So, I’ve been studying up on the freegans and thinking about the great response to my urban foraging expedition. Used stuff is all the rage, no? I ran across this article that talks about what’s O.K. to buy used.
I bought my car used about three years ago, and it’s been a dream. I was able to getting a higher level car than I could afford to buy if I bought new. The car was certified pre-owned and two years old. Now mind you, I bought the car in early 2005 before Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma came around. You have to be careful with the car’s history. My friend bought a used Land Rover and it’s giving her hell. It had a lot of electrical problems. I hope it’s not a hurricane car.
I clothes swap with my friends, too. That’s not buying used, it’s just wearing used goods. Honestly, I don’t really go to thrift stores. Why pay when I can swap with the homies?
Looking at the list of things that you should buy used, I agree with most of them. But I am not so sure about used kiddie toys. I would be worried that there was a recall I didn’t know about. I bet I would be a worry wart for a parent.