What's your Opinion about Buying 2nd Hand Items??

store - computer store
Philippines
January 19, 2007 11:02am CST
i see nothing wrong with buying products so long as its in good condition..if no one will buy these items, they will only be thrown away,wasted and will just add up to the huge amount of garbage we dump everyday. so buying 2nd hand items is like recycling and reusing. this will help our environment.
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24 responses
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
absolutely nothing wrong with buying second hand items. I personally do that because im trying to be frugal. As long as the item is still good and can be used no problem with me.
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
thanks for the response.
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@leleng (247)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
there's nothing wrong in buying 2nd hand materials as long as it is in condition. Besides its cheaper. AS other people says, i dont know if its right huh? other peoples garbage can be other peoples treasure? =p
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@chebin (286)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I don't see anything wrong with buying second hand / pre-owned items :) i bought pre-owned items at ebay for so many times already :) as long as the items are in excellent / good condition and well taken care of :) some items i bought were like brand new and need only pay for less than half of its real price :)
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• Philippines
23 Jan 07
thanks chebin. yes i own second hand items too.you can really find good ones if you buy carefully and scrutinize the product well.
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@arlene_27 (231)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
My first ever laptop was a 2nd hand Compaq and it lasted two years. Not bad. My aunt bought it for me for a really cool deal. :)
• Philippines
20 Jan 07
great.. 2nd hand items aint bad as long as you choose wisely.
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@jynt_aa (154)
• India
19 Jan 07
not all the things deserve to bought for second hand. only things like cars and bikes are suitable, for, there is quality assurance (if taken from the show room) and less maintenance. i would not suggest you to buy any electronics appliance for second hand because they lose their qualitative service as they drift soon.
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• Philippines
19 Jan 07
thanks for that. i still buy second hand electronic items as long as i am convinced the price is worth it and it still functions well.one just have to really scrutinize the item well before buying.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
22 Jan 07
You are right and I totally agree with you. I do not see anything wrong with it either.
• United States
23 Jan 07
i also see nothing wrong with buying clothes or other items that are 2nd hand. if i need something and dont want to spend a lot of money on it then i'll go to thrift stores. like work pants. i'm a waitress so expensive pants are not needed because they're just going to get dirty.
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@weezy250m (1893)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yup, i agree but sometimes second-hand items don't last. So, I still prefer buying new ones to guaratee the quality and performance of the item. I always give value to my money when spending on something.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
19 Jan 07
You can save a lot of money and still get good quality. Most books I buy are used, and I'll buy used CDs if they're not too worn. Some items you can't even tell if they are new or used.
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@nibory (175)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I definitely like the idea that it is helping to keep things from going to the dump. What is the expression, recycle, reuse, ....... I can't remember the whole thing but I think it's great to do this.
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@nibory (175)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I just remembered the third R - reduce Reduce, reuse, recycle
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
thanks nibory. not only do we get a bargain we also get to help our environment.
@kaydee10 (268)
• Philippines
10 Feb 07
I also buy 2nd hand items but I make sure that its still in good condition...
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@COLLIS2 (480)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I love shopping for secondhand items whether they be clothes, books, jewelry, furniture or anything else. You can get a lot from others and I believe in a way it is recycling so I believe it's good for the community as well. What's one man's trash is another man's treasure.
• Australia
4 Feb 07
I don't see a problem with second hand products. I look for value for money. Most of the items I have purchased have been in great condition. My husband brought a webber BBQ for $20.00. It looked like it may have been used once. We then saw the same BBQ, brand new for $150.00. So we are extremely happy with our pre loved shopping. Why pay more when you can have the same item for less.
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@weemam (13377)
3 Feb 07
I think it is a brilliant idea , I give loads of things to charity shops and they are so grateful , I have bought a lot of small items from them too . xx
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
3 Feb 07
there is absolutly nothing wrong in buying second hand items... most of the games i buy from ebay are second hand games and there work just as great as the new games..but you see i only buy games from one.. seller cuz i think he is the nicest and the best person on ebay.. an his used games look like thee brand new.. but if your buying a second hand item make sure its in good condition and you will be fine..
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@carmat (2850)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
One persons junk is another persons treasure, there is so much great stuff to be found in a 2nd hand shop it is really amazing the deals you can find if you have the time.
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@sunita64 (6474)
• India
24 Jan 07
It totally depends on your luck whether the goods you have bought second hand will make you happy or make you cry. sometimes they turn out to be good as they are earlier used by a careful person and are in good shape. But reverse is also true.
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@joanana (772)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I don't have anything against buying second hand goods, I do it a lot myself. I figure, if it's in good shape why should I pay outrageous bucks for it to come in a shiny box when I can save some money. I'm kind of a cheapskate though... There are some items that I just can't see buying used, like underwear for example.
• India
12 Mar 07
Though some people feel that buying 2nd hand items makes them feel cheap i find nothing wrong in buying them. you get things which work fine and that too for a lower price. now thats what i call saving
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
3 Mar 07
I buy 2nd hand stuff all the time. If it is something I can use and is in decent condition, I would rather buy it that way. I then have extra money for other things. You can get lots of nice things 2nd hand.