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Second-hand goods

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All goods, whether new or second-hand, should be safe for their intended purpose. Second-hand goods, either sold privately or from a second-hand shop, may not be as safe as the new product.

Many goods must comply with mandatory safety standards, even when they are second-hand. For a list of these products, see products with mandatory standards.

Before selling

Before you sell second-hand goods, ask these questions about the product:

What to look for

If you sell privately or through a garage sale, the products may not be covered by safety laws - so you should think very carefully before trying to sell them.

Before you sell the product, ask yourself these questions:

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Last reviewed 21/12/2011

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