It’s no secret that lab instruments represent the biggest slice of any lab’s budget. Because laboratory equipment is not only such a large investment, but is also essential to day to day laboratory operations, purchasing new lab equipment may be tempting in order to secure peace of mind. However, for labs with tighter budgets, the possibility of saving anywhere from 50-70% on equipment can be tempting. How can you make sure you’re getting enough bang for your buck, while also investing in a quality piece of equipment?
Reputable lab equipment resellers and dealers can assist you in finding high quality, like-new equipment that falls within your budget. However, when you’re purchasing equipment, whether new or used, it’s always important to know who you’re dealing with. There are many used lab equipment dealers and resellers in the market, but each of these companies have different business models (equipment broker vs. auctioneer vs. consignment, etc.). Knowing the differences between these models, as well as how the reseller you’re working with categorizes themselves, will help you understand the potential savings and risks that come from purchasing used lab equipment from each type of vendor.
Some organizations, like The Lab World Group, offer a combination of these services, making us a one stop shop for all of your used lab equipment purchasing needs. As a buyer and seller of used laboratory equipment with over a decade of industry experience, you can rest assured all of the equipment listed on our site is in stock, ready to ship, and has already undergone a very thorough vetting process which includes a ten-point inspection which ensures you’ll be receiving a top quality instrument.
What’s most important is that you know who you’re dealing with when purchasing your used lab equipment. Look for companies that have an honest reputation and advertise with images of real equipment that include serial numbers. This should help you differentiate between real resellers and imposters.
Remember, buying used and refurbished laboratory equipment is an extremely resourceful way to save money, and help the earth by recycling technology. Have any questions, or need any recommendations, don’t hesitate to contact The Lab World Group at 617-999-5746. See also Used Lab Equipment On Sale and Second Hand Lab Equipment.