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If you’re in the market for a portable toilet but can’t decide between purchasing a brand-new portable toilet or a second-hand one, we’re here to help.
While a second-hand portable toilet might seem attractive because of its price tag, they can often turn out to be more expensive in the long-run if repairs are needed and spare parts are not easily accessible.
It is a common misconception that all portable toilet spare parts (regardless of where they are bought from) will fit any portable toilet. This is often not the case with most spare parts unique to the brand of the toilet. It is important to note that if you are considering purchasing a second-hand portable toilet from an overseas brand, you may not even be able to get spare parts, or you may pay exorbitant fees in importing the required components.
Therefore, there are several questions to consider before committing to purchasing a second-hand portable toilet. We recommend asking the seller the below questions:
If you decide to purchase a brand-new portable toilet from a reputable Australian company, you will not need to ask these questions. Australian Portable Toilets is proud to offer a two-year warranty on all portable toilets and a one-year guarantee on all accessories and parts to give you reliability and peace of mind. You will also receive many other benefits including:
When calculating the cost per year, a brand-new portable toilet equates to $140 per year over 15 years. If you purchase a second-hand portable toilet for $1000 and it has approx. 5 years of life left it, it will cost you $200 per year. This excludes the cost of any spare parts needed to keep the portable toilet in perfect working order. It is, therefore, best to purchase a brand-new portable toilet.
However, if you do decide to purchase a second-hand portable toilet, please give us a call on 1800 POO WEE. We are more than happy to help you assess your purchase and provide any insights on the condition and longevity of the toilet and potential spare parts costings.