LaserTrade is able to advise on financing options that are available through our relationships with various financing companies. In general terms though, there are usually three ways to pay.
Unlike new machines, used laser devices no longer come with a manufacturer’s warranty and are usually sold “as is”. However, you should be able to negotiate a short warranty (up to three months) with your seller.
When your device needs repair, every day it is out of action represents lost business, so you want to get it repaired asap. But warranty premiums can be very high and sometimes, you’re simply better off buying a used machine and paying the expenses of maintenance yourself, rather than buying brand new and having the luxury of a manufacturer’s warranty. Some experts even suggest that buying an inexpensive backup system is an even better way to go than buying new with warranty.
LaserTrade can also help you source a good repair company well before your device needs repairs. You likely won’t be able to rely on the manufacturer to repair it – they usually only conduct repairs on those who have purchased brand new. When you buy new, the manufacturer usually provides a repair plan in the form of an annual service contract which can be costly. But buying refurbished means you generally need to rely on a third party service company for any repairs (once any short term warranty expires). The good news is they usually don’t require the same kinds of contracts as manufacturers. Instead, they charge when you need them to perform repairs on an as-need basis.
To source a reputable third party repair company:
These machines are complex. Sometimes finding the right parts or undertaking repairs can take longer than expected, so it makes sense to ensure you have sourced a reliable local company. Your seller may be able to advise you on the best repair company or specific technicians who are experienced in repairing your laser.