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Buying used audio equipment: Thoughts?

How many of you purchase used equipment? Any bad experiences?

I'm looking to start buying some parts to upgrade from stock in my 09 sport extended cab. New prices for parts arent ridiculous (don't need top of the line) but then used parts are that much cheaper a lot of the time... is it worth the risk to buy used? And if I were to buy used what would be the least risky item to purchase? I would think an amp but those are my newb thoughts!
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You get what you pay for. With that said you can get some good stuff from the right people that is used.
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My opinion is… and we know about opinions, do not buy used equipment, someone is getting rid of it for some reason.

There is a lot of good lower cost equipment out there check out SonicElectronix, http://www.sonicelectronix.com/, or CrutchField, http://www.crutchfield.com/.

Pick something out and search the web for lower prices.
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Also woofersetc.com is a good one or the always good amazon. ive got a ton of audio stuff of there and its all worked out so
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I buy all my stuff used from friends or friends of friends. I just got really good deals. Amps seem to be pretty strong. Mine survived in Alaska although honestly for about 2 months it was below -40 and my subs no longer worked haha
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I would look at refurbished over used. and you're better off buying used subs than a used amp, amps are a little harder to work with. Subs can be fixed or have parts replaced if they are worth fixing.

honestly I would stick to new unless you know who is selling it. You could get a great deal, but you could not.
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Thats always a good thing to remember up here, never turn your radio on in the winter till the truck has warmed up a bit.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

I just got n from Best Buy where I picked up one of those pioneer shallow mount sub + boxes.
A kenwood double din headunit is probably next, something in the $300 range. In other words, it has begun!
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