Issues To Avoid When Buying A Refurbished GE EKG Machine
Most hospitals, clinics and health care facilities are under a financial crunch. Finding ways to save money, particularly on equipment and testing devices, often starts with buying refurbished items. This can lead to shopping by price alone, but this isn’t the only factor to consider.
The good news is that there are low-cost, quality, reliable and dependable refurbished GE EKG machine sellers out there. The bad news is that there are also some sellers and places that you may be tempted to buy that are offering less than like-new equipment.
With a just a few minutes online it is possible to determine if you are dealing with a reputable medical equipment supplier or a company that may only be a third-party reseller. Recognizing the possible red flags that you are buying from a reseller and not the actual refurbishing company will be essential to getting the quality equipment you think you are.
Information About the Company
While the “About Us” page on any website may be the least looked at page, it is critical when buying refurbished medical equipment. This will provide information on how long the company has been in business as well as their professional history and their understanding of the medical equipment market.
Look for a company that provides information on the quality of the professionals completing the refurbishing. Specifically, look for the term “Certified Bio-Medical Service Technicians”, as these are the professionals with the training and the skills to be able to bring the equipment to the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) specifications.
This is very different than simply repairing equipment. This assures you, as the customer that the refurbished GE EKG machine is identical to a new GE EKG machine.
Often third-party sellers of any brand of refurbished GE EKG machine will make it difficult for customers to get in touch. They understand that hospitals, clinics, VA centers and government facilities don’t have time to search around for contact information.
A reputable company will have their phone number readily available off every page. They also will provide email responses to any questions, accommodating your schedule and your communication preferences.
These companies will be able to explain the refurbishing process in detail. They will also provide information on the specifics of the equipment and they may also be able to suggest the specific model or design of EKG machine that is the right match for the needs you provide.