While buying used mass spectrometry equipment is a big cost saving advantage, not all purchases are equally as cost-effective. Different companies selling refurbished or used equipment will have different practices both in the customer service they provide as well as the quality of the refurbished equipment.
At MYCO Instrumentation, Inc., we have been in the business of buying and selling used medical, laboratory, and testing equipment for over 30 years. Our practices have always been based on superior customer service, top quality products and warranty our refurbished used mass spectrometry equipment.
Regardless of the company you choose to purchase the used mass spectrometry equipment from, there are some important factors or issues to consider. We recommend that you spend some time in comparing different models and options in equipment as it is possible to upgrade to a more advanced system as the prices are often over half the cost of a new one.
Model and Functions
When buying any used testing equipment, it has to be upgraded and fully compatible with your existing systems in the lab. Even the best price isn’t going to make up for an old system not capable of upgrades or that requires workarounds to integrate into your existing system.
Don’t sacrifice functions and features that are a requirement and provide the opportunity to expand the services your lab provides. Instead, talk to a sales representative and consider alternative equipment with the required features to fit within your budget.
Finally, consider the reputation of the company you are buying from. Research online and get a good understanding of what other buyers have experienced. Top quality refurbished equipment and excellence in customer service are two factors to look for before you buy.