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Things You Should Never Buy Used

Things You Should Never Buy Used

We love a good deal, but buying used isn't always the best way to trim your family's budget, especially when safety is a concern. Watch below to find out which kids' products are best always purchased new.


Via the Huffington Post

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Nina14734103 Nina14734103 3 years
you can buy use things here: www.goods4all.com
KristiPotts KristiPotts 4 years
Point well made Sarah K. If you know where it's coming from, it's history, and that it hasn't been recalled it can be safe. But it's not very common actually to know someone AND the history of their items. :( Many people buy from craigs list believing that the person that they don't know that they are buying this item from is telling the truth. Or sometimes the person they are buying from just doesn't understand that even things like a minor fender bender can cause unseen damage to a car seat.
KristiPotts KristiPotts 4 years
Lori - It's not simply about the cribs being well made or not, it's about safety issues. Normally cribs that are that old that slats on them are going to be too wide apart. If you can get a soda can through them then your baby can potentially get their head caught in them and suffocate or choke themselves to death. I buy used items all of the time (seriously, basically all of my kids clothes and many of their toys are bought use,) but when it comes to the life of my kids I am not going to put their lives at stake because I want to save money. I budget and save for those big items. I buy from sales (Babies R Us regularly have 20% off coupons and also The Great Buy Back Event where you can bring an old baby item, like an expired care seat or broken high chair, and they will give you 25% off of a new baby item. I got my daughters 4-in-1 crib that is very well made and pretty brand new for just over $100.) Both car seats and helmets can easily have damage that you cannot see or be old enough that the plastic has become brittle and can shatter if in an accident providing little to no protection. If heaven forbid you were in an accident your child may suffer life-altering damages or even lose their life because of weaknesses or damage in the seat or helmet. I completely agree that cribs, car seats, and helmets are all items that shouldn't be bought used. If you did your research to understand why that is so unsafe than you would agree, too.
GinnieCarr GinnieCarr 4 years
What is wrong with buying a used crib and bike?
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