Shopping for Used Safes Online: Tips to Buy or Sell

June 30, 2016 by  
Filed under Home Security

biometric-home-safeSafes can be expensive, so one way to cut your costs is to look for used safes for sale online. If you do decide to go that route, there are a couple of tips you should follow.

Make Sure it Meets Your Needs

When you are looking for a secondhand safe, it can be hard to get the information you need. If you are looking for a safe online, make sure you pick one that meets your needs. For example, if you need high security safes, make sure that is what you are getting. The same goes for a fireproof safe. You also want to make sure that the safe is the right size for your needs. If any of these aspects are not clear from the ad, ask the seller questions, and if you can’t get your questions answered satisfactorily, don’t buy.

Another commonly overlooked criteria is whether you want your safe above ground or buried in the foundation of your home. Installation costs can add up, but a floor safe offers a great deal of security.

Think of security first

If you buy used safes over the Internet, you should make sure security is your first priority. If you are buying a safe with keys, ensure the safe can be re-keyed after you buy, or, if it is a safe with a combination, make sure you have the ability to change the combination. While it’s unlikely someone would sell you a safe online and then try to track you down to break into it, it’s better to be safe than sorry.


First Security Safe specializes in high security safes. Order online, or visit their Los Angeles location for more information.

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