Should I Buy a Used Television?

There may come a point when you find yourself in the market for a new television. Maybe you’re doing so because you want a bigger (or smaller) screen in a particular room of your home. Or maybe you have no choice, as your old television finally conked out.

On the plus side, the price of new televisions continues to fall. This positions you to get exactly what you want, at a more affordable price than ever before.

Conversely, you’ll still find yourself spending hundreds of dollars (or maybe even thousands) to get exactly what you want.

And for that very reason, you should at least consider buying a used television. Not only can you save money, but you may find that you don’t have to give up anything in regards to features.

If you’re interested in going down this path, here’s what you should do:

•    Inspect it: Before you do anything, check the condition of the television. Are there scratches on the screen? Does it turn on as expected?

•    Check the picture: This goes along with inspecting the television. If at all possible, turn the television on, preferably to an actual show, so that you can see the picture.

•    Know what you’re getting: Does it come with the stand? How about the remote control? What about the user manual? You can always buy these things on your own, but you might as well get what you can upfront to save money down the road.

Before you buy new, stop by a few estate sales in your local area to see if you can buy a used television at a heavily discounted price.

Four Sales is the leading estate sale company in Virginia, DC and Maryland. For the past 40+ years, Four Sales has conducted over 3,000 estate sales in Virginia, DC and Maryland. Four Sales estate sales headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia with regional offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland.   

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