When considering to purchase medical equipment, a very prudent choice would be to search the pre-owned refurbished market. Refurbished equipment is a wise option for the consumer since the price of brand new equipment could be quite cost prohibitive. Many health providers choose the refurbished route and are very satisfied with their medical devices.
However, the customer must do their due diligence during the shopping process since unfortunately there are many unscrupulous companies that do not stand behind their product. Always purchase equipment that is accompanied with a warranty and do not hesitate to ask questions or state concerns related to the product. It is a good idea to request paperwork documenting that the equipment has been tested by an qualified technician and that it performs to industry standard. Most vendors are reliable and trustworthy but always proceed with caution.