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You’re Wasting Your Money If You’re Buying These 14 Things in Brand-New Condition

Reader's Digest.CA Logo By Marissa Laliberte of Reader's Digest.CA | Slide 2 of 14: Even if an item isn’t in top quality, a lifetime warranty guarantees the company will fix or replace it. And you don’t have to worry about showing proof of purchase either, says Brent Shelton, online shopping expert for fatwallet.com. 'If you are not the original owner, one of their marketing missions is that by [fixing or replacing], they can create new customers,' he says. Keep an eye out for used Tupperware containers, JanSport and EastPak bags, Fiskars scissors, Pampered Chef kitchen products, and Briggs & Riley luggage. Those companies will either send back the same item repaired, send a replacement, or issue store credit, says Shelton.

Anything with a lifetime warranty

Even if an item isn’t in top quality, a lifetime warranty guarantees the company will fix or replace it. And you don’t have to worry about showing proof of purchase either, says Brent Shelton, online shopping expert for fatwallet.com. 'If you are not the original owner, one of their marketing missions is that by [fixing or replacing], they can create new customers,' he says. Keep an eye out for used Tupperware containers, JanSport and EastPak bags, Fiskars scissors, Pampered Chef kitchen products, and Briggs & Riley luggage. Those companies will either send back the same item repaired, send a replacement, or issue store credit, says Shelton.

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