I have made a discovery. Pawn shops are awesome.
There was a time when I would not consider buying anything used, because that's what poor people do. Also, it's disgusting. (I'm still trying to get past the disgusting part of it, but I'm almost there.)
A few years ago we got a used washer and dryer and saved about $500. It grossed me out a lot at first, but now they're just my washer and dryer. I don't care anymore. My car is used, and I saved a buttload buying a used car.
As for pawn shops, I totally love King of Trade. Today we bought a girly Gameboy game for Corina and a portable dvd player, both to make the ride to Salt Lake more enjoyable next month, and they hardly cost us anything. And after being chatty with the guy for a bit, he even gave us 10% off the already super low price.
Also, pawn shops are good for pawning things. Yay! Money! I have too much stuff anyway. It's good to purge.
So, here's what it is: I got over my snobby "Everything must be brand new", and "Someone else might have touched this" problem, and now I can buy awesome things for less than half price.
OCD, I laugh in your face. Ha.