In my family, as well as in many others, a hand me down item is all too common.
This is especially true if you live in a family and are the younger sibling. But in my case the hand me down items I got from my older sibling weren’t clothes or anything like that, but it was instead various items that my older brother no longer wanted that he gave to me. Now out of all of the hand me downs that I have gotten, the strangest by far was an air conditioner. It was a small window a/c that my brother had for a while that he no longer needed and after deciding to get a nicer and newer one he called me and asked me if I wanted his old window a/c. He explained why he no longer needed it and said it was only a couple of years old and still worked great. I didn’t have a very good air conditioning system at the time and so I jumped at the opportunity. It may seem odd to other people, but yeah my brother and I live on our own now and he still offers me items he doesn’t want or need. Not that I mind all that much, it has been a way for me to get free stuff and he no longer needs it anyway so we both end up happy. When he brought it over to me, I looked it over carefully and gave it a good test run and it worked amazingly, in no time after turning it on, it had already started bringing in cold air that cooled the house and made the place feel great.