Tips on How to Buy Used Medical Equipment

by | Nov 6, 2018 | Laboratory Equipments

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When your lab or healthcare facility needs machines, you can save a lot of money when you check out second-hand equipment. However, not all used medical equipment suppliers are the same. Some give much better service and have better products to offer. Here are some helpful tips for finding the right company for your needs.

Go Over Your Options

Is buying used medical equipment in your best interests? It may seem like a good idea but make sure to compare all the benefits and downsides with new and refurbished options. After making a careful comparison, you can come to an informed decision.

Online Sources

Perhaps the easiest way to check out machines is to go to the World Wide Web. This can give you a good idea of what you may expect. It gives you the chance to compare machines and prices. However, comparing used machines is not like comparing new, because the condition of the machines can vary a great deal.

Liquidation Sales

This is often a “hit or miss” proposition, but liquidation sales are a great source of bargains. Sometimes suppliers go out of business, and they must liquidate their assets. You can get equipment for a fraction of the normal price this way. Some companies sell liquidated equipment on consignment also.

Healthcare Facilities

Did you know many healthcare facilities offer equipment for sale? In times of high health care costs, some facilities must go out of business, and they often sell their equipment cheaply. They also sell machines when they make upgrades or changes to their services.

Specialty Suppliers

Some companies specialize in refurbished and used medical equipment. They may carry a wide range of machines and have some of the best prices available. Refurbished is usually a better option than used because you get a warranty and your machine gets repaired and inspected before you receive it.