When you are operating a demanding spray foam business, how you manage your finances affects your profits and business’s stability. Buying a used spray foam rig can get you functional gear at a discount and get you through a tough season when full-priced rigs may be out of budget.
As you look online for deals, many options emerge in the search results. Among these are eBay listings that contain mobile spray foam rigs that the seller claims are “new”, “ like new” or “just used a few times”. These listings can seem attractive for the price, but there are some significant disadvantages to buying rigs from sites like eBay. They have no post-sales support and it is difficult to verify the use history. So, you do not know the level of functionality and quality they offer.
A certified distributor like Intech Equipment and Supply has a team of experts that can verify the maintenance history of any used equipment in stock. So, when it comes to buying used equipment, working with a reputable dealer offers considerably more peace of mind than buying from an unverified source.
Caveat Emptor, which means “buyer beware” in Latin, applies to this practice of seeking discounts on an auction site as opposed to working with a verified distributor. Read this before you search for spray foam rigs for sale on eBay!
Most eBay Rigs are Local Pick Up Only
One of the biggest problems with used spray rigs purchased on eBay is you often cannot have them delivered to your door. Most of them are only available for local pickup. So, you must be lucky enough to live near the seller or be willing to drive a long distance to get the items you purchased. Reputable distributors offer shipping throughout the U.S.
When you contact Intech to buy a used spray foam rig, you get a quote for shipping and handling before you place an online order. Simply tell us which products you need and your address. Rush orders are possible at an additional charge, but you can have your equipment delivered quickly to any location in the continental U.S.
No Post-Sales Support
If there is ever a problem with a product you ordered from Intech right after shipment, you can file a claim with FedEx. If there is any damage or missing items, we will assist within 10 days of delivery. There is no post-sales support on a spray foam rig purchased on eBay. Also, few listings include the phone number of the seller and each “store” or seller ID has different numbers of ratings. In fact, some eBay accounts that currently sell rigs have zero reviews from any buyers. If a seller creates an account to list and sell one spray rig, there is little incentive to do provide post-sales support. The person can simply close the account because the rig was a final sale.
Since you are paying around $30,000 or more for a spray rig, you need to ensure your money is well invested. Used equipment that is not winterized correctly can contain isocyanate buildup. In fact, this is one of the top complaints from buyers. If you purchase a used rig online from an unverified seller you are on your own when it comes to dealing with replacement parts and servicing. However, when you buy new or used spray foam rigs through a reputable distributor like Intech, our expert team will ensure that the equipment you buy is in good working order and will work for the types of projects you do.
Can You Trust Their Word?
On eBay, you will see many listings that say “like new”, or “used— like new,” but how can you be sure? There are also no consistent standards of product insurance among sellers. Some owners are willing to offer a demo, while others sell equipment as-is. The descriptions are also incomplete and lack important information about the equipment’s maintenance history.
“Rig built in 2019. Proportioner has processed 80 sets of foam” is an example of a listing on eBay. There is not much else to go by and you have to do a lot of investigation on your own. It is up to you to message the seller and ask the right questions, request demos, obtain phone numbers and request a face-to-face meeting. But when you buy from a distributor, all this groundwork is done for you, and the equipment is already vetted and ready for sale under uniform standards.
The listing prices that private sellers set also can deviate from the item’s true value. A reputable distributor values used equipment based on how often it was used and its expected lifespan. Intech evaluates all used equipment using the same standards and it is not listed for sale if it does not pass all of our quality control tests.
Used Spray Foam Rigs for Sale At Intech Equipment & Supply
Intech Equipment and Supply offers the latest spray foam equipment, training, and comprehensive customer support. If you are interested in obtaining aused spray foam rig, speak with our sales team today. Also, take advantage of our convenient financing options. For more information, check out our financing calculator.
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