Do you need to buy coffee machines regularly? Whether it is for a restaurant, café or the office, it does make plenty of sense to buy used coffee machines. In fact, that would be a short cut to maximizing savings. As long as they are free of defects and require only minor cosmetic repairs used coffee machines will dispense the same quantum and quality of coffee that is needed daily. Just try them out yourself before signing on the dotted line. If that is not practicable for logistic reasons, ask plenty of questions.
Check out on certain basics like warranty coverage – whether it is still valid or has expired and what it entails – and of course how old the machine is. Find out whether the previous owner of the used coffee machine has simply decided to switch to a more state-of-the-art model or was facing some challenges while operating the coffee machine. In particular private owners of used coffee machines often do change their coffee machines whenever a new model with more advanced features or options comes on the market. So with a little luck you might end up getting a mildly used coffee machine for a fraction of the price.
The used coffee machines which can brew a number of varieties of coffee can often be found on auction sites where their previous owners prefer to list them. There really is no need to be snooty about the coffee machines you invest in. If it is possible to save money, why not do so? You can also search in local shops for gently used coffee machines.
The web is another option for initiating your search. The catch is that you should not deal with a supplier who is physically very far away since coffee machines can get damaged during transportation. In fact, some manufacturers of coffee machines actually do offer an option to buyers to trade in their used coffee machines when they buy a new one. So you might actually be able to source the used coffee machines from the manufacturers and may be even get them to underwrite some kind of warranty.