Buying used test equipment no longer takes place in back rooms but continues growing in the mainstream marketplace. Many large companies, including the Fortune 500, implement buying strategies for refurbished and reconditioned testing equipment. The obvious reasons include savings to the bottom line, procuring good working equipment and adding to or replacing current inventory.
When dealing with companies that sell used test equipment, see or ask about their warranty and return policies. Many sellers offering reconditioned and refurbished items provide limited warranties. Some equipment sold as used maintains the original warranty. When buying preowned test instruments consider the following:
1. Get reconditioned test equipment with factory or in-house repairs and calibrations.
2. Find refurbished or reconditioned test equipment with in-house repairs or factory approved refurbishment.
3. Locate medical and environmental equipment that’s not outdated in these advancing fields, from reputable companies with good warranties.
Buy reconditioned test equipment for quality productsThe seller's terms "factory reconditioned" or "reconditioned" typically mean the buyer or lessee returned the used testing equipment to the manufacturer. The manufacturer then services the used test equipment to its original specifications; however, some "in-house" companies repair the equipment themselves. Many times these items retain a full warranty.
Purchase refurbished used testing equipment to replace or add to your businessGenerally, factory refurbished means a repair center does the refurbishment. Refurbished typically carry either the manufacturer warranty or the sellers limited warranty.
Locate used medical test equipment for office or hospitalThese companies carry a wide spectrum of inventory for the medical field. Check back often for new listings.
Find used environmental equipments for sale with deep discountsThese companies update as products arrive. Email requests for all used test equipment your business needs and receive notification when available.
- Consider contacting the manufacturer of used testing equipment before buying to see if the company still supports it or offers upgrades. If possible, provide serial number.