Healthcare facilities are constantly upgrading their equipment. There are also medical facilities that are phasing out or outsourcing specific types of testing or laboratory work, creating a surplus of used medical and laboratory equipment.
Not surprisingly, there is a very specialized and relatively small market for this type of equipment as a private sale. Instead, most healthcare facilities will get rid of their devices and machines by selling used medical equipment to a medical resale company.
This is a very good option if you are careful when selling used medical equipment. To help you to get a fair price for the equipment and to work with a top dealer, here are some important things to do in advance.
Search online for medical equipment sellers specializing in refurbished equipment. Look at the company, read their policies and make sure they are a company with a proven record in working with both sellers and buyers.
A handful of the medical equipment refurbishers and sellers have been in business for decades, ensuring you are choosing a company with proven customer service and fair business practices.
Search for Pricing
When selling used medical equipment, it always helps to have a good understanding of the going price. Remember, this is not the price you will be offered as the company still has to clean, decontaminate and sanitize as well as refurbish the equipment for resale.
Searching websites or even making a few phone calls to reputable medical equipment refurbishers will provide a ballpark figure to work with.
Cleaning and Decontamination
Depending on the specific type of medical equipment there may be the need to clean and decontaminate prior to shipping. Make sure that you discuss this with the purchaser.
Some companies are able to arrange to have the equipment decontaminated and even removed from the facility, making things a lot easier than trying to find a local company to handle this important task.