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While purchasing a TV or laptop from Craigslist or a garage sale may seem like a deal, there are a lot of factors that make this secondhand purchase a huge risk. Because you have no assurance of the quality of the device, if anything goes wrong, you'll end up footing the bill to get it fixed. Plus, without warranties or other protections in place, you could end up shelling out more for repairs than you would have spent had you just bought the item new.
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