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post #1 of Old 06-27-2006, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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When you buy new equipment for your business do you buy new or used equipment? Also, where do you buy your equipment from?

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post #2 of Old 06-27-2006, 04:41 PM
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I build my own. I get more bang for the buck this way. Smaller stuff I buy new and mostly from online companies or ebay.

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post #3 of Old 06-27-2006, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do you buy new equipment through Ebay or used?

Also, what do you mean you build your own? What kind of equipment do you build?

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I can usually buy engines cheaper and can spend more on A better Pump to put together a Great Pressure Washer for less than a Store Bought. I buy New on ebay. I really can't trust a Pressure Pump if it is used as most homeowners or fly-by-night guys selling a used Washer really don't know the proper use or care of a washer.

That's why you see so many returns at Home Depot. Homeowners and such ruin them by running them dry and then think it was a faulty pump. And the fly-by-night guy realizes he isn't making any money because he lowballs and takes the machine back for a refund so he can get a 12 pack. LOL

Anyhow, New on ebay.

The last Pressure Washer I built is a 15hp Kohler mated to a 5.5 gpm @3000 psi Pump all mounted in a Generator Frame with 8 gallon Fuel tank. All less than $1100. Much better macine than what you can get off a shelf.

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When you buy new equipment for your business do you buy new or used equipment? Also, where do you buy your equipment from?
I buy new. Depends on what it is as far as where I get it. A hot water skid, I get from a dealer (Don Phelps). I want the customer service and guidance if I have problems with the hot water system. Cold water, depends on whether I have time to buy a motor and pump, pulleys, belts, etc etc. If not, I'll go with a dealer or an online retailer...not so worried about support on a machine like that...Not much can go wrong that I can't figure out past the warranty period.

Small parts I get from various online retailers...Envirospec, PressureTek, HigherPowerSupplies, Delco, Northern Tool, etc. Chems, I get from Steve Rowlett, Sunbrite, and www.thechemistrystore.com

Now, if someone I know would get a move-on in developing a chemical product line, that might be good too!

Bottom line, it just depends on what it is whether price or support are more important.

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My business is still small enough that I can use residential products and equipment. I would like to know where other people shop. I hope to growu get. I do use one commercial product called Peroxy Care. You get a lot of good product for the dollar.
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Hi Sherrie,

What kinds of things do you use that on?

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My business is still small enough that I can use residential products and equipment. I would like to know where other people shop. I hope to growu get. I do use one commercial product called Peroxy Care. You get a lot of good product for the dollar.
What type of cleaning do you do?

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i only buy new equipment but i assemble and build the rigs my self i.e. connections and such are all done by me not premanufactured
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Well I am getting everything together to start my business and I buy only new equipment. I feel starting out there would be less problems with new equipment. I have purchased items from Pressure-Tek, Northern, Goodyear rubber, Higher power Supplies, Depco Pump Company, Envirospec, Factory Direct Hose Company, KBK Graphx and soon from Don in Orlando.
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technically, we buy new and used equipment for our office, however 100% of our clients using our products purchase new products (as indicated by the conclusions from our survey tabulations).

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We buy new equipment. Jon Don, Steambrite, Maintenance Equipment Company,Vacuum World. Less problems with new stuff.
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I lucked out and got a 26k used rig for 16.5.from a private party. OH YEA!

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I have been buying everything new... However, I think in the future I will be making as many things as I can.. Not only do I get more experience I completely know how to maintain my equipment and repair without having to pay anyone else.

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I would say new one is the way to go, if you dont like it you can always return it, a used one? can brake you have no warranty, I've already learned my lesson and new one would be the best choice

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Buying second hand is fine, this does depend on the condition ofcourse
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post #18 of Old 08-30-2013, 04:26 AM
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Ebay or trading media is very helpful for old or new item. It better to review your product in stores and buy them from online portal where you can save money.
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I got a credit card with no interest for 12 months. Bought a 2 vac 3 stage 220 pps porty for $ 2,200. Paid them 183 per month now its paid off and the jobs I do are mostly all profit!
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I buy new,there are usually service warranties and who wants someone elses abused equipment.After all this is cleaning equipment.
However, if a church or someone had a floor machine and THEY were the first owner and they are selling it because they don't use it often.Maybe.
But if a school was selling off their old floor machines. NO WAY.Those things get abused and our workhorses every night.
So, consider the source if you are trying to save some bucks.
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