When Is It Better to Buy Used Vs. New?Kristin Wong7/14/14 10:00am2227EditPromoteGo to permalinkBuying something brand-spanking new certainly has an appeal. There's no previous owner, so you know where the item has been. It's pretty and shiny, and you get to enjoy that. But buying used usually comes with one big perk: saving money. We want to know—when is it better to buy used vs. new?