For any type of research, testing or laboratory facility, saving money by purchasing quality used equipment over more costly new machines is always a top option. However, buying used does take a bit more consideration and research to ensure the quality and features of the equipment that keeps it relevant to your testing needs.
This is true for everything from immunology machines and equipment through to a used gas chromatography devices. When buying gas chromatography systems, as well as other types of analytical devices, keep the following three factors in mind.
Reputation of the Seller
The reputation of the brand or manufacturer is always critical when it comes to buying any type of laboratory or medical equipment. With used gas chromatography systems, it is also important to consider the reputation of the third-party seller.
Top sellers of used laboratory and medical equipment have a top reputation in providing only refurbished and top quality equipment. They do not sell badly worn or heavily used equipment that is only going to have a very short lifecycle.
The newer the model of the used gas chromatography system under consideration the more it will have the latest in features and functions. This is essential to maintain testing in a lab that is current with industry standards.
Old systems using outdated or soon to be outdated technology is not a cost saving unless it is being purchased for specific purposes or for very short term use.
Options to Buy
When replacing an existing gas chromatography machine, consider looking for a company able to assist in offering different choices in the equipment they have on offer.
With used equipment, there is often a simple way to compare the features and functions between different models and manufacturers on a single website. This is ideal for quickly making comparisons and also choosing the most cost-effective option.