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    I dont buy specific things second-hand... however we have do have some second hand toys & clothes.
    I quite often look on gumtree for an item which I might want but not need or for items that aren't high wear n tear items (etc. baby clothes, mens ties)

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    Anything I want to buy except clothes, I will try to find good condition secondhand before buying new.
    We don't have a lot of play money so I'll do lots of research on the items then search for a second hand bargain.

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    I bought a second hand pram, boori bassinet, cot was a hand me down from when my cousins were babies, car was second hand too. Both kids wear a lot of hand me downs from their cousins.
    I akso bought a baby rocker and jumperoo second hand. When the kids grew too big l sold it for close to what l bought it for.

    I would never buy a brand new car. l feel as though you lose money on the car as soon as it is driven away. DP is quite clued on with cars so we arent too worried that a second hand car may mechanical issues. People l have known that have bought new cars tend to be people that are a bit clueless with fixing cars themselves.

    Baby carseats are new, so was our change table and change mat. Underwear is always new.

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    I bought 13 as new t shirts for my son today for $15. I try and buy second hand where I can except underware etc

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    Gosh I'd have nothing if I tried to afford new! Almost everything I buy is secondhand, main things I always buy new is bed linen (minus a couple of character quilt covers), mattresses and underwear. Oh and cloth nappies. I usually buy secondhand because its usually half the price and barely used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post
    Umm, why?

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    Second this! You can wash them ... many many times if you wish

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    Huge fan of second hand baby clothes. Most are only worn a couple of times before being passed on/sold.

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    Most of my daughter's clothes are second hand at the moment, I don't understand the issue? Most of the stuff I've bought (ebay) looks like its barely been worn.

    We were also given a baby Bjorn, sling, bumbo, play mat, swing, 2 bassinets just to name a few things. Items I wanted new so they would last for a few bubs were my cot and pram. I have other new items too but they're things I didnt even try to find second hand.

    For clothes I'm big on bulk buy on eBay, especially for dd. There are some great bargains!!

    We don't currently have a car but when we buy one it will be second hand. Dh and I also had a lot of second hand furniture when we moved in together.

    To me its about living within our means. We aren't rich, we've gone through some tough times so you make do with what you can afford.

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    Pretty much everything we have for DS was a gift (new or second hand) or bought second hand - except for the carseat. I buy him new clothes if there is a big sale or I see something I just cannot resist.

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    I am happy to buy most things second hand

    only things that I won't buy is underwear and swim wear


 

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