5 Reasons to Buy a New vs. Used Safe

5 Reasons to Buy a New vs. Used Safe

Posted on February 4, 2020 by A-1

We’ve discussed the benefits of buying a previously used safe on our blog before. Used safes are affordable, reliable and avoid depreciation. But are they the right choice for you? Just as some people prefer to buy or lease a new vehicle rather than deal with the maintenance, potential lack of warranty and other inconveniences of owning a used one, sometimes it makes more sense to buy a new safe than a used safe. It ultimately depends on your preferences and situation.

Let’s discuss five reasons why it might make more sense to buy a new safe than a used safe.

1. They’re Under Warranty

Warranty coverage is important for high-value items like gun or jewelry safes. When you buy a used safe, there’s no guarantee that it’s still under warranty. If it’s new, you’ll likely be covered for parts and other components that fail—you might even be able to get an extended warranty from the manufacturer as well.

2. They’re Newer

A pretty obvious reason, but a good reason nonetheless. New safes are in, well, new condition. Used safes may have wear and tear, rust or worn-down parts. As such, useds safes usually have a shorter lifespan than new safes. The latter also benefits from the latest technology and advances in design. 

3. They Have Clear Documentation and History

It can be difficult to fix or adjust a used safe without proper documentation and history of ownership. Even locksmiths can have a difficult time with this. With a new safe, however, you’ll be provided documentation and there will be no history of ownership because you’ll be the first one owning it. You also don’t have to worry about lost keys or combinations.

4. There Are More Options

With used safes, your options are fairly limited to what the seller has on hand. Many times, you won’t even find the best safes as a previously used option because people are using them! The good news is that companies like A-1 Locksmith Security & Safes have a large product catalog where you can find the best new home and gun safes, TL and UL rated safes and more from top brands like Browning, INKAS and Liberty. You can also choose the right type and size to meet your needs.

5. They’re Easily Delivered and Installed

Depending on where you buy it from, you may have to figure out how to deliver and install a used safe. With a new safe bought from a company like A-1 Locksmith, you don’t have to worry about this part of the safe-buying process. The A-1 team will deliver and install safes (even upstairs) and bolt them down as well. You can trust that a professional safe delivery team will be handling your new safe and will provide in-home training before they leave.
If you’re in the market for a new safe, browse the selection at A-1 Locksmith and give us a call at 972-284-7500 if you have any questions.


If you’re in the market for a new safe, browse the selection at A-1 Locksmith and give us a call at 972-284-7500 if you have any questions.

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