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Re: "Buyer's Market" - any data to back it up?

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
I never buy big ticket items - Cars, boats, houses etc - new, there's too big a hit on depreciation. Finding a lightly used whatever saves such a big piece of change for very little compromise.

I once read a quote that one only HAD to have two things new - food & underwear. That goes well beyond my personal choice but there is an element of truth to it.
Fully agree. I have not bought a new vehicle since 1973 for exactly the reasons you state. Most of my furniture is used (much of it antique) but I draw the line on bedding, for a number of reasons, not the least being the invasion of bed bugs in North America.

Why are people happy to accept science which makes their life easier while rejecting science that makes their faith or beliefs more difficult?

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