You've picked up an exciting new hobby that requires some gear (cycling, woodworking, photography, whatever...). You've rented/borrowed long enough; it's time to buy your own stuff. New or used?
Anything used makes my skin crawl and I hate it
Always trying new hobbies and I usually buy new b/c they're small items (micro torch, knitting looms, etc)
New, now that I am certain that I will continue with the hobby I would purchase the latest new equipment.
For skydiving its usually I think best to buy a brand new container but used parachutes (main and reserve) as well as a used AAD. Then you get a container that fits you perfectly, looks how you want it to, but parachutes that pack easy and are cheap
In case you're wondering, it's Bush's fault.
I recently picked up refinishing furniture and making signs. I've bought things I thought I never would. Love it!
Used that hasn't been used much
Both. Some new, some used.
I will buy used until I am sure that the big change is here to stay and I am willing to drop big bucks.
Love Craigslist. I can buy all the previous year's top gear for half the price of the current year!
Used if possible, new if necessary
Not good buying used. It's like buying the top newspaper on the stand or reading a book and finding a tomato soup stain on page 147. I stop dead close the book never to be opened. Like my equipment the same way. Never buy a box if it's been opened!
It really depends on the sport.
Depends if I'm on a budget.
Well i bought myself new skis first but now i am planning on buying a used surfboard so i don't know...
most cases used. but if sex is a big hobby I would advise against the used condoms...just saying
As a hobbyist in both cycling AND photography, I'd buy used (unless you're buying a bicycle suspension lol).
Sometimes "used" also means "refurbished" which means people sat down and made the product "like new" by hand.
My main interests are aviation and shooting sports. I would want used in both cases.
Ebay!! If my life doesn't depend on it. Then, if I stick with it, maybe new....
Depends on the hobby. I don't think I would buy a use parachute, but a used bike. Probably.
Used parachutes are by the best for a beginner. They are broken in a little and much easier to pack. When you're a newbie that makes a difference because your already using such a big chute and aren't very good at packing. Bad packs = malfunctions
I dont buy cars new im not buying sports gear new, some stuff you dont want to buynused though, ie tdyakker's power tools would be shit used, but my brothers used baseball bat's just fine
In woodworking I have to buy new power tools. Had a few accidents due to cheap or use equipment. Id much rather have to spend a little more then try to replace my digits. Have already almost lost 2 or 3 fingers. Sometimes I just have to wait n save.
Used means higher quality for less money.
getting into shooting. gotta go used surplus+new stuff
A deals a deal. I'd go with lightly used, but it would have to be near immaculate if I'm past renting.
Probably some combination, depending on the hobby. Something's just need to be new.
Like used canoe is ok...used diving mask or rollerblades, not so much.
New I want what I want
I'm a scuba diver and I bought all new. Buying something off eBay and hoping it doesn't break while I'm 100ft underwater isn't for me.
Buy new to replace used. Imagine all the good hardly used stuff is available.
New, yes! Some people handle pens and pencils very poorly. Coloured and charcoal pencils especially. They don't consider you can break them from the inside out, rendering them useless. Learned my lesson to never share my pencils when I was a kiddo.
This actually makes me wary when buying directly from a shop, too. I've seen an employee stock a shelf, and then just drop the parcel of coloured pencils on the ground purposely as to put it where he would be kneeling to do the stocking. Ouch!
Used if I'm just trying it out, new if I'm committed.
Find someone who's already into whatever and get their old stuff as they upgrade.
Start used and by new pieces as I go along
Only one I bought new from the beginning was scuba gear, and that's because my life depended on the gear, so I wanted my own hand picked new gear.
Did you dive in the underwater park off Alpena in Lake Huron? Saw a video on it on TV. Looked awesome.
No, but if it's the place I think it is, I really want to!
It's an area called Thunder Bay. There's another one in Lake Superior . The Alpena one has a bunch of sunken ships to explore. Have fun and be careful. Deep and cold there.
If I can find it gently used I'll get used. We have found several of our camera lenses "used" as in an wealthy aunt bought them for a kid who never used them. Somethings I'll only buy new like shoes.
I picked new - but that's a big 'depends' on the hobby. Used bikes are ok - but it's often cheaper to buy new because the components wear so quickly. Photography is moving fast - used will work - but it may not have the features.
Depending on the hobby, i do not want used parasailing gear but a mountain bike sure.
If I have been borrowing or renting, that's only because I'm saving money to buy new. I don't wanna to buy someone else's. that's just like renting or borrowing.
I buy new
New if I have the cheddar to spare.
Depends on the deal. If it's used but really well priced, it doesn't bother me.
If it's just a hobby I would buy used. Maybe once I become better I will invest more into it.
I always buy new.
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it would really depend on the equipment specifically. you can find some decent prices on used stuff that works perfectly. but sometimes you actually need new, because the used stuff might be too outdated or worn out.
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When I took up knitting I bought used equipment. Now that I am still doing it I go and buy quality needles. I also not too fond of the cheaper yarn anymore.
Me too!!! I rarely use store-bought yarn after experiencing quality, hand-spun yarn. It's just so much better! Especially wool.
I got my new needles from knit picks there almost sensual to use.
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Your comments take too much time to figure out. Why not just type what you want to say?
How old are you? Do you not know how to spell properly?? I've been on this app for several years and have never seen anyone write this way. It's baffling to me.
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Just do what I did and put him on Ignore. It's not worth the effort to try to figure it out.
writing out whole words is really exhausting, guys... /sarcasm
I get it now but like Abo said, it just takes too long to figure out. It makes you look like a dork/ignorant not cool. Don't know why you do it but to almost everyone else, it's just stupid.
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It's NOT how people type!! You are the only person in my 42 years of life that I have seen type like that. My teenage sons certainly don't!!
IT'S NOT COOL!! IT'S ANNOYING!!
(Going now to put you on ignore)
And I had to explain what your comment even said to my 16 year old. He says you're doing it only with words you can't spell!!
Well. Isn't this just the cutest thing you ever did see? As it turns out smoking that stuff will make you stupid after all.
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You make an extra effort to capitalize single letters in your sentence for no reason. What a waste of time. If I don't understand your sentence the first time, I don't read it again.
I feel like we're being trolled here.
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Probably used until I'm completely comfortable and certain it's a hobby I'll stick with. After a while I'll start to drool over the fancy, expensive, and new gear.
Depends on the hobby and my budget. I always prefer new just because but my budget doesn't.
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For life threatening hobbies (sky diving, scuba) I buy new, for non-life threatening (photography) I'll go for getting used.
Be thrifty. Go used. You'll spend less money getting started on it and, if you end up deciding that the hobby is not for you, you're out less money. You can then upgrade your tools to the specs and features you know you want and are missing