Refurbished equipment is synonymous with ‘used’, which give the impression of unwanted or sub-par equipment. But when it comes to refurbishes high voltage equipment, refurbishment could be the best answer for you!
What is Refurbished Equipment?
Refurbished can mean many things. A refurbished electronic could be one that was damaged and needed repairs. It can also be a brand new unit that was never used and was just acquired from a third party. Often refurbished equipment is just overstocked items that are just sitting around in inventory, unused. Instead of scoffing at the idea of buying refurbished equipment, keep your mind open. Used does not necessarily mean bad.
Benefits of Buying Refurbished Equipment
There are many benefits of buying refurbished equipment. Here are a few:
What to consider when purchasing refurbished equipment
- Lower cost than new equipment
One of the main benefits of buying refurbished equipment is the price. Manufacturers are eager to get the products off of their shelves, out of their warehouses or off of their production lines. Usually that comes with a sizeable 10-50% discount that the manufacturer deems worthy yet still entices the customer enough to spend money on a piece of high-end, quality equipment. If you’re a student looking for a quality high-voltage amplifier or a company looking for a quality server for your data storage, refurbished can get you there, under budget.
- Certified quality control
The second benefit is peace of mind. Because a product has been stamped with the title ‘refurbished’ the products usually go through a stricter series of quality controls to make sure they can meet the manufacturer’s product guidelines. The last thing the manufacturer wants is see their products returned twice, so there’s a certain sense of satisfaction that you paid less for an item that was tested and retested and certified as ‘runs like new’.
- Product availability
Another benefit is availability. When you need a high voltage generator with low hours of use at a generous price, you’re likely to find many refurbished models that were returned or discounted for any number of reasons. The supply is larger and resources plentiful. Match that with rigorous testing and certification and you have an economical supply base to choose from.
The best practice is to look at the refurbishing company or manufacturer and their reputation. The better in both, the more reliable the product will be. When it comes to high voltage equipment, the manufacturers usually build them to handle a lot of punishment and to last forever. If you see a refurbished unit from a reputable manufacturer or refurbishing company, your odds of getting a quality product goes up. Even if you see that the recertification and testing company used is lauded for its reliable standards and used throughout the industry, value increases more because your confidence in the product is reassured.
The main point is to pay attention to the product, the company, the age, and the purpose of the equipment or what you’re using it for. Naturally, there’s always risk involved with buying anything refurbished so do your research.
When looking to refurbish your existing equipment or to purchase refurbished equipment, make sure you’re working with a trusted industry leader.
SingleSource Communications is a trusted leader in refurbishing and buying and selling refurbished high voltage equipment. Looking for refurbished equipment? Give us a call and see how we can help!