New lab equipment can be expensive – very expensive. Of course, if you’re in the biotech and science industries, that isn’t breaking news to you! Anyone who has done any shopping for new lab equipment knows that it can be hard to stretch a budget very far in that market. If you are going to get everything you need to fill out your lab properly, it will likely be necessary to turn to the used market instead.
The good news is that there is plenty of high-quality, reliable lab equipment and instruments available for sale on today’s used market. As long as you know what you are looking for, you shouldn’t have any trouble building out your lab in this manner. To help you find the right gear at the right prices, we have offered a few tips below.
Find the Right Source
It should go without saying that you shouldn’t just buy your used lab equipment from any old source. After all, you need these items to work properly, and you need to know that you can trust where they are coming from. That’s where we come in! We are the best place to buy used equipment, as our experienced technicians refurbish previously sold gear and make it available for sale once again at great prices.
Know What You Need
In many ways, buying used lab equipment is no different from buying new equipment. Either way, you need to know exactly what you are looking for before making a purchase. Make a list of your needs and check out prices on the new market before comparing those costs to how much you would have to spend to complete your shopping list by buying used. In most cases, the savings will be more than enough to justify going this direction.
The Auction Option
In addition to turning to the manufacturers for rehabbed equipment, you can also look for lab equipment auctions. Obviously, when it comes to an auction, you won’t be able to know exactly how much an item is going to cost until the bidding gets underway. This isn’t an option that we particularly recommend, as you may end up wasting your time if the bidding goes beyond your budget.
No matter where you decide to purchase your gear, always do your homework and be wary of any deal that seems too good to be true. You can certainly save money buying used, but prices that seem ridiculously low are probably that way for a reason. At BaneBio, you can trust our diverse selection of products and you can feel free to ask us questions at any time. Good luck finding everything you need, and happy shopping!