Getting a second hand product is always a smart decision to save on cost. But for buying second hand products you have to be an informative buyer and be able to assess the condition of the used product before buying. If you buy used product without assessing its condition before buying, there is every possibility that you will be landed with problems afterwards. The following tips may help to you assess the condition of a used product, especially electrical items.
- Check documents
Check papers to know the details of the first purchase for getting how long it has been with the earlier owner. This is very vital as there is no point in buying an age old used product that is likely to be problematic.
- Check performance
Used products are put on sale when the owner wants to have a better one, or moving out somewhere and also when he wants to get rid of the lemon. One must, therefore, check performance of the used item to check how it is likely to perform in the future.
- Look for any replacements
Always look for if any parts or accessories have been changed. If you find that the product put on for sale has some parts other than OEM, we would not recommend buying it, as replacement parts can never be at par with the original ones.
- Check for cosmetic flaws
Check for the cosmetic flaws like scratches dents on the surface. If, there are more cosmetic flaws, it sure that the product was not handled right by the previous owner and as such the condition of the product is likely to be poor.
- Take help of experts
Whenever you are going to buy a used product, especially electrical items, it is better to take someone with you who knows the product best for assessing the condition.Read more