Which Home Appliances Should You Buy Used?

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Home appliances are a somewhat hidden cost of home ownership, and buying a new set can be extremely expensive. However, you don't need to spend a fortune to get working items if you buy used. Find out which appliances to buy and what to look for!

The refrigerator is possibly the most resilient home appliance, which makes it a good choice to buy used. Most name-brand fridges have a life expectancy of around 15 years, and this means that there are plenty of used models available. Try to look for ones that are less than 10 years old and are a recognizable name brand. You should avoid mini-fridges and models with computer-controlled temperatures. If the fridge has sat unused for a long time, check the rear for rust and pests.