Modern technology is largely driven by the need to make life more convenient by making work easier. That’s why remote controls, automobiles and washing machines were invented. If you are planning to make life a little bit easier by acquiring a washing machine, you may have one major challenge, the huge cost. Fortunately, you can buy an efficient washing machine at a fraction of the cost. Used washing machines are usually in good condition and can easily meet your washing needs without crippling you financially. When looking for a second hand washing machine Brisbane residents should consider the following things:
i) Condition of the Machine
Before you buy any used item, you must first inspect it to determine if it is in good working condition. Be sure to have the machine connected to both a power and water source and turn it on. Put a piece of cloth inside the drum and adjust the temperature settings. If the machine is working properly, you can start negotiating the price. The machine should not have leaks and the outer body should look appealing.
Used items do not have a fixed price, so the price quoted by the seller is always negotiable. Before you start negotiating the price, be sure to check eCommerce websites or local home appliance stores to check the price of the make and model of the washing machine you intend to buy. Compare that price to the price quoted by the seller and start negotiating from a quarter of the price of a new machine. If you are any good, you can bring the seller down to around half the price of a new washing machine.
Different makes and models of washing machines have varying features. If you are single and live alone in a flat, a small machine with a 5kg drum may be enough for you. If you have a spouse and several kids, however, you may want to buy a machine with a 12kg capacity. This load will allow you to wash many clothes at once. Ideally, you should give preference to state of the art washing machines which come with the latest technologies and are more energy-efficient. This will save you money in the long run through energy and water savings.
iv) Other Factors
It is crucial you check the spin speed, noise level and energy rating of a machine before you make a purchase. The reliability of the machine is also a crucial factor to consider. You should note, however, that a used machine may not be as quiet or as reliable as a new machine. The same applies to the energy efficiency of pre-owned washing machines, but they offer great value for money.