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Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One

If you ask me what my favorite piece around the house is, I would definitely say that old duvet and vintage mirror that my grandmother gave me. It is in the entrance of the house giving it a vintage look. It helps me open millions of conversations with my father about his childhood and with my guests who ask me about the story behind it. In the following post, you will find 8 reasons to encourage you to buy or get secondhand furniture that I am sure you are going to love.

  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
  • Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One
Why You Should Buy Second Hand Furniture Rather than Buying New One

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    Luxury

    How many times you dreamt of that designer piece? Well now you can have it. Second hand furniture comes less than half the price of what you would have paid a new piece. Now you can afford a luxury item in a price that is lower than a regular new piece.

     Saving resources and reducing waste.

    We are in a time where it is only trending to save energy and resources 

    There is already enough stuff in the world without needing to make more. In that way we reduce energy, money and packaging.

     

     

     

    Stepping off the consumer loop.

    In every retail business, we go into the store to buy things just because it is trendy. Usually we don’t need those accessories or furniture until we go to the store and this means spending more money that we don’t have on things we don’t need.

    With secondhand shopping especially in the UAE, you can go shopping when you need a specific piece into second hand furniture Dubai shops and find what you are looking at.

    Interior of modern clothes shop with counter

    Second-hand pieces have stories.

    Each second hand piece has 2 stories. The first one is the story of the second hand furniture when it was in the house of the owner which will make it much more valuable. There is also your story on how you found this piece of art, the conversation you had with the owner and sometimes the trouble you go to get it.

    There’s something much more rewarding about choosing a one-of-a-kind second hand piece. In-stock pieces have around 600 copies that you can find in each home. That gives to the piece you bought some character.

    You will be helping a local small business

    Consumer goods are almost always found in big chains that helps global economy

    Furniture second hand Dubai stores are mostly independent and local. Those sellers are regular people who are trying to sell their goods for some extra cash.

     

    Less guilt attachment.

    We all have pieces of furniture that are not cheap in our houses. And sometimes we feel like changing decors or we have to change houses. We end up throwing or selling expensive furniture for a price far less than what we paid for. 

    On another hand, we tend to keep things we don’t really like, need or use just because we paid more than we should have in the first place. When you buy second hand furniture, you are much more likely to pay a fair price and if you change your mind you will be able to resell it at the same price.

     


    Character & Craftmanship
    Do you here your parents say "They don't make them like they used to!". This can be especially true in furniture. In the last few years, we have lost hard wood, hand tied springs, hand carving, and other features in furniture. We are losing the 
    craftsmanship as the marketplace has been driven by low cost goods in the mass market.


    Second hand means long-lasting 

    A secondhand furniture has already survived the test of time. Really good furniture should last for decades, even a century or more. You have the proof that the frame is good to go, a little restauration will lead to an original long lasting piece. And all of that comes (usually) at a fraction of the price you'd pay for new.

    First-class decoration can be achieved with secondhand furniture. The only requirements are time a certain amount of artistic ingenuity.

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