If you need a safe to protect your jewellery, money or documents from intruders, fire or flood, you might wonder whether you need to purchase a new safe or if you can buy one second-hand. Here are our helpful tips on how to choose the perfect safe for your circumstances.
Advantages: Quality Guaranteed and Customisable
A new safe comes with the assurance there are no defects and it wasn’t sold to you because it was damaged or not operational. Buying a new safe will ensure the greatest protection and security of anything you want to keep secure, and will allow you to be able to choose your own unique specifications, such as fireproofing or a particular locking system. Many new safes also come with a warranty, which can give you the confidence that your safe will maintain quality for years to come.
Disadvantages: Expense and depreciation
New safes will obviously attract a higher cost, so may not be the best option if you’re worried about budget. New safes also don’t retain their value, so if you’re not needing a safe long-term it’s more advisable to invest in a second-hand model.
Advantages: Cost-Effective And Budget-Friendly
If you’re conscious about your budget, or don’t need anything too fancy, a second-hand safe might be the better option. If you purchase a safe that’s only a couple of years old, you may even find one with a valid warranty. A second-hand safe comes at a better purchase price and with a more favourable resale value, meaning you’ll end up saving.
Disadvantages: Degree Of Risk, Lack Of Customisation
Purchasing second-hand always carries a degree of risk. It’s important to exercise caution when shopping online for a second-hand safe, as you may overlook wear and tear or possible defects. Second-hand safes also can’t be easily customised or modified, so they’re not the best choice if you need a safe with unique specifications.
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