You Bought That NEW?? 12 Things You’re CRAZY to Pay Full-Price For (+ where I’m posting my day-to-day tips)

12 Things You REALLY should be buying second-hand! A TV segment video from

Do you ever think, “You bought that NEW??” when you see someone who pays out the nose for something that really should have been bought second-hand? No? Just me?

My blog went on the fritz last night and I wasn't able to post the post the budgeting post I was planning on. Don't you worry, it's coming Thursday and it's a GOODIE! So in the meantime I thought I'd share a recent TV segment I did on Studio 5 that shows you some of my favorite things to buy used, why you should buy them used, and how to find them for a good deal:

Second Savings: 12 Things to Buy Used

Watch the TV segment online, or click and watch below:

This was essentially a refresh of THIS POST, so be sure to head over there for more details on all of these items including HOW to get them second-hand, WHY you should, and WHAT to look for!


Now that I'm only posting on Tuesdays and Thursdays consistently, I wanted to let you know that I've started posting way more tips, tricks, and even recipes over on Instagram (and usually Facebook too). I show our day-to-day life and how we remain frugal, while living a fabulous life at the same time. Be sure to check them out for all the quick day-to-day ideas!

In further completely unrelated, and rather pointless news…

It's Tuesday, which means it's Bachelor Back-Talk with Bubba day on my YouTube channel! Here's our Bachelorette episode 11, “Men Tell All” recap. We get serious about cyber bullying, all while learning to crack Pecans with our teeth *not recommended* and sharing our true opinion about JJ and the other guys. Plus we give our final predictions about who Kaitlyn will choose next week! Yes, this is pointless…but we all need a guilty pleasure every once in a while right??

Watch online or click and watch below:

Hope you have a FANTASTIC Tuesday, see you Thursday!




  1. AvatarLaura says

    I always love your segments like this! Firm believer that you can never learn enough when it comes to saving money. Great tips!

    Also, wasn’t the guys tell all something ELSE? I mean, really. Princeton guy on his knees and then totally wanted to cry for both Ben and Jarrid, poor fellas. The Bachelorette is TOTALLY my guilty pleasure show too. 🙂
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    • AvatarFunCheapOrFree says

      ON HIS KNEES! JACKET OFF! I was speechless. “This is me. The real me. I’m so humble…” Such an interesting guy! Definitely on my list of people I want to meet in person for sure 😉 I bet he’s cool in real life, but comes across as crazy sauce on TV. ha! This season has been a trip. 🙂

  2. AvatarTina says

    Oh my gosh we live off of resale items! Well, “a lot” of resale items, better said lol. Kids clothes, decorations, toys, Halloween costumes FUR SURE, decorative furniture (not beds, ew). And we rock climb, so bye a lot of our (non-life-dependant gear) at places like gear swaps. It takes more time to do this, but is COMPLETELY worth it!

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