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Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller?

Tom

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Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller? | 26 January, 2000

It will be interesting to hear from customers (users) "Brokers" and "Rebuilder/Sellers" alike. Feedback please and no spams.

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Re: Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller? | 26 January, 2000

Tom: I'll bite.

Generally, rebuilt and used equipment from secondary market folk requires a smaller initial and maybe total cash out-lay than an equipment purchased from an OEM.

Good luck

Dave F

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Scott Davies

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Re: Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller? | 27 January, 2000

From personal experience, I agree with Dave that pre-owned equipment is often a more favourable option than the OEM route...provided that the equipment is purchased from a reputable source, supported with some kind of warranty, and be aware that some OEMs will refuse to offer technical support, service call outs, repairs, etc. unless the equipment was supplied by themselves or an approved re-manufacturer/distributor.

Scott

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Mike F

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Re: Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller? | 27 January, 2000

I would consider a Broker for equipment if I was getting something I was familiar with, such as a 2nd machine of a model I already had. The more complicated the machine, the more likely I am to go to an experienced rebuilder or approved remanufacturer. That way you know you'll get everything you need to get started, including the manuals.

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Mike Naddra

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Re: Why would an end user (customer) buy from a Broker v Rebuilder/Seller? | 28 January, 2000

As an end user myself, the decision weather to purchase new , refurbed or "used" is dependant upon the result I want and the technical expertise I have available to me. Used equipment from a broker typically comes with little to no waranty (Unless of course you want to purchase one seperately)and depending onthe deal you work with the broker in an "as is" condition. Usually with a 30 day return policy. If you possess the technical staff to adress and correct most problems that could arise you can get a fair deal for your money. As for refurbed equipment I cannot comment as I have neaver purchased this way. A third option , one I frequently use is to attend equipment auctions, I have purchased machines (ie on machine was quoted by a broker at 50k and I found one at an auction for 5k)At an auction you find many Brokers most of which will typically go .30 on the dollar. If you are technically capeable of finding and repairing any problem you might find. Then this can be a great way to capitalize a factory. If I was to put togather a line to run a volume product in a CFM environment that was to have very littel technical support, I would but new equipment. The decision is really dependant on the application.

Mike

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