EC-530HL2When deciding which equipment to purchase, new has always seemed like the obvious choice. No need to wonder who else has used that particular piece of equipment or if there is pre-existing damage.

However, despite misconceptions that exist, (click here to read our top 5) pre-owned equipment is becoming a contender against new equipment. This buying option is a good alternative if the cost is the biggest deciding factor.

Purchasing new scopes directly from the manufacturer is very expensive, so purchasing from a reputable third-party seller, such as Total Scope, will ensure that the pre-owned equipment fits right into your budget.

Can I Expect the Same Technology?

If missing out on the latest technology is a big worry, know that there isn’t a big difference between an Olympus 180 and an Olympus 190. Technologies would only be significantly different between iterations of 20 (170 to 190), not 10 (180 to 190).

Sometimes the biggest roadblock is general anxiety of purchasing pre-owned. If that’s the case, extended warranties can be given to ease that anxiety.

Below is a summary of the key differences between pre-owned equipment versus new.

Pre-Owned Equipment New Equipment
Cost Lower initial cost Higher initial cost
Latest Technology No Yes
Equipment Compatibility May not need to upgrade additional equipment May need to upgrade additional equipment
Buying process Can purchase through OEM or reputable reseller Can usually only buy through OEM

No matter which type of equipment you chose, make sure it fits your needs. If you decide to purchase pre-owned, be sure to check out our current inventory. The pre-owned equipment we sell undergoes a rigorous inspection to ensure quality and to meet the highest sanitary requirements.

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