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I like to buy cheap gear as a low-cost way to test out a concept before dropping a ton of money on something. Do you guys do the same? Have you been given a false-negative from this method, or has it worked out so far?
"Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement"
Do I buy ‘cheap’ gear, No. Inexpensive, yes.
Personally I like to try to get gear used to save a few bucks. I personally shop the Arfcom EE and ebay for stuff. That’s how I realized that I pefer Esstac Kywis to HSGI tacos. Also Safariland to G Code.
Overall, I personally think the idea has merit as buying inexpensive/used allows me to demo something at a match in a ‘real world’ environment. Worst case is I get something i don’t like I can usually flip it for about what I’ve git in it; that’s the upside of sticking with used of the major /nicer brands.
In the past I liked to try inexpensive gear to explore a concept and if I liked it and it worked then I'd buy the best I could afford.
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
I am with BDover, I try to find used gear to save on money...I haven't used enough gear though to really say anything on the topic though.
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