NEW versus NEW HiFi: Considerations When Purchasing Equipment – Galen Carol Audio

Another well written piece by this innovative audiophile retailer.

"Thanks to the Internet, the market for used audio/video equipment has burgeoned in the last few years, with dozens of Sites offering used gear for sale. As with any choice one makes, the decision whether to buy new or used gear is a complex one that should be fully understood as there are both benefits and drawbacks to each alternative. This article seeks to inform and will discuss the issues so you can make an educated decision. I sell both new and used equipment, so I don’t have an axe to grind either way, but seek to inform my clients so that the ownership experience will be an enjoyable one. An informed client is a happy client!

I got into the audio business as a young lad in 1972 (I’m dating myself here). During the years since, I’ve seen allot of used gear come though my doors. I’ve had no end of conversations with people who have made purchases – many are satisfied, some are not. I hope the following information will give you some insight into the issue of new vs. used equipment purchases, and help you to make the decision that is right for you."

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