Top 3 Things to Consider When Buying Refurbished Medical Equipment
Have you ever thought to buy used or refurbished medical equipment? At first, you may think this type of purchase applies to a just a few customer categories such as:
-Small private practices with limited budgets
-Hospitals facing heavy cost-reducing pressures
-Customers from emerging markets and developing countries
These types of customers would definitely benefit from the lower price and quality of used and refurbished medical equipment, however there are many reasons why other buyers might choose to look at previously owned devices. You must be sure to do your homework on medical equipment, even if you find something that looks like a great deal. You need to know exactly what you’re paying for, since medical devices leave little room for compromise. Here at CSAT Medical, we only service our customers with that highest quality refurbished medical equipment. Here are six things you should consider when shopping for used medical equipment from any supplier, including CSAT Medical:
- 1. Be cautious when choosing a supplier. Just like you wouldn’t buy other major purchases from a random person, don’t buy used medical equipment from random resellers! Is the company reputable? What kind of relationship does the company have with the manufacturer? Do they offer essential basics like training and installation? Do they offer extra options like warranties or financing plans? CSAT Medical is trusted by major OEMs across the industry because we have established ourselves as a reputable supplier and are transparent with our customers about the variety of services we offer.
- 2. What about the reconditioning and refurbishing process? As a customer, you need to find out exactly what kind of reconditioning, refurbishing, preventive maintenance, and testing has been performed on the device. Most reputable companies, such as CSAT Medical, can provide supporting documentation so you can rest assured that your refurbished medical equipment is being handled with the upmost care.
- 3. How will the equipment be serviced? The reliability of service is one of the most important factors to consider. Since refurbished medical equipment often comes with a higher risk of repairs, it’s important to understand whether the supplier offers any service programs and spare part coverage.
Now that you know the top 3 most important things to consider when buying refurbished medical equipment, contact CSAT Medical to find out what options may work best for you.