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Do you buy?

Do you buy things secondhand? From Thrift stores or at garage sales? Or do you buy only new and/or name brand.
I know a young mother who will not buy second hand things. She only buys new things for her child.
Do you know anyone who will only buy new and/or name brand things?

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Asked by MamaWolf1981 at 12:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • My ex husband used to get really ticked off when I bought things second hand. He said he grew up always having used things and he hated it and he made good money so his kids were only going to get new things. I still bought used thing that were in good condition--his 'good money' didn't always make as far as the thought it did, especially since he was a spender. I just didn't tell him it was used.

    Answer by layh41407 at 12:04 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • If i buy name brand its second hand and i like to trade things i dont need for things i do i save alot of money that way

    Answer by april_f at 12:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I love going to the good will to see what kind of buys I can get. Don't get me wrong, I love shopping at the mall too, but now that I have the twins, the money has to go farther!

    Answer by TALuke at 12:05 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I have three children. My first child I refused at first to buy anything used. But then I realized how expensive it became. My subsequent children basically have mostly used stuff. I am very particular in the things I buy though. I still am very picky and will only buy good name brands. I love using craigslist to get what I need. Whatever I do not buy second hand or cannot find, I wait for good Clearance sales!

    Answer by Justice828 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I don't buy second hand clothes. I do however hand down clothes from our older boys to our younger one. I do NOT like garage sales, I buy everything on sale, I never pay full price, I just don't like used stuff.
    I think if someone can afford it, it's their prerogative, and no ones business really...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:08 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I prefer to buy new. My younger son does wear some of my older son's old clothes.

    Answer by Snewo at 12:14 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • i'm a trifty buyer i wouldn't buy clothes for my son at a second hand store but i would for myself cause they carry styles i still wear for really cheap... i love garage sales to but i go for more like toys that my son wants and furniture and things like that same with thrift stores.. but if i do buy new it's always clearanced.

    Answer by Lynnsae at 12:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I buy both. If I find a good deal new that is what I buy otherwise I buy used.

    Answer by sandbuster at 12:20 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • We love thrift stores! Everything but underwear and socks! And I always get complimented on how well dressed my kids are!

    Answer by shivasgirl at 12:20 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • I buy both!!
    I found my DD's crib and changing table at a secondhand store for mommies, for under $200, and it's just as nice as the $600 ones.
    But for the most part, i buy new, brand name stuff.... Roxy, Hurley, hello kitty... She always gets the best..
    But I have no problem with secondhand stuff. If it's cute, it works... And a majority of the secondhand stores around here, have brand new clothes, with tags still it's like brand new brand names anyway!

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 3:33 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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