A vacuum cleaner is essential for almost every household in this is the fact that you probably already knew. I still have not seen a home without one. This is most probably because it is one of the most efficient and useful cleaning tools one could use. It can take care of all kinds of things. It is great for dirt, crumbs, dust and some models are even good for liquids. You could clear all the floors in your home in just a couple of minutes. Otherwise, you would have to use a broom and the mop.
However, these devices are not free. Most of the better ones come with a hefty price tag. If you want the best possible performance and if you always want to keep your house healthy and clean, you probably should go for those more expensive models.
If you are running low on your budget, it is not exactly a good idea to purchase such an expensive product. Because of this, you might be considering whether you should buy a used vacuum cleaner instead of a new one.
To help you figure out whether that is a good idea or not, I decided to write this article to help you figure out whether it is better to buy a new or used model.
What does your budget look like?
When trying to figure out whether you should go down the second-hand path or whether you should buy a brand-new vacuum cleaner from a salon, you will need to figure out how your budget looks like. Exactly how much money are you willing to spend on such a product?
If you are not certain, I suggest that you sit down, make some calculations, and figure out exactly how much cash you have available.
If it is about $100, you should probably forget about the second-hand market and just buy a new model. Usually, those that are above $100 are quite efficient and powerful. Of course, there are always even more expensive offers out there, but I assume that you do not need one like that.
If you are not willing to spend more than $100 then maybe it is time to check out the second-hand market.
However, finding a reliable second-hand vacuum cleaner might prove more difficult than you might think. You will have to do some in-depth research to ensure that you are spending money in the right place.
In this case, newer is always better
A lot of times I have heard people saying that vacuum cleaners are one of those things that you should never buy used. And, I think that I am going to agree with that statement because it can be difficult to find a working model. Most of the time people throw away their vacuum cleaners is because it has stopped working. Why would they replace it at all if it works?
So, if you are really on a very tight budget and if you do not take the risk, I still think that it would be a much better idea to buy a brand-new model. Assuming that you do not have the cash right now to make the purchase, I suggest waiting a little bit longer and save some money on the side. This will ensure that you are going to make a long-term investment.
Most of the vacuum cleaner manufacturers these days provide at least a one year warranty for the products as suggested by Moosoo. With a warranty, you can have some peace of mind that you are making a long-term investment and that the product will not break or stop working after a very short amount of time.
Test it before buying
Whether you have decided to buy a vacuum cleaner from the second-hand market or if you are getting a brand-new one from the salon, I suggest plugging in and give it a test run before purchasing it. This can give you a good idea of how the machine is working and how it performs.
Obviously, the ones that are coming straight out from a salon will most probably work. It rarely happens for such a new product to be completely broken.
However, when it comes to secondhand products, there is a good possibility that it might be broken one way or another. Plug it in, started, and see how it works. I suggest that you wait for a few minutes to ensure that the machine can stay powered on for more than just a few seconds.
I think that it would also be a good idea to check whether the vacuum cleaner is properly sucking. Without enough suction, it will be useful. Try going over some dirt or dust around you and see how well it performs. If everything seems to be in working order, I suggest you go ahead with your purchase.
Buy a used vacuum cleaner from someone you know
If you have decided that you want to save some money and that you are going to get a high-end model for a lower price tag, I think it would be a good idea to buy it from someone that you know. Otherwise, you might end up making a very bad deal, and with a vacuum that does not work.
To avoid such bad deals ask around close friends and family members and see whether any of them are willing to sell their old model. I am sure there is at least one person that will be willing to give up their old vacuum cleaner.
Clean it thoroughly
If you bought a second-hand vacuum cleaner, I suggest cleaning get thoroughly to ensure that there is not any dust build up inside of it. This will help it run more efficiently and longer.
As you can see, there is no straight answer to the question of whether you should buy new or used vacuum cleaners. However, with all of the information above, I hope that you will be able to make the right decision.