Budget Better: 12 things you should always buy new

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Stuff You Should Never Buy Used

We've shared some things you should consider buying secondhand, like cars, textbooks and DVDs. If these products are in good condition, you won't sacrifice your health or safety by making a secondhand purchase.

However, there are several everyday items you should always buy new to avoid these risks.

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Garments like underwear and bathing suits should always be purchased unworn for health reasons. If you're on a tight budget, you can usually find a great deal at discount retailers like Costco or Wal-Mart -- but these items should never be previously used. We also recommend you avoid buying car seats and bike helmets secondhand for safety reasons.

Check out the slideshow below for a full guide of items you are way better off buying brand new.

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Budget Better: 12 things you should always buy new

1. Bike helmets

Check out the best helmets on Amazon here 

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2. Car seats

Check out the best car seats on Amazon here 

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3. Mattresses and pillows

Check out the best mattresses on Amazon here 

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4. Bathing suits

Check out the best bathing suits at Nordstrom here

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5. Underwear and bras

Check out the best lingerie at Nordstrom here 

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6. Makeup

Check out the best cosmetics at Nordstrom here

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7. Beauty & hair products

Check out the best hair products at Nordstrom here

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8. Hats

Check out the best hats at Nordstrom here

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9. Running shoes

Check out the best running shoes on Amazon here

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10. Blenders

Check out the best blenders on Amazon here

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11. Laptops & other electronics

Check out the best laptops at Best Buy here

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12. Tires

Check out the best tires on Amazon here

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