry cycle off because it goes to far without the hinge. But other than that, it still washes the darn clothes. I'm going to do a little research to see if I can find a replacement hinge or some super duper glue that will hold up to my laundry four times a week.


Update: My husband found some kind of special glue laying around the house and decided to give it a try. It worked! The hinge is now attached. Now the question is for how long? My good ol' washer is still kickin!

Friday, February 20, 2009

3 months!!!

Here we are at almost three months. I can't believe how we don't have a need for new things. So far, we have only needed to buy food. I feel like my house is still full of things I don't need. I'm working on donating and selling some things on ebay.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

WikiHow.com's ideas for not buying anything new

The link has 21 steps and examples of how not to buy anything new.

http://www.wikihow.com/Buy-Nothing