Things You Don’t Want to Buy This Year

Smart Money has an entertaining feature on its site called “10 Things Not to Buy in 2010.” Some are pretty obvious, like DVDs and CDs, sorry Blockbuster and f.y.e.

A few were a little less obvious to us, such as portable digital cameras. We didn’t think that in this economy more consumers were snapping up those fancy SLR digital machhines, as the prices aren’t too low yet. Either way, though, it’s probably good news for Best Buy.

We’ll find out if consumers bought much of anything during December after retailers put out their sales reports later this week.

In the meantime, do you see any items out there that will soon go by the wayside?

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8 Responses to “Things You Don’t Want to Buy This Year”


  1. 1 Sick of it all! January 5, 2010 at 9:47 am

    You certainly don’t want to buy more government! We have far too much as it is!!

  2. 2 Weed Removal January 5, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Yuk, High School Home Ec report at best.

  3. 3 Tahitijack January 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

    You do not want to buy products from GM or Chrysler. On my don’t buy list are Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and any other car/truck brand slated to exit the market. These will have even lower re-sale value down the road compaired to competing brands. When those brands leave the market they will take their service training support and customer service call center with them. About 15 years ago industry insiders forecasted that only a few brands were durable and would last through any downturn….Toyota and VW were at the top of the list.

  4. 4 Ken Simons January 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Nope, I bought my Hummer and all my CD’s in December 09, so I am good.

  5. 5 James January 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Don’t buy name calling, fear mongering, jingoism, platitudes, worn out dogma, short cuts, the long haul, paranoia,
    mis-information, disinformation, false accusation, ostentation, prejudice, you know the list goes on and on. The worst thing you can sell yourself is your own delusion. Take the road less travelled, do your own investigation, get the facts if you can find them, think for yourself, come to your own conclusions. Don’t buy things that strive to fix problems that don’t need fixing.

  6. 6 Dunkin'man January 6, 2010 at 10:26 am

    More importantly, what do I “NEED” to buy???!

  7. 7 James January 6, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Dunkin’Man, If you are like the average American you probably don’t need to buy anything except the essentials, meanwhile retailers are going to be offering all sorts of sales incentive programs as inducements, but those inducements are only so effective, eventually the consumer stops reacting to them. Then the inducements become the expected norm. The Christmas sales season seems to indicate that maybe the retailers have, 1) found the bottom on margins, and 2)Learned that it does no good to lower the price when no one is buying. I certainly hope so, we don’t need more BK’s and layoffs, etc.

  8. 8 Tahitijack January 7, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Dunkin’man,
    If you live in California you are problably thinking about buying a large flat panel television. Our representatives in Sacramento want to ban them, tax them, put more regulations on them or some combination of the above.


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