cheap effects pedals: new or used?
Many years ago I bought a cheap Boss SD1 Super Overdrive. I bought it second hand. Today you can still buy it new for $49,99!
And guess what?
I really like this pedal! I have it for 20 years now, and it always appears back on my pedal board.
It is solid, never broke down and it has it's own specific sound.
So if your budget is small, you can try this kind of pedals. And it's pretty safe to buy them used. Of course there is always a little risk when you buy a used pedal online on eBay . But I can tell you that I have never bought a pedal second hand that was broken.
And I bought a lot of them the past 30 years!