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New or Used items

Posted by Mandi on June 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

When you were expecting did you get all NEW items??

I personally see no reason to do so.  A baby grows out of items so quick in the first year.  They use that pritty dress once maybe, or never.  You end up donating it to the good will, and then people like me pick it up for $2-$3  (only a fraction of the price you paid from the store)

I understand there are some items you get New, Like a Training Potty.  Matress, ect......

Me I was able to go shopping at one of my local good wills, and picked up about 30 outfits  about 25% of them still had the tags on them, and the others looked like they were used maybe once. 

One item a pair of Winni the Poo Overals Size 0-3 mos for only $3.00 with tags still on them.  Now i like to go in the disney store when i go to the mall, and i Know the cost of their cothing.  those had to of cost at least $12-15 in the store.

I Only I ended up paying about $20 for what would of been at least $130 of clothing if bought else where.

Another Used item we picked up was a Car seat with base and matching stroller.  Usually $160 for the set New.  We paid $60 and the lady only had used it for 6 mos, and it looks perfectly new.  No food stuck between any thing :)

So what is your take.  are you brave wnough to use others slightly used items to save cash?  or is your little one in need of only New items?

Categories: June 2012

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Reply Rachel
8:43 PM on December 11, 2012 
I buy almost everything second hand. I don't see any reason to pay full price for something, when I can get it for like 10% of the price at Goodwill. Then I don't pay to support slave/child labor either because I got it second hand so the company that made the item didn't get money from me. But mostly, I am just cheap :) BTW that stroller is AMAZING and if you actually have that I am unbelievably jealous!