eLearning – 23 Jan 2013
Benefits of Investing In A Used High Tech Microscope
Although a new microscope guarantees quality and functionality, it can be an expensive venture especially it is for private use. Investing in a second hand, or used microscope can however be a cheaper option. As long as the microscope is functioning properly, and has not been tampered with, it can then be a good value for your money. Some research and scrutiny on the same is however required to make sure the device is in tip-top condition.
Like cars, microscopes tend to lose their market value as soon as they have been unpacked. A slightly used high-end microscope can cost half its original market value before it was unpacked. This makes it very affordable for a person who needs the device for personal projects and uses.
If you are in dire need of a new microscope, window-shopping for a used product (but working perfectly) can save you great amounts of money. You can even get an even better microscope that you could afford, but at a reasonable price.
Price Advantages of a New Microscope
If finding a used microscope but in good working condition is proving a challenge, you could consider buying a broken one. A broken microscope can cost as low as 80% off its market value. Repairing the device is even cheaper, though will demand some professionalism when fixing it. The bigger picture however is that, you will have an even stronger microscope for the price of peanuts.
If considering to buy a used or broken microscope, it is always advisable to check what needs to be replaced or repaired before purchasing it. This is because some parts could be very difficult to find, hence not worth the risk.
As long as you are careful and know your way around microscopes, you can get a powerful product at nearly half its price by buying a used one. It is for this reason why you should window-shop for one before making an order on a new one.