Secondhand Market Questions

So, if I only even buy used/secondhand items. Do my purchases impact the new markets for those items.Wikipedia has a blurb here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Used_good

This paper has a really interesting summary:http://web.mit.edu/2.813/www/readings/Thomas2003.pdf

I’m going to dive into this a little more in the next few weeks as I’m wondering how my actions as a consumer are potentially affecting the markets in which I operate.

 

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This pepper grinder is sold as a disposable item. I was able to use $80 in tools to open it and refill with pepper purchased in a non-grinder bulk container.

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Most of these knives were purchased second-hand, one of them was found on the side of the road.

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