Would you buy second hand things?

@ladynetz (968)
Canada
December 24, 2008 8:27pm CST
I find lots of new, unused things at the second hand stores and enjoy the cheap prices. It's good to have this possibility and save on your budget. What was you best buy from a store like this?
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
25 Dec 08
I think second hand things it's a good way to go. specially since we have tight budget. I believe there are many store that sell second hand stuffs, and sometime you could get something that almost brand new from them and off course with second hand pricing. I don't see that why we shouldn't procure a second hand stuff, but we also need to careful and check condition of the things we're going to purchase. BR.b
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
I buy lots from the thrify store, and of course, if it's sometjing electrical, I check it first. Thank you for the response.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
13 Apr 13
I think it is okay to buy second hand things as long as it is working fine and has no problems in it.
@nv_jenn (207)
• Canada
22 Apr 09
My dh and myself love going to thrift stores. We find alot of great things there. We also find alot of brand new stuff there still in the original packaging with the original store prices on them. We figure someone just had no interest in it or maybe received 2 and didnt feel like returning the other one. You do however have to check and make sure things are in good condition because some thrift stores dont carry warranties. One I go to though has a 90 day warranty on all appliances, which is great for people who can only afford to go there. They will still have a bit of pleasure with some coverage. Even if we werent going through a recession having thrift stores or second hand stores is definetly something great to have. There is always something to be found!
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
25 Apr 09
That's right! You can always find something useful. Thanks for the answer!
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
I don't mind second hand things as long as they're not too personal. I'm not very comfortable with second hand clothes because I can't imagine how a whole bunch of them were put in the same box for long periods of time - and they most likely skipped laundry then! I think buying second hand phones are actually good :) it's economical and environmental! Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
22 Mar 09
Yes - too personal things, I don't buy either. But anything else goes. Why to pay full price, and sometimes over the board, if you can get it for pennies, and use it the same? Thanks for answering.
@riyasam (16570)
• India
18 Mar 09
i find most of the goods in usable condition and i feel it is worth to buy them.i find it ridiculous to give such a high price for a first hand good when you get the same at very low prices in charity shops.
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
19 Mar 09
I certanly agree with you! Thanks for responding!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 09
I have always gone to charity shops and boot sales and found some great bargains, even if they are not new, they work or they are good enough to wear I totally begrudge spending a fortune on branded names, there are so many wasteful people out there who buy things new and get fed up with them, don't use them or wear them and then give them away. I am only too happy to buy them used at a fraction of their original price, I am not proud. I value money and I also have a budget and I am not frivolous. You can save a fortune by buying second things and some things you can pick up are virtually new! I wanted a leather jacket once and I couldn't afford the prices they were charging. I went to a charity shop and found a well looked after one and the price I paid was nothing compared to what I would have paid had I bought new.
@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
18 Mar 09
I find lots of good deals at second hand price, and even though I'm not proud, either, I really don't mind. I have a budget too, and have to keep floating. It's no shame to buy second hand things.I visit garage sales, second hand stores. pretty often. I think about this as receiving them from a friend. Second hand, has to be washed, and that's it(if they are clothes...). Thanks for answering, even though took me a while to see it...
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
25 Dec 08
I love second hand stores and thrift shops! I shop there as often as possible. I have gotten a beautiful stereo with a 5 CD changer and the remote for $5, and it works beautifully!!! I can't really say what my best buy from the thrift shop was, as everything that I've bought is the best.
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
I've bought some great deals too - that's my first choice, to check them up. Thank you for letting us know.
• India
25 Dec 08
It depends on the type of product.If it is electronic products,i never prefer to buy.There will be no guarantee for such products.If it automobile,then i buy it after checking the working condition.
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
You're right - there are never guaranties for them. But I think as I received it from someone for $5, and for this amount of money, it does not really matter how long it works.For me, anyhow. Thanks for sharing.
• China
25 Dec 08
Yes, I'm a student, maybe second hand things is more suitable for me, because I have not much money. But the second hand things should have no trouble, before I buy it, I will check the function is OK or not, if everything is OK, I will buy it.
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
26 Dec 08
Thta's the way to buy things - you know, even if I'm not on a tight budget, first I'll go to check at the thrift store. It's cheaper and we recycle things instead of using extra. Thanks for answering.
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
20 Mar 13
I do buy second hand things. They are lot cheaper than new ones. I do it when I have tight budget. It's just that in second hand stores, we are not very sure of the quality of the goods we are buying. What if the latter user has a zoonotic disease and we were the next user of his things.? So if I have enough budget, why won't I buy the new one's with the best quality.
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@maximax8 (30107)
• United Kingdom
20 Mar 13
Yesterday in a charity shop I bought my daughter a second hand children's suitcase. It was only two pounds and fifty pence. New it might have cost twenty pounds. It is perfect for our trip around Eastern Europe in May and June. My best buy from a charity shop was a beige armchair that has a pop up leg rest. It cost just eighty pounds. New it might have been for sale for around five hundred pounds. It looks lovely in my lounge.
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13 Apr 13
It's not bad to buy second hand stuffs especially if you're a kind of person that always want MORE. It's affordable and you can save more.
@ajithlal (14614)
• India
13 Apr 13
I think there is no problem in buying second hand things and I have brought lots of things from the second hand shops and do continue buying things I needed and I often make sure they are good and working.