There are certain things in life that arguably shouldn’t be purchased used. I’m not going to provide specific examples of items you probably shouldn’t buy used, but I hope you get my point.
One example that comes to mind is a toothbrush. I’m hoping that one is relatively obvious. If not, please consider seeking some professional help.
Some folks would argue that you shouldn’t buy anything used, but I’m calling bullshit on that. Unless you’re swimming in excess cash, gently used items can be a wonderful alternative to purchasing new if you’re on a budget or are trying to keep costs down. Not everything in life needs to be shiny and new, and actually, I often times prefer used items as they tend to offer some character, plus you’re not terrified to use it if it is brand spanking new.
Blaine and I have gotten mostly used furniture for our home, with the exception of appliances. Our washing machine and dryer are used, but our kitchen appliances are all new. We wanted to ensure we received warranty when it came to our kitchen appliances in case shit ever hits the fan, literally and/or figuratively.
For the most part, we have gotten some fantastic items, for a decent price, from Facebook Marketplace. We recently picked up some leather couches, a dining set and a hutch, all of which are in good shape and were local, which is always a bonus. These items appeared in-person just as they did in the pictures used to list them on Marketplace, and the sellers have been professional and kind.
I think I’ve had maybe one poor experience using Facebook Marketplace, but considering how many items I’ve snagged from Marketplace over the years, I don’t think this is a terrible ratio.
I say Facebook Marketplace is a hit. How about you?