Author Topic: Roll your eyes with me...  (Read 2823 times)

iamsoners

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Roll your eyes with me...
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:30:56 PM »
...at these two articles that popped up on Cnn.com's Money section recently:

Typical train-wreck of spending story:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/31/retirement/pay-off-debt.moneymag/index.html?iid=HP_River

Fear mongering about buying used.  "It's gross!" "It might not work"
http://www.rd.com/slideshows/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-garage-sales/?trkid=outbrain-all#slideshow=slide12

michael

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Re: Roll your eyes with me...
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 06:43:15 PM »
That list of things you should not buy used basically covers everything I ever see at garage sales. So basically, the message is: just go to Walmart or Target and buy brand new, full price!

Norman Johnson

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Re: Roll your eyes with me...
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 07:26:18 PM »
To the 2nd article: Gross, I would never buy used make up. And I would buy used glass baby bottles, but not plastic due to BPA. Otherwise, if I can sanitize it someway, either by washing machine, dishwasher or boiling it if it's meant to be in the house, I'm golden.

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Re: Roll your eyes with me...
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 08:22:23 PM »
They have a combined income of $151,000 and can only manage to pay $7,000 in debt the first year out of their income?  That is so pathetically laughable.   They aren't trying very hard.