Used medical equipment: The Best Choice for a Limited Budget

By: Steve Stroll

The use of pre-owned medical equipment is a recent development. As each establishment has to keep up with both the growing technology and the cost of owning that technology, the demand for used medical equipment like X-ray and ultrasound machines has also developed at a rapid pace. The sluggish economy limits the budget of many small clinics, infirmaries and non-profit organizations that now have the opportunity to buy their equipment at significantly lower prices.
One thing to consider about purchasing second-hand equipment from a supplies company is their degree of service in the post-purchase period. The used medical equipment and supplies company has to offer regular repair and maintenance of your machine, as well as offer a good warranty. This is vital, as used equipment requires a lot more maintenance than their new counterparts.
In most cases, the facilities that acquire the medical tools have a small budget to work with, so finding a company that offers a payment plan can be very helpful. Ask for quotations from several potential sellers, and compare them.
There are many companies that provide great used medical equipment to accommodate all of your needs. Do some research. With a large number of clients good testimonials, these companies will ensure that the used medical equipment that you buy is in the best possible shape and fully functional.
Besides offering the maintenance of your purchased machines, some second-hand equipment sellers also give you the option to trade in your equipment for reselling. This is a good sign: retailers that intend to sell your equipment at a later date are more likely to give you good service, as keeping your equipment running well is also to their benefit.
But most of the refurbished equipment in the market should be in reasonably good condition because of the high cost of buying the machines when they were still new, most first-owners kept their equipment well-maintained and functional. If you did your homework well, you should have chosen a second-hand retailer that can address any problems quickly and efficiently.

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As co-owner of a small outpatient diagnostic center and medical laboratory in Anaheim, CA, Steve Stroll has had years of experience in purchasing and maintaining used medical equipment. He has bought units from all over the country, and his facility currently maintains a host of modern equipment like Ultrasound Machines, mobile X-Ray units, Cath labs, and CT scanners.

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