This Episode

Mark Stephenson & Marc Vila

You Will Learn

  • How to evaluate used equipment
  • Danger signs to watch for
  • When NEVER to buy used

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Episode 167 – Should You Buy Used Equipment?

Show Notes

You want to invest in some “new” equipment for your shop or maybe start a new business. Often times the way people save money is by purchasing things that are 2nd hand or used or pre-owned.

But how do you go about buying used equipment?

In this episode we will help you answer the following questions:

  • Why would you want to buy used equipment?
    • Save Money?
    • Opportunity came knocking (e.g. a shop down the road is retiring)
  • What are the risks involved?
    • Warranty
    • Repair
    • Training
    • Tech support?
    • Parts
      • Checklist of what you need with equipment
        • Ink, Paper, Toner, Thread, Needles, Backing
        • Software
        • Warranty
        • Training & Support
        • Hoops, Platens, Attachments
  • What is the true cost of purchasing pre-owned?
    • DTG Horror Stories
    • Pick up / Shipping / Inspection of equipment?
  • How do you know if you are getting something good?
    • See it run
    • Hire an expert to inspect it
  • How do you handle training / support / etc?
  • What are the risks and rewards in general?
  • Finally…. is used equipment right for you?

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