While searching for some dumbbells recently I tried to find sources where I could get them used as for the most part I don’t think weights need to be cosmetically attractive. This led me to find listings for other items too such as chin up bars. While gear itself looked okay, cosmetically it didn’t look very good such as having chips in the color and scratches.
Based on the listing date too, no one seemed to want to buy it even though the price seemed cheap. It made me think how many times people would look at a used item and immediately dismiss it because of cosmetic flaw or minor damages. It’s not as common to find people who would actually sit and think if the cost and effort of rejuvenating the item would be worth it to the point that it just makes more sense than buying something brand new.
Like with the chin up bar, you could easily just put some kind of cover around the cosmetically unappealing parts to the point where it feels like the item has been taken care of with your own designer touch to it. You could also just use something to color and fill in scratches too which shouldn’t cost too much. Take a little time to evaluate the time and cost of sprucing up used items as in a lot of cases it could be simple fixes for the product to feel just as new. A lot of businesses do it all the time.