Shopping for a new TV online or at a local big box store can be a lot of fun – until you take a closer look at the price tag.
At that point, you may begin to consider another option: buying a used TV.
If you’ve never done this in the past, don’t worry. You can answer a few key questions along the way to ensure yourself of making a confident decision:
· How old is the TV?
· Why is the seller getting rid of it?
· What type of technology does it use?
· What is the price compared to a new unit?
· Is the picture clear or do you notice some distortion?
· Is the sound clear or is there muffling?
· Are there any loose connections that could inhibit your use?
· Does it support all the accessories you want to use, such as video game consoles and surround sound?
· Does the size match up with what you’re looking for?
These are the types of questions that can help you better decide if a used TV is a good purchase.
If you’re ready to start your search, visit a few estate sales in your area. You’ll often come across great deals on televisions, due in large part to people looking to downsize before making a move.
If you do your homework, you can get a television that suits your every want and need, without paying the “new in the box” price. What more could you want?