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Since we specialize in sales of water damage equipment, it only makes sense to start our blogs with a bit about the equipment sales industry. Specifically, should you buy new or used equipment?
This is a good question, and there are benefits and drawbacks to both. We will start by looking at the advantages and disadvantages of buying new. We will look at the advantages and disadvantages of buying used in next month’s blog.
Advantages of New
Warranty – New equipment comes with a solid warranty often from the manufacturer against breaking. This will typically mean regular wear and tear but not negligence. Be sure to read up on your new equipment warranty or ask questions about the product.
Lifespan – Since the equipment is new, you can be sure it will last for a good long while. There is no worry about whether or not your equipment may be on its last legs. You bought new; you can expect new.
Latest technology – New equipment will have the latest and best in tech. This may mean more efficient motors, higher amperage or a host of other features that will make your work quicker and easier.
Of course, there are some drawbacks to new equipment.
Cost – You can expect to pay premium prices for new equipment. This may mean taking a loss for the first year or so of your business as you try to pay off your equipment. It can be a taxing problem for those who are trying to get started.
Learning curve – New equipment may come with a series of new functions and requirements that may be foreign even to the most skilled of technicians. This may mean lost time as your team learns the newer products and how to use them effectively.
There you have it. Some good advantages and disadvantages as to why you should consider buying new water damage equipment. Come back next month as we look at the same with used equipment.