Used warehouse equipment: when does it make sense?
Advantages of Buying Used Warehouse Equipment
When it’s time for you to replace your warehouse equipment, does it make sense to buy new – or used? As with most questions, it depends about your needs, timeline and budget. If you have unlimited time and money, then buying new equipment is a possibility for you. But, even then, it might make sense to explore used warehouse equipment first. Here are some reasons why.
Used warehouse equipment naturally costs less than new. So, even if you can afford a new piece of equipment, how much used equipment could you buy with that same amount of money? What supplies could you purchase? What else could you do with the money you saved?
Warehouse equipment is manufactured to last for the long haul.
Many times, a company stops using a piece of equipment long before its usefulness has ended. Perhaps that company went out of business; perhaps their services have evolved and some equipment has been lying idle. Or maybe they needed to replace a piece of equipment and more or less threw the baby out with the bathwater, selling off good pieces of used warehouse equipment with the bad. Point being, plenty of used equipment is still perfectly good – and, if it isn’t, you don’t have to worry because, at Culver Equipment, we won’t resell what we can’t stand behind.
You may have the philosophy that there is no point in manufacturing more when there is nothing wrong with what currently exists. If so, you can follow that philosophy by choosing used material storage systems and handling equipment, including pallet and cantilever racking, warehouse storage racks, conveyor systems, industrial mezzanine systems and more.
Sometimes, when you order new equipment, you have to wait for it to be manufactured before it can be shipped to you. And, production delays can happen, even with the best manufacturing processes. Used warehouse equipment, though, is ready to be shipped once you’ve made your choice.
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