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Ever heard the saying that a car loses half it’s value when you drive it off the lot? The same can be said for industrial machinery.
In most cases, used equipment is a great way to get quality equipment at a great price. There are some downsides to buying used equipment that you need to be aware of:
Used equipment may have some degree of wear and tear that might need to be addressed. This will not always be apparent to the untrained eye.
Used equipment may have the same warranty as new equipment.
There are several ways that you can minimise the risks of buying used machinery and maximise the potential benefits:
1.) Analyse Your Needs
What do you actually need? This can be different to the machine that you currently have or think you need. It is a good idea to think about:
2.) Research the market
Once you have these factors outlined, it is a good idea to do some research. Find a couple of machines that you think you’d be interested in, and try and find a few different reviews for them. Different machines will have different criteria that people will evaluate them on, but in general it is good to look at:
It is important to make sure that you get the right documentation when buying used equipment. This includes:
Take the time to thoroughly investigate these documents, especially the service records, as they can be a signal that you might be buying a lemon.
Don’t ever buy used equipment without seeing it, or having a qualified technician look at it. While we offer some degree of protection to our buyers, when purchasing online it is always a good idea to physically inspect the machine. At this point, it is a good idea to get an idea of:
5.) Ask an expert
It never hurts to seek an expert’s opinion. An expert machinery broker like Capital Machinery will usually have a good idea of:
We are always happy to have a no-obligation, informal conversation with people who are looking at buying used equipment. Please call us on 1800 706 620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your enquiry details.Error: Super Forms could not find a form with ID: 494