Do you usually buy second-hand products? This is one of the consumers’ most valued options due to its low cost. However, the list of benefits goes much further. Have you ever thought about how you protect the environment by stimulating the circular economy? In this article, we have set out to demolish five myths you have probably heard.
Second-hand products: false myths
Poor quality, poor reliability, insufficient durability, etc. These ideas haunt those who are reluctant to buy and sell used products. However, those who have opted for this option usually maintain their commitment over time. So to what extent do we have to believe in those labels? Let’s see it!
1. There are only poor quality and broken products
We have started with the idea that is most heard about this alternative. If you think about it, this claim doesn’t hold water, and you must walk around a thrift store. Reality shows that whoever gets rid of these objects has done so simply because he no longer uses them, not because they are broken.
The entities dedicated to the sale of used products exercise strict quality control. This way, we guarantee that everything we have in stock works and meets customer expectations. There may indeed be aesthetic defects, such as scratches or the absence of original accessories, but all this is reported before the purchase and is reflected in the price.
For example, on consoles, a product might have a scratch on the casing or in some corner from being used by other people. If we detect any problem with its use in our total controls, it is not even put up for sale.
2. Second-hand products can be unhygienic
This is, luckily, a myth that has a concise journey. What does this mean? That very little time passes from when a person hears it until he realizes it is a lie. If you think about it, all the products we see in stores have been touched by another person before, even food products.
In our stores, we thoroughly disinfect everything we sell so that other hands can give it another chance.
3. Everything that is sold second-hand is out of date
In this case, we’ll take it down a different way. So that you can verify the truth, we invite you to access one of our stores and see the available offer. As you can see at the time, we also have very current products, since their former owners have decided to give them a second life in other hands.
The advantage of thrift stores is that you can also find discontinued products, curiosities, and absolute gems for collectors.
4. They are exclusively a form of savings
This is a partial myth, that is, a half-truth. Obviously, by buying something second-hand, you are saving (in some instances, you can even pay more than half). What is also clear is that other reasons may lead you to access our stores:
Sustainability: Buying second-hand products is synonymous with respecting the planet by choosing a circular economy and sustainability. The key is to adopt a consumption model based on making the most of our resources.
Conscious and intelligent consumption: Sometimes, customers are looking for just one piece of a product that they can find in second-hand stores. Manufacturers are required to market spare parts for a minimum number of years. After this period, the probability of finding them is considerably reduced.
You have already seen that other reasons can take you to one of our stores. Experience shows that everyone has a reason, but almost everyone meets their expectations.
5. There are only products from little-known brands
It is essential to take into account the brand of a device that we are going to acquire. Beyond its technical features (which will be superior), determine the ease of receiving specialized assistance or obtaining spare parts. But… who would think that second-hand stores have no popular brand products? This myth is very easy to dismantle.
For example, most of those who change they are mobile decide to sell it in centers like ours. The highest quality smartphones belong to brands such as Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, and Huawei. These devices can be easily found second-hand, and we are even talking about recently released models.
This is why many people visit these stores in search of bargains. Imagine how shocking it is to find a state-of-the-art mobile at half its original price.