Lab Equipment in Need of Repair: Should You Buy It?

Lab Equipment in Need of Repair

Purchasing lab equipment in need of repair can be tricky because repairs can outweigh the cost of the item itself. This is why items like this are often priced so low. So how can you tell if used lab equipment is a worthy investment? There are a couple of measures that can be taken to ensure you’re not purchasing used lab equipment that will become a budget sucker. 


Lab Product Condition

At REUZEit we value transparency with our clients and customers. For this reason, we take special care to assess and categorize our products based on their respective conditions. Our lab equipment categories are as follows:


Like New Lab Equipment: These products tend to be given through surplus programs. They have not been used much, if at all.

Used Lab Equipment: These products are used, but still in good condition. Many of these items will come with a 30-day warranty & 100% parts and labor.

Equipment For Parts or Not Working: These products are not in working condition as a whole but contain parts that can be repurposed to repair other products.                        

Lab Equipment in Need of Repair: These products are not currently working but can be in working condition with the help of a quick repair. 


Determining Repair Costs

Identifying the part that needs repair is the key to determining repair costs. Some of these parts can even be found on the REZUEit website. From here, you would just need to do research on whether the repair would need to be done by a professional or could be done on your own. Consider the cost of the tools needed to repair the item, the time it would take to repair the item, as well as the value of the working item once it’s fixed. 


Resources for Repairing Lab Equipment

There are many services available that specialize in the repair of used lab equipment. Zefsci is one of the main brokers who services our Mass Spectrometers. Their services include maintenance, service contracts, repair and compliance for most Mass Spectrometers, Liquid Chromatographs, Gas Chromatographs (HPLC/UPLC, GC, LC-MS-MS, GC-MS), and other analytical instruments.


REUZEit: The All-in-One Solution for Used and Surplus Lab Equipment

Investing in laboratory equipment for your scientific research is a necessary cost, and we’re committed to providing you with options that you can fit into your budget. At REUZEit, our products are highly reliable and can often be purchased with a 30-day warranty. We also offer financing options on our used lab equipment. Money saved on one product can be used to finance another resource that is just as important to your progress. Whether you’re searching for innovative chemistry lab equipment or looking to replace broken lab equipment, REUZEit offers low-cost solutions that work as hard as you do. Browse the best surplus and gently used biotech and pharmaceutical equipment on the market! Check out our USA-based store or our European-based store to shop discount laboratory equipment.