Buying a second hand washing machine: what to look for?
A second hand washing machine may not sound as nice as a new one, but it can give you a lot of benefits. For one thing, used washing machines are often cheaper, and they are often of good quality. Buying second hand is also good for the environment, because less new appliances have to be made. Because you don’t buy the washing machine directly from the supplier or an official point of sale, but via Marktplaats or a local second hand shop, there are some points you should pay attention to. Depending on where you buy a used washing machine, the amount of information given about it may vary. A second hand white goods dealer like Welhof can often give you all the information you need, but at second hand outlets like a thrift store, some information may be missing. Therefore, be extra vigilant that the washing machine you buy meets all your needs. These may include the size of the machine, the brand, the fill weight (how many pounds of laundry can fit in the drum), the different wash programs, dimensions, the year of manufacture, and more.
What about the warranty of a used washing machine?
A cheap washing machine is of course great, but there are risks involved in buying a used washing machine. What should you do if the washing machine turns out not to work? Or it breaks down after a month? Some sellers of second hand white goods, like Welhof, give a standard warranty on their appliances, but this is not always the case. You’ll want to make clear arrangements with your seller about this in advance, if he or she hasn’t already set them up.
Delivering your used washing machine?
Washers are tricky devices to transport because they are very bulky and heavy. With most outlets selling used washing machines, the appliances will be delivered to your home. Often this is a free service that they provide when making a purchase, but other companies charge extra for this service. When the company delivers washing machines, you can be sure that they will be placed inside, where you want them to be. Nice and easy! With private sellers, such as from Marktplaats, you will almost always have to pick up the washing machine yourself.