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Poll Results: Would you buy a used pump?

 
  • 18% (17)
    Yes, but only from a friend
  • 20% (19)
    Yes, from someone selling one on craigslist or elsewhere
  • 38% (35)
    Yes, but I'd buy new tubing for it
  • 22% (21)
    No way, it's not worth the risk.
92 Total Votes  
post #41 of 47
My husband and I have discussed how milk could get into the motor many times. I have an ameda purely yours and the diaphram completely keeps milk from the tubing. I could turn it upside down and the milk would probably come out of the flanges, but would still not be able to get in the tubing. So, I don't see how it could ever enter the motor. That said, Medela pumps, milk can enter the tubing. SIL had a PIS and she showed me how if you pull the tubing from the back when you are done pumping and it splashes it runs right into the tubing. I think they make them that way so they have a valid reason to say it "could" get into the motor. Kinda generic if you ask me since my ameda cost 100 bucks less than her medela, but whatever. Guess I am way off subject here.

To the original question, yes I would but only from and friend AND I would buy new tubing.
post #42 of 47
i went out and got a new pump, and then a friend offered me her old pump, which had previously been my boss'. i decided not to keep that pump, because she said she wanted it back, and with my luck it would die while i had it and i would feel bad that i couldn't give it back to her in working order. if she had been the only one to use the pump, and it was newer/ had been used less frequently, i probably would keep it to use for this baby.
post #43 of 47
I bought a used Ameda Purely Yours off of Craigslist and there is NO way old milk can get in there and contaminate any tubing or anything. It's a completely closed system.

I'm extra bad though because I just used the parts that came with it, I sterilized them in one of those microwave sterilizer bags. My daughter seems ok so far!
post #44 of 47
not only have I, I then sold it too when I was done.
post #45 of 47
My biggest concern with a used pump would be the voided warrenty- what if I spent $100 on a pump, then it broke and I couldn't get it fixed? It might be a better investment to spend $300 on the pump and be able to get free replacement parts if something breaks "before it's supposed to wear out." Or, as runnersuck pointed out above in the thread, the suction might not be good.

Oops, I meant to type "runnerduck" but I'm leaving that typo in there because it's funny.
post #46 of 47
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Originally Posted by Ruthla View Post
Or, as runnersuck pointed out above in the thread, the suction might not be good.

Oops, I meant to type "runnerduck" but I'm leaving that typo in there because it's funny.
Well at least you didn't slip an F in there...
post #47 of 47
I'd buy a used one from an unknown person. I did buy a PIS from my friend and replaced tubing because there was moisture in it and the little valve thingies because they just need to be replaced every so often. I sterilized everything else and used the pump for a year. The friend I bought it from used it to EP, but I'm not sure for how long. I have now given it to my sister.

I tend to buy things used whenever possible. I hate buying new things when there are used options available! It never occured to me that there might be a problem in using a pump that someone else had used.
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