Setting up a small practice or clinic can be an expensive endeavor, to put it mildly, and these smaller businesses don’t have the big-budget advantages that larger hospitals have at their disposal. Along with a lease and furnishings, you have to buy the equipment that you need to diagnose and treat patients. This equipment can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars to acquire. That’s why looking at pre-owned or reconditioned equipment can be a big savings, especially with probes or transducers. Here are some purchasing pointers:
When you purchase a pre-owned or reconditioned probe or transducer, you can expect a savings that is about 50% of what you would pay for new equipment. In addition, you can look at financing options to reduce the amount of money you must pay up front.
You want to look for probe and transducer equipment that is certified pre-owned. This means that the equipment goes through a multi-point functionality inspection to ensure compliance with industry performance standards. Once adjusted or repaired as needed, the equipment should function like new.
When looking for a reputable medical supplier from whom to purchase your transducer or probe equipment, you will want to seek a warranty of up to a year, depending on the equipment. Also, ask if any free preventative maintenance is offered as part of the sales price, and if loaner equipment is available in the event of equipment malfunction. Be sure to inquire how long spare parts will be available for the equipment as well.
Often medical equipment company web sites will offer information about the cost of reconditioned versus the cost of a new probe or transducer. If this information isn’t available, you can always ask for it. In addition, it’s always smart to do a little independent cost comparison research to make sure you are getting the best deal.
It never hurts to ask for a better price and inquire about better deals. Alternatively, affordable financing plans are another way to lower initial investment costs.
Absolute Medical has been a leader in pre-owned and reconditioned medical equipment since 2001. Its extensive certified pre-owned program ensures that you will get equipment that has been reconditioned to function like new ... for a fraction of the cost.