How to buy used machines online
Interested to buy an used machine which you have seen on internet? Read our tips for make the right choiche and buy your machine in a safe way.
Nowadays used or second hand machines market represent an important source for thousand manufacturing companies all around the world that need to start a new production or replace an older machine and at the same keep their budget under control. Used machine have the big advantage to be immediately available and their cost is considerably lower compared to the new machines which usually need several months before to be installed. On the other hand new machines can be easily found and usually the supplier is well referenced. That's why today we see together how to identify a good used machine on the web and make a good deal in a safe and quick way.
First important thing is to clearly identify the used machine you need, select only those brands and exact model that may match your requirements like for example an used cnc lathe with driven tools Brand Okuma model Spaceturn LB300M, for instance you can find ask an offer for these kind of lathe at the following link http://makinate.com/
Second, you need to start the research on internet. Our suggestion is to concentrate your research in a restricted geographical area, try to avoid to look for machines which are on the other part of the world but try to focus only on those machines which are in your continent. Those machines which are outside Europe for instance usually have a different voltage and different certification of conformity to the standard rules of your country. All machines in Europe must have CE mark, this certification is not a standard outside European borders.
Third step is to ask to the seller of the machine price , year, pictures, documentation, possibly a video and full detailed description of the machines that you have founded on internet.
Fourth step. Among all the offers that you have now received select only those that for technical details, year, condition and price satisfy your requirement. Be always aware that usually a very low price is not a synonimous of good quality. Also a fresher and newer machine is always better than an older and in worst condition machine.
Fifth step, select among the best two or three offers the best machine for you making your own evaluation. Take also under consideration where the machine is located, if the machine is still under power or even under production, try to get as much information you can about the seller of the machine. Remeber that used machines are sold without warranty, a real the warranty can be given only from the manufacturer. Be suspicious about used machines sold by third party with warranty.
Sixth. Organize an inspection to the machine in order to check it personally.
Seven. If the machine you have inspected fully satisfy your requirement, conclude the deal directly with the seller of the machine. Do not hesitate to ask always if a little discount is possible and for logistic support for organize the transport and the installation at your factory.