In any industry, quality tools and professionalism are essential, particularly in the laboratory sector. Buying a minilab is a matter that requires serious attention. You need to think of every aspect and weigh everything before you buy any used or refurbished product. This is a piece of equipment that you want to assist you in making your work faster, more efficient and one that will give you outstanding results. You need to first identify the tasks before you: what is prompting you to look for a minilab. Do you want to start a new business or to boost your current capacity, perhaps to attract professional clients by proving some unique service? Your goal must drive your buying.

Find out about the Seller

When purchasing a used minilab, find out more about the seller: is it a dealer or a broker. Although the prices from a dealer are usually higher, they come with more guarantees and they always have products in stock. A dealer will give you more reliable product information and advice. A broker on the other, may not even have seen the machine itself, or even ever used the minilab. In most cases, they are operating on a commission basis. So check on the credibility of the seller, whether a dealer or broker.

Decide on Minilab Model and Brand

Models come in the dozens, each with its own unique features. Choosing the right brand and model can greatly affect your entire operation. First, ascertain what other professional think about each of the main minilab models and brands. Before you buy any specific model, learn all its key features, weight, size, and the wiring diagram. Check also the availability of vital spare parts. Check the Minilab Operation Check the minilab operation as well as how it works in sorting out different (orders sorter). If such key functions like the display panel are not running well, your work may become quite complicated later, causing delays. Open all the product covers, inspect the interior for any frozen stalagmites, stalactites, other chemicals, and soldered wiring. These are all bad signs. If possible, visually inspect and observe the minilab in operation.

Ask for References

Before you buy, ask the seller to supply you with 2 or 3 addresses of their past customers who bought their used minilab from them. You can decide to call one or two and get their views. If they are not willing to give you references, that could be a bad sign. Finally, don’t be in a hurry to make the final payment until all your questions have been satisfactorily answered and all documentation has been completed. Hold on to your cash and only release it when you are fully convinced the product is right and you have the necessary guarantees.