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==Buying items of importance==
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# If one builds a new house or buys or receives a new vessel or clothing of significance a Shechiyanu is required. <Ref>S”A 223:3 </ref>
# Getting new clothing which aren’t significant such as undershirts, sweaters, white-shirts, pajamas, and socks, no Bracha is required.  <Ref>S”A 233:6, Piskei Teshuvot 223:6, Rivivot Efraim 8:548(6) </ref>
# In general, shoes don’t require a Bracha of Shechiyanu, however, expensive and important shoes can require a Bracha unless they are made from leather in which case there’s a dispute if the Bracha should be made. <Ref> Vezot HaBracha (pg 169) </ref>
# Important clothing such as a suit, tuxedo, expensive hat, or shtriemel can deserve a Shechiyanu if the clothing brings joy to a person. Some have the minhag not to make Shechiyanu on clothing at all. <Ref>Piskei Teshuvot 223:6 </ref>
# There’s a dispute whether one can make a Bracha for buying new Seforim, however, if one receives important Seforim as a present one can make a Shechiyanu. <Ref>Mishna Brurah 223:17 and Vezot HaBracha (pg 167) </ref>
==If it benefits others==
# If the new house, vessel, or clothing also benefit others with a physical benefit, then one should make HaTov VeHaMeitiv, however, if it’s only beneficial to oneself, make Shechiyanu. <Ref>S”A 223:5, Mishna Brurah 223:21 </ref>
# For buying a new and significant household item (such as air-conditioning or cabinets) the minhag is not to make a HaTov VeHaMeitiv, however, the one who makes the Bracha has nothing to loss. <Ref>Piskei Teshuvot 223:6 </ref>
# One should make a Shechiyanu upon buying a new car unless one's family will also use it in which case one should make HaTov VeHaMeitiv. <ref>Sh"t Rivevot Efraim 1:375 in the name of Rav Moshei Feinstein </ref>
==When to make Shechiyanu==
# The halacha is that the Bracha should be made at the time of buying the new clothing, however, the minhag is to make the Bracha when wearing the clothing. <Ref>S”A 223:4, Mishna Brurah 223:17, and Vezot HaBracha (pg 167) write that the halacha is that the Bracha should be made when a person buys the clothing. However, Piskei Teshuvot 223:7 emphasizes that the minhag is to make the Bracha when one first wear it. </ref>

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