I'd like to know if you prefer:
1) Buying used for a good bargain
2) Buying new and having the benefit of warranty and service
3) Couldn't care less either way
Thoughts about supporting builders etc when buying new are welcome, but I really just want to guage y'all's opinions on the subject. I know that there's some pretty great builders out there who will service a pedal and give excellent customer service even if it's bought second hand, and while that's so damn respectable, it's sort of beside the point.
This thread is inspired by an upcoming purchase I'm going to make. It's pretty expensive, but not outside of my means. I have two pretty expensive pedals currently. I bought one new with warranty and one used. I have to admit that I worry that it will fail. The one I bought new I don't worry about so much. I would like to leave price out of the equation, as everyone has a different opinion of what "expensive" is to them.