I’ve managed to live quite comfortably thanks to my middle class salary and the many quality products I purchased used online wikipedia reference. Let’s say that anything has been opened, even refurbished items, as used for the purposes of this article. The great thing about buying used things is that they are not likely to be noticed unless the item has obvious cosmetic defects. This article discusses both the positives and negatives of shopping online for used goods.
I won’t purchase anything used unless: 1. It is not readily available or 2. it saves you a significant amount of money. CDs/books are an exception. I find them difficult to find or they save me the effort of searching for them in a shop. I will only buy used items from sellers who have received good feedback on an online platform or are well-known companies such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Associates Stores of Amazon. PayPal is my preferred method of payment. I can also use it to make a claim about the product or sell issues.
I will not purchase used items online unless they are described as excellent or better. I also won’t buy any item if it is listed as “Sold As Is” meaning that the buyer can’t return the item after receiving it. The buyer should be aware! This is a sign to me that the product may be a lemon or potential lemon and the seller is not someone I would want to do business. I will not buy anything from buyers whose prices are too low. This is because it indicates that the seller isn’t trustworthy. There are no free lunches. Simply drop the thought of buying an item and forget about it. Yes, it’s possible to read about someone buying a Picasso at $25 or some other item in a garage for $25. However, I doubt that that will be you. Don’t buy used stuff from overseas for more than $50. You are asking for trouble and there is a high chance the item might be damaged during shipping. Either way, have fun getting your money back or you will get burned.