by Texas Homesteader ~
I’ve talked before about our love of our secondhand percolator coffeemaker. It’s perfect for a very low-waste cup of delicious coffee! But although we loved it, we were going through our morning coffee way too quickly. We really wanted a larger percolator.
When we make a purchase we first research it extensively. 1st consideration is given to customer satisfaction followed by features we desire and only lastly, cost. We’d researched & made our decision for the percolator we wanted and RancherMan was about to place the order. Then he decided to look for a used one instead.
Now this makes my heart happy. I always prefer pre-owned when making a purchase. It’s good for our budget and the environment. And isn’t she a beauty?
You can still easily buy a *percolator online. And there are many models to choose from too. RancherMan researched all of them, looking first at customer satisfaction ratings. Then we pondered features. Do we want a 6 cup? An 8 cup? 12 cup? (oh yeah, 12 cup baby!)
When we’d decided which coffee pot we wanted, he then searched for the best retail establishments to actually buy. For instance, the coffee pot we want may be priced a little lower at one place than the others. Or it may be located at a shop where we currently hold a gift card, resulting in less coming from our budget.
Buying Used: SCORE!
When he was almost ready to buy he checked one more place. ebay.
A little more research paid off big time! He found a 12-cup Farberware percolator that was in pristine condition. And it was about 1/2 the price of buying a new one. SCORE!
So in the end, a little research before buying checked off all the important boxes for us. A large, stainless steel 12-cup percolator coffee pot in excellent condition for 1/2 price.
PLUS it was purchased used. This means in addition to all the criteria above, it’s not a new product being manufactured. It’s a used one (albeit in beautiful condition) so its useful life has now been extended because of our purchase. Oh be still my crunchy-green heart!
So before you make that purchase, consider buying used. Whether buying at a Thrift Store or online, buying used can be good for your wallet AND the environment!
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