Pre-owned Lab Equipment: An innovative approach to shorten your time-to-market and control project costs
Sep 21, 2022
At LEI Sales, we offer a wide range of pre-owned centrifuges and microcentrifuges and accessories, including top brand-name items in excellent condition. Our current range of manufacturers includes:
– Beckman Coulter
– Oxford Lab
…with newer makes and models constantly added to our diverse inventory.
Buying and installing a used benchtop centrifuge offers several benefits to laboratory owners and operators, especially in markets that are highly competitive, where lab service providers are looking to shorten their time to market, or where cost pressures make buying and installing brand new equipment a slight challenge.
Getting a Handle on Tight Timelines
The world is dealing with a supply chain crisis, and sourcing laboratory equipment from OEMs is often a challenge – especially with tight project launch deadlines looming. But that doesn’t mean project sponsors have no recourse to managing those challenging schedules. One way that project managers are doing that is by using pre-owned, gently used, or surplus stock of accessories and equipment, instead of dealing with long lead times for newer equipment.
Consider a laboratory operator shopping for an Oxford Lab Products 15,000 rpm / 15,596 x g Microcentrifuge. Available through our store at LEI Sales online, this item can be on its way to your location within 1-2 business days! Other advantages, of alternate-sourcing your lab requirements from LEI Sales, is availability of a broad selection of centrifuge rotors and accessories. For example, a pre-owned Sorvall SS-34 (8 x 50ml) fixed angle rotor can be yours in 3-days.
Turning to alternate sourcing gives you the advantage of getting ahead of your tight project timelines. And best of all, as in the case of our Ohaus FC5515R, you’ll still have a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty to protect you – even though you’re buying a previously-owned piece of equipment. It doesn’t compromise service delivery at all!
Dealing with cost constraints
With increasing interest rates, and continuing steep rates of inflation, lab owners – like other businesses – face increasing financial pressures. Prices of all equipment, such as
– a microcentrifuge
– Mobile lab benches
– Metal tables
– Laboratory tables
-and other accessories and supplies
…continue to rise; while salaries and wages for lab staff are also increasing. Add to that the rising cost of financing a project – leasing, mortgages, interest on borrowed financing – and it’s only natural to look for cost-savings across the organization. Some lab owner’s resort to innovative substitutions, like foregoing metal cabinets and switching to laboratory tables. However, hereto, it’s been a challenge to alternate source more sensitive lower-cost equipment.
Well, now there’s good news!
Pre-owned Benchtop Centrifuges
Here’s a case in point: At LEI Sales, you can now own a used benchtop centrifuge, from Beckman Allegra, for under $4,000. Originally valued north of $6k, a strategy of using highly functional, reputed brand named, albeit pre-owned, benchtop centrifuges result in a cost savings of nearly 40%.
Our LEI Sales teams have right-priced these products so you won’t have to worry about scouring the internet to find for cheaper price points. Identical pre-owned makes and models are available online at steep premiums. Sourcing them from us helps laboratory operators conserve a vital supply of funds, while also not compromising on feature and functionality.