We all have to face that decision at one point. When it comes to buying something we ask if it is worth it to get it used or to get it new. Most of us could akin this decision in our choice for buying a car. New ones are automatically the best but the cost makes us think twice. When it comes to buying used cars, it seems the cost is the only thing negotiable. We’re left to decide if the car is worth our money. If it is new, how will I manage to run it and have limited accidents? If it’s used, when was it bought new? Are there any accident reports, is there a reason the car won’t start immediately? We try our best to find those answers before making the final decision to the best of what we can.
This same process is used for companies interested in buying used machinery. Companies often have to replenish most of their stocks of used and new machinery in order to work efficiently. Now whether the company is the buyer or the seller of these items, they all have the pros and cons of used machinery to think about. Cost effects are one of several aspects. For example, let’s take a look at a Trumpf Trumatic L4030 laser cutting machine sold on Exapro, a company dedicated to buy used machinery. On their website, along with the selling of this particular cutter, they have listed the brand name, the model and year from which it was bought, the country it’s from and the price listing. Now it’s clear that Exapo had to put a lot of thought into doing this; the first of which was evaluating the machine. When an item is to be sold at a used price, the item’s worth is devalued which means that they had to calculate how much of it had to be decreased from the original price. Next, they’d also have to determine why the item was devalued and make sure to discuss it amongst themselves before they consider putting up for sale. Once it’s decided that the machine is worth selling, they place the ad in as much honesty as possible and the world bids for the machine.
For companies that are selling and for the companies that are buying, they have to consider what the positive outcome of using a machine that has been used is like. On Natural Products Insider, writer and vice president of sales and marketing at Gold Coast Equipment mentions: “Used equipment [on the other hand] is available immediately, with a variety of comparable models from which to choose”. With the available models and a testimony of previous users, it seems that the used product can have a chance at being tried out. Manufacturers who have bought the used machine, electronic, etc. are allowed to see what the machine can do when having bought a used one and are able to observe the machine’s value for what it is.
Because the machine has been used, the cost, model ways, and selling are more likely, to be honest. Due to average trial and error, someone else has already taken the time to test out the machine and to find out whether or not the worth is as it was originally advertised. The cost, the value, all of it has been measured according to the results of that trial and error. Used items have also been shipped almost immediately. Immediate shipping and cost effective machines are better bought than new and unexpected surprises.