Refurbished Lab Equipment
If you need laboratory equipment but buying new isn’t within your budget, consider acquiring a refurbished unit instead.
Refurbished instruments are used machines that have been reconditioned to meet the manufacturer’s specifications. Since many types of equipment tend to have long useful lives— even with high-use —acquiring a refurbished unit can be a great cost-saving option.
By opting for something that has been refurbished, you may pay a little more than a used instrument, but you’ll lower your risk of getting a faulty product while saving money when compared to purchasing new.
Refurbished Scientific Instruments from a Third-Party Vendor
For example, you’ll want to gauge their legitimacy by finding out how long they’ve been in business and whether or not they specialize in the type of equipment you’re purchasing. You will also want to understand what range of services they offer, as the equipment may be more reliable if the company offers services like testing, reconditioning, and application development.
Not all third-party sellers are qualified to refurbish sophisticated laboratory equipment back to OEM specifications. Finally, familiarize yourself with the company’s warranty, service, and return policies in case anything goes awry with your product after purchasing.
Buying refurbished equipment from a third party can sometimes be cheaper than buying from a manufacturer due their service standards often not being as high.
That said, it may be more difficult to find long-term financing for a purchase from a third-party vendor, since there is a greater risk associated with this form of used equipment.
Refurbished Laboratory Equipment from the Manufacturer
When purchasing a scientific instrument that has been refurbished by the manufacturer and their technicians, you can be sure that the equipment will be up to par with a new product from the same manufacturer.
Since the manufacturer will service the equipment to the highest standard, their pricing will reflect this and may be higher than that of the third-party vendor.
Leasing Refurbished Equipment
When considering how to acquire refurbished scientific instrumentation, be sure to assess all of your options, including leasing.
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