6 Great Reasons to Buy Your Garden Machinery Second Hand

Buying brand new equipment for your garden can be a costly endeavour regardless of whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice who wants to dip their fingers into the world of landscaping and maintenance.

With the recent rise of inflation and the cost of living proving to be a challenge for many people in the UK, buying second hand is proving to be the favoured route.

That’s not just true for the gardening world; the sales value of second hand goods per week in retail over the last six years has increased from 75 in 2016 to over 201 in 2022* So why go second hand when it comes to garden machinery? 

Save on big names

Whilst we pride ourselves in stocking only the finest power garden machinery, there will always be brands and specifications that surpass some of their lower-priced counterparts.

If you’re a first time gardener who wants to try out a cheaper tool then this might not be an issue, however, you might be someone who’s long desired to try out something with a bit more oomph but it’s always been just out of budget.

Buying second hand offers you the opportunity to get your hands on some of the most powerful machines we have to offer whilst saving yourself a significant amount of money. 

Prevents unnecessary waste

Unfortunately when someone’s lawn mower breaks or they simply don’t want it anymore, instead of visiting a trusted mechanic to repair the problem or donating it to a shop or recycling specialist, they often let the mower sit in their shed collecting dust or make its way to a landfill site.

By sending your unwanted equipment to us, and by buying equipment second hand, you’re extending its lifespan whilst helping to reduce the amount of waste that has a negative impact on the environment.

You don’t have to deal with depreciation

The moment you buy a product brand new, it begins to depreciate in value. In fact, once you’ve owned your equipment for 12 months, it has already depreciated by up to 20%. That’s quite a significant loss of value, which is why buying second hand is a smart choice for many people.

What’s more, if you maintain regular maintenance and upkeep of your equipment, it will retain its value for longer. 

Unique finds

The availability of our second hand stock changes daily with most machines being sold shortly after it’s been advertised on our site.

This shouldn’t deter you from checking out what we have to offer. In fact it means that if you’re looking for something specific or you want to purchase a piece of machinery you’ve never used before, then you’ll likely encounter some great finds. 

It’s not just used equipment

A common misconception about buying second hand is that all the products have already been used for many years and required extensive repairs and refurbishment.

We also offer ex-demo machinery, which simply means it was used in our showroom for a period of time and is therefore no longer considered ‘new’.

You can grab bargains of over 25% off on some of our ex-demo products like the Mountfield 1328H that retails at £2,567 new. 

Fully serviced

All second hand machinery at Romwy is fully serviced and comes with a 90 day day guarantee. Not only does this give you peace of mind, but it also means that every single piece of equipment that goes to our customers has been carefully inspected to ensure its longevity and power. 

You can check the current range of second hand garden machinery on our website or call us on 01794 323329 for the very latest stock availability.