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October 2, 2017

New or used? Even thrift shoppers have their limits

  • Some people who buy most things used avoid mattresses and upholstered furniture for fear of bedbugs.
  • By LIZ WESTON
    NerdWallet

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    People who buy used often value the idea of keeping stuff out of landfills and reducing their environmental impact as much as they do saving money.

    Bedbugs. Weird smells. The possibility of imminent breakdowns. People have all sorts of excuses for not buying used stuff.


     
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