All Formats see a large turnover of ancillaries that are allocated to be used within a HiFi System, the Industry relies on this constant, as New Sales are vital to a Business's Bottom Line and the Profits they are wanting to receive.
Discounts on Offer are a recognised method to clear a back log of Stock, the Discount is seen as a sales motivator, and is used broadly in the Market for all Electrical Goods, and the Discount on Offer, really does not reflect on the quality of a product.
In relation to HiFi, Discounts can be found from all levels of retail and a Bespoke Hi End Service will be seen to have a period where a promoted Brand is offered with a Discount. Take this as a example, a Model from a Brand as a RRP $20000, is in daily use as a demonstration model within a Dealership, and has been instrumental in the creation of 100+ Sales over the course of a Year. The Model is announced to be superseded, does the Discount Offered on the Price for the Demonstration Model indicate that the 100 purchases made within the Dealership were all wrong choices for the purchasers ?
People like to Spend, it gives them a sense of Self Esteem, most consumers are not knowing of this, but those relying on sales know it very well and depend on this very human trait, hence the special treatment received by those who are intending to spend.
Do not think that when Humans are being Human and this trait is discovered when observing the used sales item market, that all of the discards being seen are resulting from the Vendors making inferior choices ? There are multiple sale items because the Vendor can't help themselves, the Ego Massage and Talking Point are way more important than making do, 'what price they got on the Old Item, combined with what the Bargain was on the New Item' is the common thread woven into the fabric of any conversation in this area. It is the Emporer's New Clothes Story rewrote for a New Age.
Putting the above aside, Individuals that do maintain items for use for extended periods and those that do purchase from the used item markets are very desirable today, and they are fully encouraged by myself to pursue this attitude, as their attitudes are much more friendly to the preservation of the Planet and not the Preservation of Corporate Business and the Profits wanted by them.
An item purchased as New and has been with four owners over a given period has potentially removed the Manufactuure Impact on the Planet by 75%, if related to the Three owners buying used and having not Bought New off the Retail Outlet Shelf .
There are great opportunities to take part in this purchase method and the enjoyment of follow up listening need not be compromised in any manner in any chosen Format.