Are Used Or Refurbished Goods Worth Buying?

@nitirrbb7 (3733)
India
March 15, 2018 11:27am CST
What do you think of buying used or refurbished goods? I actually had a bad experience recently. I recently brought a used set top box(cable box) from my cable operator as our monthly budget was low. He had given me three months of guarantee on it, so if anything happened within 3 months it was his lookout. But recently the box gave up on start and to my shock its just had passed 3 months of its guarantee. The box is completely dead and will have to buy a new one, I realized one thing that a new box was just few dollars more then the old one I wish could have waited and brought a new one instead of the old one would not have been in a situation like this
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@Ithink (10500)
• United States
16 Mar
I think it depends on what you are getting, electronics I normally go for new if I can afford it.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah buying a new is always better, but at times you really get a good deal for resale. But that is also to made sure because sometimes we just go for the outer perfection and later land up being fooled.
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@Ithink (10500)
• United States
19 Mar
@nitirrbb7 Yep sometimes you don't know how long it will last and work. Always a chance of getting a lemon.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
19 Mar
@Ithink lemon
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@JudyEv (134864)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar
That's a great shame that it is now out of warranty. We often buy used goods but it depends what it is.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah Judy it actually was my foolishness to be in a hurry to buy it, I could have waited for a month or so and arranged for a new one
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Mar
I bought my laptop refurbished and I love it. Best laptop ive owned in a long time.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Actually many don't know the difference between used and refurbished used are risky things and refurbished are almost like buying new one and the best thing is they come with warranty from the manufacturer. Did you get a warranty for the manufacturer?
• United States
15 Mar
I don't trust or buy them.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah its really not worth buying.
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• United States
20 Mar
@nitirrbb7 Nope! I like to buy items new so I know the brand new condition & keep it for a long time.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
20 Mar
@infatuatedbby Good of you to that new are worth and secured then spending on old.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
16 Mar
Buying used and refurbished clothing and cookware and that sort of thing has saved me a lot of money over the years. However, once an electrical item that I bought used in an online auction arrived with the power cord cut right through. Fortunately I was able to return it for a refund, but did have to pay the postage. I always look for items reduced because the box is dented or the manual missing. It is like a game with me.
@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah it actually is sort of a game if you are lucky you could grab something that is as good as new at really low price. Wasn't it mentioned in the description that the power cord to the electrical item is cut while purchasing it online? and if it wasn't then you shouldn't have even been charged for the postage.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
19 Mar
@drannhh Ok even then you did the right thing
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
Most of the time is not worth buying refurbished goods.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah I actually learnt it myself, used electronic goods should be avoided you never know when they will give up on us.
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@LadyDuck (175927)
• Switzerland
18 Mar
@nitirrbb7 You can buy only from someone you know and you trust.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
19 Mar
@LadyDuck Yeah that would be wise thing to do in buying used goods.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
23 Mar
I tend to stay away from electrical goods unless I know where they have come from. They could be dangerous and start a fire. However, I love used furniture and even used clothes. I've picked up some real bargains over the years although now I can afford to buy new. When my children were little I wasn't as well off as I am now so we had a lot of second hand stuff.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
24 Mar
You are right on avoiding electrical goods we never know they could be dangerous. Furniture and clothes could be good if got for a better deal. I really respect women because they adjust accordingly to their financial conditions and never brother their men for better. Respect for you too
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
24 Mar
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@mohit459 (12017)
• Haldwani, India
15 Mar
According to me I don't think so
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Good Mohit you don't
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@mohit459 (12017)
• Haldwani, India
19 Mar
@nitirrbb7 good morning!..
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@anikoonline (3259)
• Hungary
15 Mar
I won't buy used electronics because it is too risky. But I usually buy used clothes, bags and sometimes jewelry. I have to look them very carefully before buying, but I have only good experiences.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Nice of you to do so, buying electronic resale goods is really not worth they are sometimes on the edge to give up. Clothes, bags and jewelry are things you can judge easily if they will make out for how long so its worth buying them.
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• Hungary
18 Mar
@nitirrbb7 Yes, it is too risky to buy resaled electronics.
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@kavinitu (5061)
• India
15 Mar
I also don't think used goods are worth buying specially electronics.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah buying electronics in resale is like playing a blind game if it works your luck or its your bad-luck
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@kavinitu (5061)
• India
21 Mar
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Mar
This depends but in my case, I stopped buying used items. And I do not like selling it as well. I would rather donate the goods than gain something from them.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Really nice thinking of you instead of reselling donate them to someone who is need. Yeah buying used goods is quite risky at times.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
18 Mar
@nitirrbb7 I agree to that. thank you.
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@TheSojourner (17304)
• United States
19 Mar
It all depends on what it is, and the price difference. I think buying something used is perfectly okay. But usually Electronics, I will buy new or past year at a place where there's some sort of longer warranty
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
20 Mar
Yeah buying non electronic things at a affordable price with a good condition is advisable. But electronic things should always be given consideration as per you
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
15 Mar
I don't trust on used or refurbished things so don't buy them. I would have waited to buy the new one if we're in your place
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
Yeah I should have, but now I am not going to repeat that same mistake again.
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@maezee (33294)
• United States
15 Mar
I know Ive bought refurbished things but I am still kind of wary of what exactly "refurbished" means.
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@nitirrbb7 (3733)
• India
18 Mar
For example, You must be knowing that iPhone straight away replaces their products with a new one in warranty period instead of repairing them. Now what they do with the iPhone's that are returned back in the warranty period because of some faults is they replace the damaged part and again bring it to sale with warranty but they tag it as refurbished. Refurbished goods are returned products to the manufacturer which are repaired and again brought for sale by the manufacturer with warranty.