WASHINGTON - While driving around town or to the beach, you'll probably come across a yard sale this summer, but keep in mind there are some things that you shouldn't buy used.
The editors of Reader's Digest created a list of the 10 things you should never buy used.
The list includes:
- Bike or motorcycle helmets - They are meant to help protect in one accident, any damage might not be visible.
- Child car seats - One that's already been in an accident might not protect your child in another.
- Tires - A tire that's been in an accident is likely to be unstable and unreliable
- Wet suits and swimsuits - Just don't buy any used very personal products, especially if they hug your body.
- Mattresses - Bed bugs, mold, mites, bacteria and bodily fluids could all be in the mattress.
- Cribs - Hard to verify the safety of a used crib due to the scores of recalls and changing safety standards.
- Laptops - More likely to be damaged.
- Plasma Tvs - It's hard to tell how well they are taken care of, and can be very expensive to repair.
- Shoes - They become molded to the previous owner's feet.
- Hats - They are rarely cleaned before they are sold.
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