Deciding whether to buy new or used equipment is a choice more small businesses should be making. That’s because many small business leaders only buy used when they don’t have any other choice. Once they can afford new gear they never go back to pre-owned. While there isn’t much that can be done to magically afford new equipment, there’s no reason companies capable of buying new have to do so every time. In fact, buying pre-owned gear for your business is often preferable to new, as the following examples show:
Anyone who has ever bought a new car from the dealership knows how much the value drops as soon as it’s driven off the lot. With this in mind, there’s rarely a good reason why a business should be buying brand new automobiles when barely used options exist. This is especially the case with utility vehicles, as makes and models available through a pre-owned truck seller like Charter Trucks are typically thousands less than their later model counterparts. This, despite sometimes only having a few thousand miles on the odometer.
Whether it’s better to buy new or used machinery for your small business needs is a bit tricky. New technology allows companies to take advantage of state of the art design and sophistication, as well as better secure their ability to adapt in the future. Of course, “state of the art” can also be described as “experimental”; time will tell if the new design will hold up to the demands of commercial manufacturing. Buying pre-owned is preferred so long as two factors are in play: the machine itself has no signs of major repairs, and the design model has a reputation for longevity.