We have a tendency to believe that newer is better. That’s why car companies spend millions of dollars on lavish car commercials seem like the height of both luxury and cutting-edge technology. Most car lots even refer to cars with prior owners as “pre-owned” rather than “used” because the former is seen as a softer, more appealing term. That said, not everything has to be new to offer a quality experience. There’s research indicating more people are happily buying used books, accessories, DVDs, and even adult clothing. If the price is right and the product still has plenty of juice left, then people are more willing to consider buying certain things used. There’s even a significant market for everything from used medical equipment to used construction equipment.
Medicine has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. One of the most exciting developments has come through the use of lasers. In the past, an opthalmologist who wanted to perform refractive surgery to improve a patient’s eyesight had to cut the eye using a blade. Nowadays, doctors can perform LASIK surgery and make the cut with a laser rather than a knife. Laser surgery is different from so-called “open surgery” because there’s generally a shorter recovery time. It still comes with risks, but patients who are terrified of doctors holding a metal scalpel may be more OK with the idea of a doctor controlling a laser instead.
Lasers are also changing the way cosmetic procedures are performed. Lasers can be used to remove hair, treat varicose veins and acne, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Did you get a tattoo of someone’s name and then break up with them a few years later? A medical practitioner can use lasers to remove that tattoo and help you move on with your life. There are as many types of used cosmetic lasers as there are skin types and tones, so what works for one medical office may not work for another office down the street. A newly-opened practice will often have an easier time affording used equipment than dropping a big wad of cash on brand new equipment. As long as the equipment doesn’t have any defects and has been maintained properly, then there should be no issues, and patients certainly shouldn’t be able to tell any difference in the quality of service they receive.
Construction projects are incredibly expensive, and there’s typically no need for contractors to run out and buy a new forklift or scissor lift whenever their old one breaks down. That makes about as much sense as buying a new vehicle because someone spilled soda in your current car. The good news is, people who aren’t sure can usually head to one retailer to rent or buy both new and used equipment. They should check out the used forklift sales and see if something there fits what they need, and if not, go take a look at the new models. A pneumatic tire forklift with lots of traction will be necessary at some outdoor work sites and indoor warehouses, Especially tricky terrain may even require trailer-mounted forklifts, but a lot depends on the specifics of each project.