New Or Used?

Old 11-24-2002, 03:49 PM
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For electronics is there a preference to buy new over used?
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Old 11-24-2002, 04:12 PM
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I have a problem buying used electronics. Electronics are changing all the features, etc. There're coming off a boat for a reason. I'd rather have new; it'll get old quick If it is still under warranty from manufacture and a current model, I might take a chance. Most of the stuff you don't know, it's bad, until it's installed. Your labor and frustration have got to be worth something. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-24-2002, 07:30 PM
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With electronics so important nowadays I'd be hard pressed to buy anything used. Maybe something used if were to serve as a backup device, depending on what it was. Generally, I'd rather have a run-of-the-mill device that was new instead of the top-shelf used gizmo.
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Old 11-25-2002, 06:22 PM
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shop around there are great deals from raymarine on a lot of last years stuff and discountinued models. i picked up a new raychart 420 for 299 yesterday from westmarine brand new never opened
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Old 11-27-2002, 08:22 AM
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If you are driving a 5 series beemer why do you need to buy used? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] Just kidding. This spring I purchased a used radar, and a used vhf antenna. In general I like to buy used. I think of it as supporting recycling. You can save thousands of dollars, and you can use those thousands for all the other expenses of boating. When buying used I like the unit to meet three criteria. The first is it has to be a total deal. For me that means less than 1/2 the price of new. The second is that I get to try it out before I buy it, or else I get a moneyback guarantee that it works. The third is it has to be a name brand with a good reputation.
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