My husband bought a new Tempur-pedic mattress/box springs set hoping to ease some back pain he's been experiencing. After only two nights, he concluded that the mattress is too soft for him to sleep comfortably, and that it only worsened his back pain. I put the set on Craigslist for about 1/5 less than we paid, but we---predictably, maybe---had no takers. It is, of course, too big for selling/shipping on e-bay. I think most people hesitate about buying used mattresses, however light the use. We could just donate the set to a thrift store, but I'd rather try to recoup some of the nearly $700 that he paid. Has anyone had a successful experience selling a mattress? If so, how did you do it? Many thanks in advance.
As a novice buying a bike for an urban commute, what should I keep in mind? [more inside]
Help me help my girlfriend purchase the right car for her. [more inside]
Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.' Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts. Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
Cheap-as-dirt used books in the Northwest? [more inside]
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Where to find inexpensive used CDs and DVDs in Toronto or Hamilton? [more inside]
Buy a new car or an older used luxury (BMW, Mercedes) car? [more inside]
Special snowflake "Should I buy this used macbook pro?" question. [more inside]
Which beginner bass should I buy, the Ibanez GSR200 or Peavey Milestone III? [more inside]
Where can I find a cheap, large, used bike in Montreal. [more inside]
I got the new iTouch. My wife wants the old one. How do I make this work? [more inside]
I am looking for the best vintage/used-clothing store in the San Francisco Bay Area to SELL used clothes to. [more inside]
I've been using Amazon to sell used books but USPS shipping costs cause my net earnings to be nearly nil. What am I doing wrong?
I've been using Amazon to sell used books but USPS shipping costs cause my net earnings to be nearly nil. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
What's a good, inexpensive (>$200) digital keyboard/synthesizer for a low-intermediate level player? Used preferred. [more inside]
DCFilter: I'm in DC, trying to buy a bike from someone on Craigslist. He's in VA. What's a good Metro station to meet at so I can test-ride the bike? While we're at it -- what are some things to be wary of when buying a used bike?
How do you find, examine, and buy repossessed cars in Austin, TX? Other suggestions for low-priced car buying also welcome. [more inside]
Need advice about buying a used van for a long trip - or maybe I should rent? [more inside]
Selling my car privately: Do I HAVE to mail Bank of America my blank pink slip? [more inside]
Where are the best places to buy used music gear online? [more inside]
What is the easiest -- and least expensive -- way for me to activate my new-to-me iPhone 3G considering I already have an AT&T account but do NOT have a data plan? [more inside]
I'm looking for a 47-52" LCD TV to buy - but I want to buy USED - 2years old, for say, ca. $500ish. Recommendations of models and places to buy them please….. [more inside]
Which used minivan should we get? A very low mileage, early 2000s era Dodge Caravan, or a late 90s, high mileage Toyota Sienna/Honda Odyssey? [more inside]
How should I safely sell my iPhone? [more inside]
Help me with all these questions about buying a used/refurbished laptop, plz. [more inside]
Offloading classical CDs in Boston for cash. Where? [more inside]
Can you suggest a good, cheap, hopefully easily-available-on-ebay-used T-mobile phone? I don't need a ton of features, but I want something that does all the basic stuff really well. [more inside]
Where do I buy a used men's suit in New York City? [more inside]
Buying a used 8gb 3rd gen I-touch from Craigs List. What do I need to check out before handing over the cash? [more inside]
Is it possible for a US American to buy a part from a Japanese junk yard? How? [more inside]
What should I look out for while buying a used cargo van for my business? Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
I'm thinking of buying a used car. Assuming that I know nothing about cars, what should I watch out for so I don't end up with a lemon?
Is $10,500 reasonable for a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI? It's in very good condition and has 135,000 km. He'd be selling it certified and e-tested. The seller is asking $10,500. I countered with $9,500, and he came back with $10,000 not certified. How much does certification usually cost? Would I be wise just to go with what he's asking so everything's done?
Should I get my 1998 Toyota truck up and running or buy a used car? [more inside]
I'm buying a used RV for $32,000.00. Help me figure out how to best transfer the funds to the seller, within the limitations below, in a way that is easy and trustable to the seller. [more inside]
phew, i get to ask my first question! yeah!!! ok, i am interested in purchasing a USED mini cooper. i am on a budget and want to make the most of my money. in short: what is the sweet spot where miles/age/dollars converge to make an awesome purchase? what should i be looking for in terms of repair records? where in their lifetime/mileage do minis typically need an expensive repair? any tips would be greatly appreciated. thank you in advance.
Where do LA-based sculptors go to buy/sell used equipment? [more inside]
Hey Mefites! This is my first post and I definitely need help. I have my motorcycle license and took the MSF course. I most certainly will buy good gear to protect myself. I consider myself a safe driver (car so far), no accidents or speeding tickets and generally drive slow. [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can buy 2nd hand textbooks in Melbourne, or a good Australia-based online used book supplier? [more inside]
My display cabinet cost me $1000 in 2003. It's mostly in very good condition, but has some scratches on the solid pine bottom shelf. Similar (less well made) models are selling new for $1500 today. What price should I advertise it for? What should be the lowest price that I accept for it? [more inside]
I have a lot of long-sleeved dresses to drop off at a vintage store that purchases used clothes for re-sale. Is February too late to sell winter clothes to a vintage store? Should I wait til late summer to sell? [more inside]
shopping for used BMW's for my girlfriend and found one we are interested in. need tips for the haggling process. [more inside]
Used hybrid cars and their batteries. I want to buy a used hybrid in the US, looking at '04-'07 Toyota Priuses and Honda Civic Hybrids. Looking for your experiences with these cars, things to look out for, driving in winter conditions, and especially any solid info about the service life (yrs/mileage) of the hybrid battery. [more inside]
Engagement is in the air... How can I tactfully let my future fiance know that I would be honored to receive his great- great grandmother's ring? -The catch? He was married very briefly (3months- she had an affair & left him) and gave it to his first wife as her engagement ring. [more inside]
2005 Honda Civic or 2005 Acura EL (or other)? [more inside]
iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while? A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
Looking to narrow my search for a used car down to just a few options. Seeking something around $5k, reliable, low maintenance and compact. [more inside]
What's the process to buying an used car in Ontario? [more inside]
Does buying used through an auto-broker make sense for me? [more inside]
What are used I-Phones going for? [more inside]