Saving money by buying used analytical equipment is a common practice in labs and testing facilities of all sizes. Often big labs purchased pre-owned equipment to add additional testing services or to boost their ability to complete large testing requirements within the cost of buying brand new equipment.
Smaller labs may choose to completely set up the lab using used analytical equipment. This is a low-cost option that provides even a lab with a very small operating budget with the option to have the equipment to complete the level of testing required.
Whenever pre-owned, refurbished or used equipment is purchased, there are some important factors for the buyer to keep in mind. By tapping into the following three factors, labs will find they can get top quality equipment that has a warranty.
Work with Established Pre-Owned Analytical Equipment Companies
Ideally, working with the same company for all your used analytical equipment needs is the best option. By building a relationship with the seller, they can more easily understand your needs to make the best suggestions.
Additionally, by working with the same seller, it is easier to request specific models or to be contacted when something comes into inventory that may be a good match for your equipment needs.
Choose Newer Model Equipment Options
Even with used equipment, it is still possible to find newer models. To take advantage of the latest in technology, features and testing functions, choosing the latest in models is critical.
The top pre-owned laboratory equipment dealers will typically have the best selection of newer models of equipment. They will also offer the best deals as they have a high turnover and a constant supply of quality used equipment.
The other advantage that these companies have is in their expert staff. These people are usually familiar with all the top manufacturers and can make informed recommendations as to models and manufacturers you may want to consider.