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.