If you’re in the market for packaging machines, consider purchasing your equipment used or refurbished. While you may think that is a risky thing to do or that you’ll end up with a machine that is less reliable than a new machine, that’s simply not the case. Refurbished packaging machinery such as used vertical form fill and seal machines or used combination scales are just as reliable as new machines, but you’ll spend much less on them. Besides saving money, however, what are some of the other benefits of choosing to purchase used machinery for your packaging line?
When you choose to purchase used or refurbished machines instead of new machines, the money you save may allow you to purchase multiple machines—more than you had initially planned on purchasing. When you have more hardware within your packaging line, you’ll obviously be able to package more of your product, so your line will work quickly and more efficiently. Over time, you may find that this can increase the amount you’re able to ship to your suppliers, and in turn, you may be able to sell more of your product overall.
Better Customer Support
Purchasing new machines often means you’re simply purchasing from a retailer looking to make a quick buck. While that isn’t necessarily a problem, buying a refurbished machine means that you’re purchasing a product from people who have a vested interest in the machine’s efficiency and reliability. For that reason, they will likely be more receptive to any questions you have about your machine, and there’s a better chance they will also have the know-how to advise you should you have any concerns. In the case of purchasing new machinery for your packaging line, if you have concerns you may just be re-directed to the manufacturer. Sellers who specialize in refurbished equipment often have more knowledge of the products they are selling and will be happy to answer questions for you.
Choosing to purchase refurbished machines opens up a larger array of models to choose from. For example, if you have a set budget and a brand name’s newest model exceeds that budget, you may think you’re out of luck. However, if you purchase a refurbished machine, you may be able to get that newer-model machine at a cost that works with your budget. Your packaging line works best when it has great machinery on it, so why wouldn’t you opt to get the better machine?