Buying pre-owned medical equipment is a great option for some patients. The primary benefit is that it’s less expensive, saving people a lot of money they don’t need to spend. However, there are several things that people have to keep in mind when shopping for pre-owned medical equipment.
1. Make sure the item is clean.
Ensure the item has been sterilized prior to your purchase. If it has not been, consider how difficult it will be to clean it yourself. Cleanliness is a top priority for some types of medical equipment, such as nebulizers.
2. Make sure the item functions properly.
Along with cleanliness, the item you purchase should function properly! We suggest seeing the item in person before buying. If this isn’t possible, make sure you’re buying from a reputable retailer.
3. Ask if the item can undergo repairs.
You may find a great deal on a piece of pre-owned medical equipment, but it’s wise to make sure it can be repaired if broken. Some equipment that’s sold used can be old and possibly discontinued, therefore making replacement parts difficult to find. Even though you may get a great deal on a scooter or CPAP machine, ensure it can be fixed if it breaks.
4. Be aware of the seller’s return policy.
If you receive the product and find that it’s not what you were expecting, make sure that you can send it back. Even if you trust the seller and have bought from them before, there is still a chance the product you purchased isn’t what you need.
Mullaney’s Pharmacy + Medical Supply is your one-stop shop for buying pre-owned medical equipment. All of our pre-owned equipment is always clean, durable, and operates at the same quality you expect of something brand new. When you can get a high-quality piece of equipment at an affordable price, why spend the extra money? Don’t pay the high price of a new product when a pre-owned piece works just as well. Learn more here!