When you open your business, you may be wondering if it is better to buy brand new equipment from the factory, or to purchase equipment that has already been used before and is now getting resold. Here are some factors to think about before you make your decision on whether to purchase a new or used frozen beverage machine.
How your equipment looks like can say a lot about your business. If the equipment in your business looks old and worn out, customers are more likely to have a negative impression of your business and the products you sell. On the other hand, if your equipment looks new and shiny, they are more likely to have positive feelings about your company. Although you may be tempted by the lower price of some equipment, sometimes buying second-hand equipment can actually cost you money in the long run when customers are discouraged from the appearance of your “cheaper” equipment.
Equipment that has been heavily used before by another business will usually require some repair work. Sometimes, you may be able to find equipment that has only been lightly used. However, often times equipment resold in the market need expensive repairs, and are already nearing their expiry date. After factoring in repair costs, downtime and maintenance, it may be more worth it for you to purchase a brand-new equipment instead. It can also save you the hassle and frustration of when your second-hand equipment regularly break down. On the whole, used equipment requires a certain amount of cash to maintain, clean and upkeep, and may sometimes lead to more downtime, lost revenue and labor costs.
When choosing to buy an equipment, it is also important to consider the amount of support or services provided you can expect to receive after the sale has been completed. When you purchase brand-new equipment from a trusted and reliable vendor, you will usually receive strong support and warranty. This means that they may help you with the installation processes and ensure that the equipment is running well in your location. If any issues pop up during the life of equipment, they will help you solve the problems as long as it is within the warranty. If you have gotten a defective piece, the vendor will help to repair or replace the equipment.
When you purchase equipment, one of the biggest benefits you will receive is getting the latest and newest technology. This means that you will receive a newer version of the equipment that is smaller and easier to use, resulting in less time required for employee training. Furthermore, the machine may be more durable and efficient. Although it may seem more pocket friendly to buy used equipment, older equipment does not have the latest advancements and may become less efficient in the long term.
If you are on the lookout for the newest equipment and machines for frozen beverages, FroBev is your ideal partner. We offer a wide range of machines for you to choose from to complement your business. If you would like to find out more about our products, feel free to contact us today at 845-440-5443.