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Are you bothered with used Lego?
I mean: when you buy secondhand Lego, don't you feel like you bought someone else's drawers?
I bought used sets three times. One of them was in superb condition and I had no complains after I washed each piece with a soap. But the other two.... yuck! The 1st one had, what I think are, bite marks and scratches and dents (so I sorted it in two piles: ok pieces and pieces I don't wanna touch)! And the other one had but a few damaged pieces, but still I felt like I put my hands in the bucket of poo. And I'm reluctant to mix pieces from these sets with my own, though I bought the last two only to be disassembled and be used in future MOCs.
So... do you tollerate someone else's pieces?
Lastly I want to show you the piece of my nightmarers.
P.S. I'm not mysophobic. I can willingly and happily get dirty... Though at home I have my own flatware and god forbid you touch it. Oh, crap, I got problems :-P.
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There's only a very few pieces I've intentionally bought used - but only when new isn't available or is prohibitively expensive.
Bulk lots from the local thrift stores are always an adventure, never know what may be lurking in the bag.
Like @datsunrobbie above, any mangled parts are tossed out with the off-brand stuff.
I‘ve bought a lot once which i washed and tbh it was a nightmare to dry,so no more used Lego for me except maybe a Minifigure from time to time!
I'm still picking out clone brands from one seller who sold me 99% LEGO, which turned out to be about 40% clone brands, batteries, and assorted junk. I still bitterly remember the argument with him and wish I'd raised a case with eBay when he refused to refund because I'd got a "good deal".