Most of us are in the habit of always trying to minimize and cut down on our costs and expenditure. The recession that has plagued the world over the recent past has ensured that most of the people are on a tight leash when it comes to spending. And with time just like we have over the years the human nature has adapted to this leach and found ways of surviving through it and also getting around it. And some of the ways in which we have managed to trick our minds is buy the method of buying second hand material and things. we have somehow managed to convince ourselves that buying used items is still a good way of getting what we want without having to fore go the item completely just because we simply can’t afford to buy the brand new one. This can turn out to be both beneficial and harmful.
The good in it
The biggest advantage is that second hand items be it clothes, shoes, electronics or even to the extent of looking at second hand forklifts in Melbourne, they are always found within our budget. Because normally they are reduced to almost half the original price or even less than half the original price. So this plays right into out hands. Because now we don’t have to feel guilty about the unnecessary expenses and we have gotten what we wanted a swell. So it’s a good deal both ways. And to the seller also it is an advantage because he gets to get at least half of the money he spent on buying it back, unlike if he had to throw it away once it got too old or it broke down.
The bad side of it
But sometimes you can feel like you were on the wrong end of the deal. Because most of the time the signs that say things from laptops for sale to a forklift for sale are bluffing about the condition of the item. And the flaws don’t become visible to you immediately when you go check it out for the first time before you buy it. But once you start using the item after the first few sues itself it starts to give you trouble. So if you have to replace the item after just a few weeks the even paying half the price is not with your money and time. And added to this is the fact that when it comes to second hand items there is no warranty period. You have to get whatever trouble that pops up fixed on your own. So this leaves much to be desired.Plus when you end up with a faulty item you think twice about going back and buying a second hand item all over again. So you think the wise decision would be to opt for a brand new one. And you end up spending a huge sum to buy the shiny new one. So ultimately you end up spending more than what you would have if you actually opted for the brand new one right from the beginning. But as they say we all learn our lessons the hard way, so that we remember it for life.