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I have only bought a few things "second hand" and all of them i have bought of ebay. I have been impressed so far. What do you think of buying second hand ?

p.s. Can anyone suggest a good green and red built in laser system ? also a good smoke machien and fragerance.

 

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I think buying second hand is an excellent way to get better quality equipment that you may otherwise not be able to afford.

 

As well as ebay, forums like this one are a great place to buy, most sellers are bound to be honest by virtue of the fact that they have a reputation to keep.

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I agree with Neil on this

 

The bay is a fantastic place to find items at a decent price.

 

Just like our own sales area

 

 

I started off buying 2nd hand stuff and infact i still have some stuff in the garage

 

 

 

Its good to see young blood getting into the business, and your enthusiasm (sp) is Brilliant!

 

 

Keep up the good work,

 

 

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Ebay is fine, if you keep your wits about you. But some people do get carried away at auctions.

 

Do your homework carefully and fix the true value before bidding. I can't think of the number of times I've seen an item bid way over the price you can buy the same thing full retail with all warranties and legal rights intact. What idiots! :rolleyes:

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I am one of the people who sells lighting on E-Bay & you can get good deals

When i refit or replace lighting in a club or bar most of the time the owners scrap the old lighting, what i do is strip them down, clean up & replace any damaged/ broken parts

But as other members have pointed out you have got to know your limit & do your research

As i have a trade account with a couple of suppliers the prices of some new lights/ equipment are a bit high on e-bay compared with visiting a real shop

Amps & speakers i would not touch

But overall 2nd hand lights no problem as parts are cheap and if you dont like it put it on e-bay!!!!!! tongue out icon

 

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Seond hand can be a bargain or a mine field !

 

I used to buy second hand off ebay but some of it despite being described as nearly new was either worn out or had problems.

A shop might provide better second hand gear coz you are covered by teh sale of goods act unless you buy them as is.

 

I am a bit odd as I build my own gear. It means I can get parts if anthing fails.

Its also easier to fix if you have your own circuit diagrams.

 

Some of the pro stuff is so full of extra circuits for bar graphs etc that its impossible to find your way around easily. Many companies wont part with circuit diagrams.

 

I am very wary of buying off ebay.

 

I have bought a couple of amps that were no where near the power ratings advertised.

 

You have to be careful with speakers too but that goes for any vendor.

What is 1000 watts to one guy is 250 to another !

 

The 1000 watt amp I bought struggles to put out 100 watts !!

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The 1000 watt amp I bought struggles to put out 100 watts !!

 

Sounds like someone quoted PMPO not RMS :rolleyes:

 

BTW, I've got a 15 year old amp at home rated at 100W RMS P/Ch that will plss all over most of the 1000W amps currently out there :dan+ju:

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Sounds like someone quoted PMPO not RMS :rolleyes:

 

BTW, I've got a 15 year old amp at home rated at 100W RMS P/Ch that will plss all over most of the 1000W amps currently out there :dan+ju:

 

I have an old Simms-Watts valve amp that is much louder than the 1000 watt amp.

The valve sound is also so much better too.

Sadly they are expensive to buy and maintain, just spent a fortune on a new set of valves !

 

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"I have an old Simms-Watts valve amp that is much louder than the 1000 watt amp."

 

Steady on tiger!! Or do you mean the 100 watt "1000 watt amp?!

 

I understand what you're saying though - a valve amp can be driven into partial distortion and not actually sound that bad, unlike the hard clipping of solid state stuff. So watt for watt, a valve amp can sound louder.

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