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Show Of Hands October 21st, 2013 2:12pm

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?

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MoonFireDancer New Jersey
10/23/13 7:01 pm

Anything used makes my skin crawl and I hate it

gtgconfused
10/22/13 1:12 pm

Always trying new hobbies and I usually buy new b/c they're small items (micro torch, knitting looms, etc)

omagabi Surf City
10/22/13 6:01 am

New, now that I am certain that I will continue with the hobby I would purchase the latest new equipment.

stinkypete In the Sky
10/22/13 5:59 am

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

Brrrrrrrrr
10/22/13 2:32 am

In case you're wondering, it's Bush's fault.

LilWing00
10/21/13 8:31 pm

I recently picked up refinishing furniture and making signs. I've bought things I thought I never would. Love it!

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/21/13 7:10 pm

Both. Some new, some used.

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impetus ok who knows the way out
10/21/13 5:53 pm

I will buy used until I am sure that the big change is here to stay and I am willing to drop big bucks.

Grimmy13 LetsGoBrandon
10/21/13 5:36 pm

Love Craigslist. I can buy all the previous year's top gear for half the price of the current year!

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heykvaz Northern Michigan
10/21/13 3:57 pm

Used if possible, new if necessary

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gatsbyxxv
10/21/13 3:25 pm

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!

kairu Trust no one...simple
10/21/13 3:15 pm

Depends if I'm on a budget.

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seagullmaster
10/21/13 2:34 pm

Well i bought myself new skis first but now i am planning on buying a used surfboard so i don't know...

rcgrant south carolina
10/21/13 1:32 pm

most cases used. but if sex is a big hobby I would advise against the used condoms...just saying

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HungryPandas
10/21/13 1:01 pm

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.

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Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
10/21/13 12:03 pm

My main interests are aviation and shooting sports. I would want used in both cases.

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slickspin Heart of Texas
10/21/13 11:56 am

Ebay!! If my life doesn't depend on it. Then, if I stick with it, maybe new....

Pastafarian Planet Earth
10/21/13 11:56 am

Depends on the hobby. I don't think I would buy a use parachute, but a used bike. Probably.

stinkypete In the Sky
10/22/13 5:56 am

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

armadillo
10/21/13 11:00 am

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

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tdyakker lost
10/21/13 10:53 am

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.

Torfin Never Behind
10/21/13 10:48 am

Used means higher quality for less money.

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Rockwell California
10/21/13 10:23 am

getting into shooting. gotta go used surplus+new stuff

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Injectable Trump Killed Babbitt
10/21/13 10:13 am

A deals a deal. I'd go with lightly used, but it would have to be near immaculate if I'm past renting.

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dahawwl Texas
10/21/13 10:10 am

Probably some combination, depending on the hobby. Something's just need to be new.

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dahawwl Texas
10/21/13 10:11 am

Like used canoe is ok...used diving mask or rollerblades, not so much.

Medic1 Arkansas
10/21/13 9:49 am

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.

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dudley northern Virginia woods
10/21/13 9:47 am

Buy new to replace used. Imagine all the good hardly used stuff is available.

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BitsySpider
10/21/13 9:47 am

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.

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BitsySpider
10/21/13 9:50 am

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!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/21/13 9:47 am

Used if I'm just trying it out, new if I'm committed.

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Yoko318 Utah
10/21/13 9:46 am

Find someone who's already into whatever and get their old stuff as they upgrade.

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DeathSheep Michigan
10/21/13 9:30 am

Start used and by new pieces as I go along

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DeathSheep Michigan
10/21/13 9:31 am

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.

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/21/13 9:49 am

Did you dive in the underwater park off Alpena in Lake Huron? Saw a video on it on TV. Looked awesome.

DeathSheep Michigan
10/21/13 3:22 pm

No, but if it's the place I think it is, I really want to!

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/21/13 6:34 pm

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.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
10/21/13 8:56 am

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.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/21/13 8:56 am

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.

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msa116 Pennsylvania
10/21/13 8:36 am

Depending on the hobby, i do not want used parasailing gear but a mountain bike sure.

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namseace
10/21/13 8:30 am

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.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
10/21/13 8:09 am

New if I have the cheddar to spare.

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SaintAnger sumkindamonster
10/21/13 8:02 am

Depends on the deal. If it's used but really well priced, it doesn't bother me.

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Posco BBQ Enthusiast
10/21/13 8:01 am

If it's just a hobby I would buy used. Maybe once I become better I will invest more into it.

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chickencookie Jihad Joe
10/21/13 7:51 am

I always buy new.

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gonzoboy Arizona
10/21/13 8:07 am

THIS⬆️, is also my answer. :)

kaitlinsays Wisconsin
10/21/13 7:49 am

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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FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 11:20 am

T is a good P. I feel T same W in M situations

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/21/13 7:38 am

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.

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 8:04 am

Me too!!! I rarely use store-bought yarn after experiencing quality, hand-spun yarn. It's just so much better! Especially wool.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/21/13 9:39 am

I got my new needles from knit picks there almost sensual to use.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 7:27 am

It D how S you A about D your hobby. M first G was used, and I worked O fine

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 7:36 am

I seriously can't even follow what you're saying in your comments. Why do you put random letters in there?

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 7:39 am

The letters A not random. T are the F letter of W word I'm T to say.
Y can't follow M comments?

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/13 7:41 am

Your comments take too much time to figure out. Why not just type what you want to say?

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 7:41 am

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.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 7:49 am

I'm 29 years O, and I'm S you have N seen T kind of typing B

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/21/13 7:49 am

Just do what I did and put him on Ignore. It's not worth the effort to try to figure it out.

kaitlinsays Wisconsin
10/21/13 7:51 am

writing out whole words is really exhausting, guys... /sarcasm

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 7:52 am

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.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 7:55 am

It is not S. This is the C way that P type now-A-days. I'm V surprised T is a N thing for you

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 7:58 am

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)

jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 8:02 am

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!!

cannoneer Columbiana
10/21/13 8:03 am

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.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 8:06 am

Yeah, I've S weed before. I live in T ghetto so that I pretty normal. Also, P much everybody in T hood types L this

Abolitionist Voice of the people
10/21/13 8:09 am

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.

kaitlinsays Wisconsin
10/21/13 8:14 am

I feel like we're being trolled here.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 8:24 am

I F like Y guys are making F of me. It's just H we type I the ghetto

kjos PNW
10/21/13 8:48 am

Joe miller, Y A A F M.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 8:49 am

I am N a F moron. Why are Y being S mean?

kjos PNW
10/21/13 8:50 am

It stood for 'you are a friendly man.' Wow, can't even understand your own language. Maybe you are a moron.

FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 8:51 am

You did N throw in any F words, S it W hard T figure out

Hope Minneapolis
10/21/13 10:42 am

IGNORED!

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/21/13 7:23 am

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.

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
10/21/13 7:19 am

Depends on the hobby and my budget. I always prefer new just because but my budget doesn't.

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FrankH Topeka, Westboro
10/21/13 11:17 am

B what if Y hobby was P the guitar O something. New G are K expensive, if Y want a G one

tidford My little piece of heaven
10/21/13 7:17 am

For life threatening hobbies (sky diving, scuba) I buy new, for non-life threatening (photography) I'll go for getting used.

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macar6913 Kent, wa
10/21/13 7:17 am

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

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