Are you in the market for a new appliance, but the price of a brand new appliance is just too scary? It doesn’t matter if it’s a fridge, freezer or washing machine that you’re after, we strongly believe that purchasing a second hand appliance is a great option for any household. We’ve put together 5 great reasons why you should purchase a second hand appliance – read on and enjoy!
1. The Price Tag
Often one of the main reasons that consumers look to second hand items is the price tag. A new fridge or washing machine is relatively expensive compared with a used model, and it’s common to be able to find a second hand appliance for less than 1/3 of the cost of a brand new model. Who wouldn’t want to save a fortune and still get an appliance that does the job well?
2. It’s Environmentally-Friendly
When you buy second hand appliances, you are actively reducing the impact to the environment in several ways. Not only are you preventing the appliance ending up in a landfill somewhere, you are also preventing valuable resources from being used in the production of a new model. Our team at Cares are fiercely supportive of reducing environmental waste, and we aim to recycle as many appliances and parts as possible to minimise the impact on the environment in New Zealand.
3. Your Money Stays Locally
Buying new appliances can often mean that your hard-earned dollars can flow offshore to international manufacturing firms. With the exception of great NZ companies like Fisher & Paykel, buying new products can take money out of the local economy and into the coffers of other countries. Purchasing second hand appliances means your dollars stay in the local economy, and benefit your community!
4. You Can Research The Make & Model Easily
When a company releases a new model of fridge, washing machine or oven, it can take a while for this product to gain a track record of it’s performance. With older appliances, it can be much easier to identify the best makes and models because they have longer track records (especially in the form of online reviews). Would you rather own a brand new appliance with no idea of its lifespan, or a 2-year old appliance that you know is going to last you a long time? A great example is the Gentle Annie range of washing machines – many of these washing machines last in excess of 20 years, and are very popular as second hand machines.
5. Bigger Ranges Available
Second hand stores typically have a much bigger range of brands and models compared with retail stores selling brand new machines. It can be a lot easier to find the perfect second hand appliance for your needs with a larger range to inspect!
At Cares Appliances in Christchurch, we are firm believers in the value offered by second hand appliances, and always have a huge range of second hand fridges, freezers, washing machines and dryers on hand for you to inspect. Come and visit us anytime, and see the benefits of quality second hand appliances for yourself!