You Should Never Buy These Items Secondhand. ...

You Should Never Buy These Items Secondhand. ...

May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 11:43 AM EST

Are you a Craigslist or eBay addict, regularly browsing for items of interest on the online shopping or item-swapping sites?

If so, you might want to take a look at this list compiled by Business Insider documenting the 17 Things You Should Never Buy Secondhand.

What made the list, you ask? Things that aren't worth the potential safety or health risks.

Here's a sampling of some of the items identified by Business Insider:

Bike helmets -- scratches or other damage can cause the safety rating to drop

Cribs -- a potentially damaged bed could cause problems

Laptop computers -- buying a laptop with no warranty or customer service plan could cause headaches later on

Footwear -- they have probably already been formed to the foot of the previous owner, which could cause problems

Hats -- a hygiene issue could surface such as lice

Mattresses and pillows -- bedbugs, mold and other problems could surface

Child car seats -- a damaged one could compromise safety

Car tires -- another item that could compromise safety depending on condition, tread and wear

Conversely, Business Insider also has a list of 13 Things You're Better Off Buying Used.

Bikes, textbooks, children's clothing, cars, jewelry, furniture and household appliances, are prominent on that list, according to Business Insider.




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