Cash Converters and Cracker. This list is from MSN Money Central (thanks to Get Rich Slowly)...top 10 things to buy secondhand. We'll need to buy everything on this list other than toys and timeshares. Oh, and gems - not really on my list.In preparation of moving overseas, we've sold practically everything and will have to start fresh in Australia. I'll be checking Craigslist,
1. Books — Most books are read only once. Books are also easy to find cheap, or at your public library.
2. DVDs, CDs, and videos — These are easy to find used at yard sales. And, again, try the library.
3. Toys for young children — Kids are fickle; it’s tough to predict what they’ll like. And they don’t care if a toy is used or new.
4. Jewelry — Gems have huge markups. Buy from a reputable pawn shop.
5. Sports equipment — Sporting goods are easy to find at yard sales, thrift stores, and from friends who no longer use them.
6. Timeshares — To get the best deal on a timeshare, buy from a disgruntled owner.
7. Cars — Automobiles are notoriously poor “investments”. Let somebody else take the initial depreciation hit. Buy used.
8. Software and console games — If you’re willing to wait a few months, you can get fantastic deals on used software. (Don't think Craig can usually wait.)
9. Furniture — High-quality used furniture is easy to find. Check the newspaper classifieds, craigslist, or look for a used furniture stores.
10. Hand tools — “Well-made tools with few or no moving parts — like hammers, wrenches, shovels, hoes, etc. — can last decades with proper maintenance and are relatively easy to find at yard sales.”