You can sell your used patient monitoring equipment – you don’t just have to take a small credit for it when you trade it in on something new. Selling your patient monitoring equipment, however, means putting a little thought into it first. Do you want to sell it yourself? If so, what markets will you advertise it in, how do you judge the asking price, and what price you will take? What happens if you have an unhappy buyer who demands a refund?
Another potential solution with potentially fewer risks and headaches is to sell the equipment to a company with a good reputation that buys used medical equipment. Sage Services Group, for example, has been purchasing used patient monitoring equipment for many years.
Preparing Your Used Equipment for Sale
First, if your equipment is old, it may be so out of date that it would be hard to find a buyer for it, even if you sell at a very reasonable price. Before doing anything else, contact some reputable companies that buy used patient monitoring equipment to see if they buy items like yours. If they don’t, you may have to sell it yourself.
Second, clean your equipment, and make sure it is operating properly, especially if it hasn’t been used in a while. Does it have any obvious defects that can be fixed inexpensively? Does it have a good service history that you can document? Does it have all the accessories or attachments it came with originally?
Third, take pictures of your equipment. There are several reasons for this. One is to document any defects or lack of them. This helps prevent a potential buyer from saying the item had a certain defect when it did not. The pictures can also be used to send to companies or individuals who might buy your patient monitoring equipment. That’s especially true if you have pictures with the manufacturer’s name, the model number, and even the date of manufacture.
Finally, make sure that you take the mobility of your item into question. If it’s difficult to transport, be prepared to make arrangements once you’ve sold it.
Selling Your Used Equipment
Though you might get more for your used equipment by selling it yourself, it will likely take longer, require more effort, and have the risk of an unhappy customer. Do you really want to sell your equipment on eBay?
A company with a good reputation that purchases your used patient monitoring equipment will give a quick decision about buying it or not, and likely make a prompt offer when buying. They might even send someone to get the equipment, saving you a trip.
Selling your patient monitoring equipment can seem like an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Contact us at Sage Services Group for more information and to see if we can take some equipment off your hands.