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Tips for buying Secondhand Products

Tips for buying Second Hand Home Appliances :

•  Make sure you buy correct frequency and voltage rating while buying imported Second Hand home appliances
•  Make sure the wires are not broken while buying Second Hand home appliances
•  Check if you can get manuals available. 

Tips for buying Second Hand DVD and CD :

•  Make sure the Second Hand DVD or CDs are scratch free. 
•  Also check if the Second Hand DVD or CDs are compatible with the operating system you may have. 
•  Also check if there are passwords to access Second Hand DVD or CDs

Tips for buying Second Hand Book or Magazines :

•  Check if the books don’t have book worms. 
•  Check if used magazines have inside pictures intact. 

Tips for buying Second Hand Business or Office Products :

•  Check availability of installation or user manuals of used business products
•  Check availability of original warranty on the used office product

Tips while buying Second Hand Cameras :

•  It’s better to buy used digital cameras than the film ones. 
•  For high end used digital cameras, maybe can ask for tripod. 
•  Check if you would get support for high end Second Hand digital cameras
•  Hold the lens up to a light if you can look through it or with light reflecting from it if not and check for internal marks. If there are small lines that appear etched into the surface avoid at all cost. This lens will affect the quality of pictures. If there are chips or scratches on the surface elements in the centre also avoid, but if they are around the edge you shouldn't see too much problems. The resale value will be reduced dramatically. 
•  If the used camera has a manual focusing ring slowly rotate it from the closest setting to infinity making sure there are no points where it sticks are grates. If it does the mechanism will either be sprained or have grit in it. Check that the autofocus works by pointing the camera at different subject distances and pressing the shutter to see how it reacts. 
•  Treat used cameras with badly scuffed surfaces with caution. The owner may not have looked after the camera and their may be less obvious damage. 
•  Try the used camera set to various modes to see if the LCD digits are all okay. 
•  Makes sure the Second Hand camera you are buying has batteries that can (a) be removed and (b) still bought. 
•  If the Second Hand camera has shutter speed control select each of the slower speeds and make sure you can see a difference between the settings. 
•  If the camera has a built in flash fire it with a fresh set of batteries and see how long it takes to recharge. If it takes more than four or five seconds it could be at an end of its life. 
•  When you buy a used item ask for a guarantee. If anything is wrong with the Second Hand product this gives you time to check it out thoroughly and get it fixed or replaced for free if you find a fault. 
•  Most used cameras have a threaded tripod mount. Avoid if the thread is stripped. 

Tips for buying Second Hand Computer Accessory :

•  Check availability of installation or user manuals of used computer accessory
•  Check availability of original warranty on Second Hand computer accessory

Tips for buying Second Hand Electric Appliances :

•  Make sure you buy correct frequency and voltage rating while buying imported used electric appliances
•  Make sure the wires are not broken while buying Second Hand electric appliances

Tips for buying Second Hand Health and Beauty Products :

•  Make sure you analyze the side effects of the used health products before you buy
•  Consult you doctor before taking used health related supplements

Tips for buying Second Hand Children´s Stuff :

•  Make sure you buy appropriate age category toys
•  Avoid buying children stuff with pointed angles that might harm children. 

Tips for buying Second Hand Furniture :

•  Make sure the old and used furniture does not have wood worm. 
•  First measure the used furniture you are planning to buy
•  Jot down the Second Hand furniture requirement for your home. Don’t miss out to measure the size of entrance ways and staircase. Do carry measuring tape with you if possible every time as you never know when a thing may attract you. 
•  Visits to find more the information about the old furniture details you are looking for. 
•  Be present at selling. Used furniture can be well built, but then too check its sturdiness your self. Sit on the chair to check for ease, loose joints or shaky legs. Open doors and drawers to check for any fastened, broken parts or missing things. 
•  Believe in adaptability. Try to understand the importance of design over finish or upholstery, which can be replaced. One should consider door furniture as well. Antique door knobs are quite a rage in the interior design segment now and are easily available in the used furniture stores
•  In case you are not conversant with the ways of renovation or the decoration of the old furniture then it is always recommended to add the price of the repair to the selling price. Though on one hand steam –cleaning can be afforded Steam-cleaning stained fabric is affordable, but on the other hand re-stuffing of the used furniture like sofas could cost you tones of money unless the old furniture is of high standard quality and is durable. 

Tips While Buying Used Baby and Kid’s Room Furniture: 

•  Watch out that the crib you are going for does not have any space in between the slats or the supporters. This needs to be checked as otherwise the head of the child gets stuck in between the spaces. 
•  Make sure that the slats or the supporters are not flexible which can be pushed by the child, thereby making him fall on the floor. 
•  Thoroughly examine as to how well the crib has been built. Generally people assume that the Second Hand furniture made by standard companies have excellent durability. But this is not the case every time. Even the cribs made from the most standard companies also get deteriorated soon. Push the crib forwards, backwards, roll it and give it a nice shake. This is the best way to examine the crib closely to make sure of its sturdiness. 
•  Check out for pointed areas or edges on the crib. Watch out if a nails are coming out of it and get it fixed or it would badly hurt your kid. See that it does not pinch if you run your fingers through it. 
•  Look out for those used cribs which have see-through panels fitted in them. With this, you don’t have to take the pain of coming up the room every five minutes for a check. 

Tips While Buying Used School Furniture: 

•  The dealers of used school furniture play tricks by concealing the damages on the furniture or selling a damaged piece of furniture at a very low rate. Therefore if the people to own used furniture are declaring to move abroad, it is your responsibility to make sure that it is not too late to ask for your money back if you are dissatisfied by the used furniture
•  Used school furniture dealers try to exaggerate the duration for which the Second Hand furniture would last in order to attract customers, but make sure relevant check is made before making a deal
•  It is a very common thing that the actual used furniture may be entirely different from what is exhibited in the photograph online. Hence, it is advisable that you request for a sample item of furniture, to avoid dissatisfaction later on. 

Tips While Buying Used Office Furniture: 

•  purchaser should bear in mind the amount of space available as well as color, in addition to hold up required. 
•  Purchasing the right chair can imply extra efficiency of an employee. 
•  Again ask for the sample piece of Second Hand furniture when you are viewing the pictures of used office furniture online to be ensured about the quality of the old furniture

Tips for buying Second Hand Mobile :

•  Firstly, check IMEI. The IMEI is a code that identifies each phone. No two phones have the same number and manufacturers use this number to verify stolen phones and the amount of warranty that your phone has. Check that the IMEI number on the phone corresponds to the number on the box and receipts. If the numbers differ, there could be several reasons. The first is that the phone is a stolen one or the phone had been sent for servicing and had the main board replaced. Both situations are warning signs of a problematic phone. 
•  Secondly, examine the original receipt. Get a receipt from the seller. The receipt will be able to tell you when the phone is bought and how much warranty is left. Phones usually have only 1 year warranty. It might even be from a Second Hand dealertrying to sell off the phone again. 
•  Closely inspect the exterior. This step is rather simple and should give you an idea of how old the phone is. Ensure that the condition is what you expect to pay for. Ratings by sellers are very subjective therefore when no photos are uploaded, buy only when satisfied of the condition. Test the keypad. Phones should be able to withstand multiple presses without giving away. 
•  Do a detailed check of the functions
•  Are there scratches on the display? Check the LCD display. Dead pixels are rare in phones unlike LCD monitors. But for phones, try to see if there are scratches on the screen. Scratches are expensive to repair and most people should buy a lcd screen protector to ensure the high resale value of their phone. 
•  Check moving parts. Some phones have slidersflippers. Try them to test if they are flimsy. Moving parts tend to be easily damaged by drops and frequent use. 
•  How long is battery life? Batteries drop in performance as they age. However even a Second Hand mobile should not use more than 10% of its battery in the time you are testing. 
•  Is there a Warranty? Get the warranty card

Tips while buying Second Hand Laptop :

•  The condition of the used laptop’s frame and body–would tell you about how well the laptop has aged. There will be indications if the computer has been maintained well, or if it had been misused. 
•  The LCD screen is one of the most expensive parts of the laptop. When buying a used unit, you probably won’t enjoy the warranty that comes with brand new. And if something goes wrong with the LCD, you’ll have to spend quite an amount on a replacement. Make sure the screen is still properly aligned and that the lid sits well on the hinge, opened or closed. 
•  Watch out for irregular wear and tear on the keyboard and touchpad (or trackpoint). It’s not as easy to replace them as on adesktop computer, after all. Again, it would be best if you can turn the computer on to test, so you can see if all the keys are working and if the pointing device is functioning smoothly. 
•  RAM is usually cheap these days. Whether it’s SDRAM or DDR SDRAM, you’re sure to find laptop memory selling for cheap. Do check how much RAM the laptop already has, and whether it can upgraded easily. Most laptops have slots at the bottom or underneath the keyboard that are easily accessible and user-upgradeable. Some laptops, however, have only one slot for RAM, while most have two. 
•  Regardless of capacity, though, do check the drive for strange sounds like clicking or abnormal screeching sounds. These are signs that the drive is bound to fail soon. Also, try to check the hard disc’s model (usually under the OS’s device manager) for the speed. 
•  Used laptops almost always come with dead or weak batteries. Thus, you should consider whether you’ll be needing a good battery for your used equipment or not. Batteries do burn and can cause explosions if improperly used or installed. 
•  Lastly, ask yourself how you feel about the laptop. Is it the right choice? Should you buy a new, more expensive, unit? Does it look like it will still last a couple of years? 

Tips while buying Second Hand Computers :

•  Used computers can save a lot of money for the buyer when compared to buying a new computer only if he spends some time checking the quality of the Second Hand computer before purchase, which will save him from loss. 
•  Old computers need not always be Second Hand computers. They can also be recertified or refurbished computers. Refurbished or recertified computers are those, which are checked for any faults, if any corrected and sold with a warranty ensuring the working condition of the computer to be perfect. 
•  The prime aspect to be considered while purchasing a used or refurbished computer is to look for a good branded one. There are various companies who sell used computers. The main reasons for opting for a branded one is that it comes with a warranty and also the buyer can be sure that the parts used are of good quality
•  While buying used computers related software documentslicenses and paperwork have to be got from the seller as this willavoid stolen computers being passed off as used computers to the buyer. If possible working for some time on the used computer will determine its efficiency. Most of the reputed dealers would allow the purchaser to use the computer for a shorter period to check the quality before purchase. 
•  While checking for the efficiency of the used computer, it is good to check if the booting process is smooth, as most of the problems occur during booting and also to check all the sound drivers, video, graphics, monitor, mouse, keyboard etc. CD drives and hard disks also need to be checked. 
•  Another aspect is the support system offered for the used computer whether technical or non-technical, support staff capabilities and the number of support staff which determine the quality of service offered




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