I’ve written about Amazon’s “renewed” products before, and continue to be surprised at some of the offerings.
Today, I came across “renewed” Hitachi pneumatic tool grease.
The listing says:
Renewed products work and look like new. These pre-owned products have been inspected and tested by Amazon-qualified suppliers.
Compared to the “new” listing, one lucky customer can save nearly $4 if they choose the “renewed” product. For everyone else, sorry, they only have one of these in stock.
While I steer clear of used tools in general, I’d think that power tool accessories and consumables such as grease or oil would be especially risky or problematic to buy.
A pre-owned tub of grease?
What kinds of renewed tools or supplies would you buy or avoid on Amazon?
In my tool-shopping experiences, I have yet to be compelled by a “renewed” tool listing. I suppose that if the savings on an item was sizable enough, or I had my eyes on a hard-to-find tool that was only available as “renewed,” I might then give it a chance.