11. Buy secondhand
Whether you call them thrift stores or consignment shops, the internet can help you find places selling secondhand items.
Check TheThriftShopper.com, which you can search by ZIP code. Or try the online store locators of national organizations such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army, and national chains like Play It Again Sports and Plato’s Closet.
For yard sales, try a directory like Garage Sale Finder or Garage Sales Tracker.
There are also lots of online-only secondhand marketplaces — just do a web search for whatever category of item you’re looking to buy (or sell) and a word like “secondhand.”