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

Posted March 27, 2009 4:56 p.m. EDT
Updated March 28, 2009 7:45 a.m. EDT

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

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."