Avoid Buying These Items Used

September 3, 2019

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Scoring a bargain feels fantastic!  Hitting the thrift store and finding hidden gems is not only good for your wallet but the environment too.  But not everything should be bought used. Mattresses top the list. With the resurgence of bed bugs, it makes taking a second-hand mattress risky.  Not to mention that a mattress 5 years and older is not worth the thrifty savings. Avoid used bicycle helmets.  While the helmet may look nearly brand new, the foam padding breaks down over time. A helmet that’s just a few years old might not be durable enough to protect your head in the event of an accident. Plus, a helmet that has sustained a crash should be tossed. Child car seats should only be bought new. Safety rules on these necessary items change frequently, and seats often get recalled for not satisfying those requirements. Plus, if the car seat has been in an accident, it should be retired. It’s not worth taking a chance on your little one’s safety. Cosmetics. Makeup tends to be a safe, cozy harbor for bacteria, so it’s best not to test your luck by using someone else’s half-used eyeshadow palette. Finally undergarments should go without saying.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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