17 things you should always buy new

Financial Post | Business

In the day and age of online swap meets and the ubiquity of reseller sites like Craigslist, eBay, and Etsy, there’s hardly anything you can’t get secondhand anymore.

But should you?

For some items, saving a few bucks by buying them secondhand isn’t worth the potential safety or health risks involved.

We’ve put together a list of 17 products that you should always buy new.

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Bike helmets

When it comes to your safety, you should never shop secondhand. Minor scratches or dings in helmets that you might be unable to spot right away can cause their safety rating to fall.

Buying tip:According to Bicycling Magazine, some of the best bike helmets include the Giro Atmos, Louis Garneau Quartz and Bontrager Oracle.

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