As the economy is still fighting to recover, I'm encountering more and more customers with questions about equipment which they've bought second-hand. I was recently at a customer who purchased a unit which originally shipped in 1993. Questions arose about whether the system would work for their closure, if parts are still available, and how much would it cost to get the unit up and running.
The answers were: Yes, it should work. Yes, that unit is still fully supported. And (in their case), it will cost close to half of the price of a new unit to get it up to snuff.
I get plenty of phone calls each month about the same thing. The good news is any unit with a digital meter is still fully supported. If the unit has an analog meter, you could run into trouble in case of a failure. WE can't even get most of the parts any more. Don't get me wrong....Our older systems still give quality seals, but I'll give an analogy using video game systems. Just because I have a working Atari 2600 at home, it didn't stop me from buying a Wii.
There are several advantages of going with new rather than used. First, we will work with you to determine the best sealer for your specific needs. Second, our top-rated support team is ready to help you with any challenge. Support includes help with setup, installation, seal questions, or any 'silly' questions you may have. (Believe me, I've heard them all!) One big advantage of new equipment is that the system will have a full warranty. Used equipment makes me nervous....You never know how the last owner took care of the unit.
But, if you are in a position where you are looking for used units, please contact us
and let us know what system you are looking at. If you have the serial number, we can tell you the unit type, original ship date, and the sealing head it originally shipped with. We do have the occasional used unit here and may be able to offer you a comparable deal. Plus, the unit will have been gone through by our service technicians, so you will have the peace of mind knowing that it is in fine shape. Of course, we'll also be more than happy to give you a quote
on a new system!