Laser equipment is a huge boon for any business looking to offer a wide variety of cosmetic treatments to its clientele, from skin resurfacing, to anti-aging, to laser hair removal. But because of changing trends and typical levels of machine depreciation, businesses that utilize laser equipment might find themselves ready to offload gently used equipment, and start searching for other options.
A cosmetic laser is always a huge investment for your business, and when you decide you want to upgrade or try something new and make the choice to sell your used laser equipment, you need to do your due diligence. After all, it’s important to ensure that you’re working with a reputable buyer who will actually pay you what you’re owed.
In this article, we’ll look at some of your best options for selling your gently used laser equipment to the best possible buyers for the best possible price.
Knowing the Worth of Your Laser Equipment
In order to know whether you’re getting a fair price for your equipment or not is by doing your homework and learning how much your laser equipment is realistically worth. Searching online for sites and services that sell used aesthetic lasers will help you figure out how to start a conversation with potential buyers. This research may also help you pinpoint exactly how popular your used equipment is and where you might have the best chance selling it.
You won’t want to start negotiating with buyers until you have a good idea of how much you want to sell your machine for. Don’t let any shady buyers take advantage of you! However, you’ll also need to keep in mind how depreciation may have affected the price of your equipment. Once purchased, cosmetic lasers tend to depreciate in value pretty significantly. In just the first year of ownership a machine’s value could drop as much as 30-40%, with another 10-15% loss in value on average with each subsequent year. So—not accounting for the model and condition of a specific machine—a good rule of thumb to remember when selling used laser equipment is that a machine that is three years old or more holds about half of its original monetary value.
In addition to age and depreciation, there are many other factors to consider when determining the value of your used laser. Market demand and availability of a given machine may play a bigger role in deciding selling price than you’d think, for instance. Some lasers are more difficult to find, or a model might be trendier at a given point in time, so capitalize on those factors if you can. Keep in mind as well the physical condition of your used laser equipment. How much wear-and-tear has your laser taken? Are there any missing accessories? Do you still have the service manual from the manufacturer? Did you previously purchase the equipment used? These factors will impact price considerations, as well.
Do You Want a Trade-In?
While you could always sell your used laser equipment for a decent chunk of change, many resellers might have other options for you, such as trading in your used laser for a different piece of equipment that might better suit your business. The option of trading in your equipment saves you the hassle of exchanging large sums of money multiple times. Instead, you could simply hand over your used laser and pick out a new piece of gently used equipment. While you still may need to pay a little after trading in if you plan on upgrading to a new or more expensive machine, this process still might be simpler than selling.
Call Used Laser Equipment Brokers Directly
When push comes to shove, one of the best ways to get a straight-up answer is to call a used laser equipment broker directly. A lot of laser resellers are open to having conversations about the quality, demand, and resale value of your used laser equipment. Having direct dialogues with brokers could also lead to exploring new ways to expand your dermatology or cosmetic business, and possibly build a relationship for future inquiries.
Laser Resellers is a Trusted Partner
If you’re looking to have a conversation with a trusted source about selling your used laser equipment, open up a dialogue with Laser Resellers! We guarantee a successful and positive experience, while allowing you to get rid of your used lasers quickly and easily. At Laser Resellers, we make it a priority to make it as simple and profitable as possible for you to get rid of any unused equipment.
Once we buy your used laser equipment, we have it serviced in our warehouse before we resell it, so that its next owner will receive it in the best possible condition. Plus, when using Laser Resellers, you never need to field inquiries from multiple potential buyers, or contend with the risks of selling it to a faceless buyer online.
Whether you need to sell or you’re curious about the demand for specific pieces of dermatology and cosmetic laser equipment, at Laser Resellers we’re always here and happy to discuss any questions or inquiries you may have. Ready to sell your used laser equipment? Contact Laser Resellers today!