PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Buy Second Hand to Save Money

Author's bio: The following article has been written by Roxie Willis, who with her vast experience in the mortgage industry has been associated with the MortgageFit Community as a contributory writer . Not only does she participate in the community forums to give her suggestions, but also makes her contributions through different articles on mortgage, refinancing, loan modifications etc.

How can one buy second hand goods and save more money

In this current financial scenario, you need to save more money and try to lead a frugal life. If you can try to save on daily products as well as other items, you can easily get used to the current financial market. You must try to buy second hand goods so that you can get the advantage of that item as well as save your hard-earned money as well. You can get the same material and benefits that you may get if you buy the same thing first hand.

Tips to get you started on buying second hand goods

There are certain things that you need to invest in without spending excess of money on must be bought second hand. If you have the place and the people you trust with these things, you can easily get going with your second hand buying. Take a look at the tips that’ll help you buy second hand goods:

  1. Trust yourself

    You must trust your instincts and yourself so that you can easily buy the second hand good. If you think that there really is a problem with the thing, you must not get it in the first place. But you must be sure of the thing you buy and ask from the source about the quality of that thing without buying it before. Even if you buy a second hand good, you must be sure of the quality of the thing. This will help you use the good for a very long time and help you get the worth of the thing. You’re saving money and if you get a good quality second hand item, you can easily save the money as well as invest in a better thing.

  1. Trusted source

    This is also an important criterion to tell you that you can still buy a great second hand good without getting duped. If you know any dealer or a person who sells second hand goods which are of good quality, you can easily buy them from him. This is an important tip that’ll help you buy a second hand and safe thing. You can also fulfill your purpose of saving your money and get a worthy good. But if you see that the thing is not that good in quality, you can say this to your trusted dealer and he can also make it a point to change it and give you the best one.

  1. Safety standards

    This is also an important tip that’ll help you buy a second hand good. If you buy anything for your children or toddlers, you must be extra careful. If you buy a chair and table or a playpen, you must be careful that the things don’t have any sharp edges or the paints are not toxic. If you buy goods for the elderly such as shawls, heating equipments or anything else, you must also check the quality of them. Sometimes the heating equipment can make your hands burn or they may also easily catch fire. This will help you check the safety standards of the things and help you judge the second hand goods.

You must remember that since you’re paying the money for these goods, you must check the quality well. You must research well on the dealers of the second hand goods and that can really help you save your money and get the worthy things.

No comments: