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Have a kid? Buy used, not new, to save cash

Posted March 27, 2009
Updated March 28, 2009

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— From clothes to strollers to toys, babies and young children seem to outgrow everything so fast.

Stock up on kids' items at swap meet Stock up on kids' items at swap meet

That’s why the Triangle Mothers of Twins and Triplets holds a sale twice a year of gently used items to help members and the general public save money on items that they will generally use only a few months.

"The things that are here are screened, so they're top-rate," said Tricia Nichols George, a member of TMOTT. "They don't have any bumps or bruises or stains, so you get the best of the best for the best price."

The group's next sale is open to the general public this Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kerr Scott Building at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.

"This is our spring-summer sale, where we sell all types of spring and summer clothing, toys, bedding – everything that you would need for your family," George said.

"You'll find items of clothing marked from 50 cents to an average of $2 to $3, so they're great deals," George said. "Everyone tries to mostly mark their stuff (at) 25 percent of what you would pay retail."


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  • Shadow213 Mar 30, 2009

    i was just going to comment when i see that two people have already beat me to the same observation-- this headline sounds like if you don't have a kid, you should buy one used. amusing :-)

  • colliedave Mar 27, 2009

    That headline makes it sound like if you don't have a kid you can buy one used.

    The way my youngest collie loves kids and tries to herd them, I would't mind renting some for a few hours to tire him out.

  • Adelinthe Mar 27, 2009

    And not just for kids, we buy our adult clothing at thrift stores too, especially the Salvation Army.

    Heck, we've even been able to get some real nice things for Christmas gifts.

    You just have to watch and be patient.

    God bless.


  • all4him Mar 27, 2009

    LOL... you're right it does!

  • ERRN Mar 27, 2009

    Just be sure to get one around 3 yrs old-already potty trained.

  • BuglessDuster Mar 27, 2009

    That headline makes it sound like if you don't have a kid you can buy one used.