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Happy New Year! Your life just got more expensive.

While congress frets over the looming fiscal cliff and taxpayers brace themselves for higher tax rates, consumers should prepare for certain goods to become pricier in 2013.

Groceries, fuel-efficient cars, and health care are all expected to get a little more costly next year, according toDealnews.

But, there might be an alternative for some purchases.

"The easiest way to dodge some of these rising costs is to buy used," Dan de Grandpre, CEO of, told ABC News.

"A used car may not get as good mileage as a new one, but you'll never save enough money at the pump to offset the money you'll save buying used. Consider a used or refurbished iPhone 4 or 4S for the same reasons," said Grandpre. "Not only will you dodge the full price of a newer iPhone, but you'll be able to use older cables and speaker docks that are hitting their best prices in history as manufacturers move to Apple's newer Lightning connector."

Here's a look at a few of the items compiled by DealNews that will increase at the beginning of the year:

You can read the complete list of more expensive items here.

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so if im reading this right, a 20k tv will go up... really need to change your site name to, and t-mobile sucks to begin with (verizon ftw i might spend more then you a month but i get amazing service and i can get all problems fixed in a hour) and public schools keep going up each year... private keeps looking better

January 02 2013 at 2:10 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Thanks to you DUMB Obama voters!

January 01 2013 at 11:12 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

#9 .........Taxes!

January 01 2013 at 10:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

We've had price increases of copper before. One other use for the metal is for electircal wiring. Risk-taking people have gone into electrical utility substations to steal copper despite an increased chance of electrcution.

January 01 2013 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Taxes, taxes, taxes for Obama Care.

January 01 2013 at 8:49 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Bob & Linda

I think middle class people have more comon sence then the politicans.Why do they want to help other countries and let our own people go homeless.With no jobs, no food. sure is sad! And then they want to raise our taxes.

January 01 2013 at 8:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

why stop at 8? Pretty much everything will be going up in price.

January 01 2013 at 6:48 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to paddleman1928's comment

Damn, there's an echo in here !

January 01 2013 at 6:50 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

All the politicans should have the same insurance as us. We should not have to pay for theres. And the president and family included.
That would save a boundle.

January 01 2013 at 6:06 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply

These Politicans Are - OUT - OF - TOUCH - ! Where do they think the American People are going to find the money to pay for their cost of living + the TAXES - President Obama - Is Forcing us to pay for His "OBAMA CARE"? He & The Members Of The Congress, need to take a cut in pay and benefits, which the American People Are Made To Pay For Them! They are Multi-Millionaires - due to allowing themselves to engage in "INSIDER TRADING", for years. The cards are stacked against American Citizens & they don't stand a chance!! These so called bright men and women did not read what was in "Obama Care" and passed it. Probably because neither the President nor any member of Congress is being forced to take it for themselves! Shared Sacrifice - But Not For Them !!!

January 01 2013 at 5:54 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

8 things, HOW ABOUT EVERYTHING !!!!!!

January 01 2013 at 4:08 PM Report abuse +7 rate up rate down Reply