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How to Shop for a Preowned Artificial Christmas Tree

Are you the type of person who buys a fresh Christmas tree every year? Are you the type of person who enjoys putting up an artificial tree?

If you find yourself in the market for an artificial Christmas tree, there’s something you need to know: buying new is not your only option.

Just as you can purchase holiday decorations at an estate sale, the same holds true for a Christmas tree. While this can be a relatively simple purchase, there are some things you need to remember:

·      Storage is key. Do your best to get a better idea of how the tree was stored in the past. It is being sold in a box or bag? Is it being sold without any storage at all? A lack of proper storage can make an artificial Christmas tree look old after only a few holiday seasons.

·      Are all the parts there? There aren’t many parts to an artificial Christmas tree, but you must make sure that what you do need is being sold. For instance, if you don’t have all the branches you won’t be happy with the end result. Don’t hesitate to search through what’s being sold to make sure it’s all there.

·      Do the lights work? Many newer artificial trees come prelit. Unfortunately, these lights have a way of breaking over the years. If lights are included, be sure they work before making your purchase.

With these tips guiding you, it’s much easier to successfully purchase an artificial Christmas tree. As you scour local estate sales, don’t be surprised if you have the opportunity to purchase this holiday item (among many others).

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