Don't we all like things when they are brand new? Untarnished, pristine, unused. We look forward to getting new things, no matter what they are. Even things that are "new to me…" It implies that we are reclaiming something that is old to someone else but new to us. There's the old phrase, "One person's junk is someone else's treasure." So, whether something is brand new or new to me, it has value.