I have pre owned gear and it never bothered me. But another drummer I know told me he'd never buy something used and he wants to be the only person to even hit a drum of cymbal. I thought this was ridiculous but he told me people damage stuff and trade it in so suckers like me buy it. I have bought a couple cymbals that were clunkers, but otherwise I have had good luck. I've gotten some good deals on gear I might not have been able to afford new. What say you?