Avoiding Fraud and Scams When Buying Cosmetic Lasers

What You Need To Know When Buying Cosmetic Lasers

Whether you have ever been the victim of a scam or not, you have probably heard about them. They're everywhere lately, and that includes the cosmetics industry. Specifically, there are a lot of “dummy” companies that have setup online websites claiming to sell cosmetic lasers, but they are really just out to steal money and personal information from unsuspecting victims like you. So, if you are in the market for a cosmetic laser device, here are some tips that can help you find the perfect one for you without becoming a victim of fraud and scams.

Why You Shouldn't Necessarily Buy One from the Manufacturer

Considering there are that many scams out there today, you might be wondering why you shouldn't just buy a laser from the manufacturer. After all, the manufacturer has to be legitimate, right? Well, that is true. It would be a legitimate purchase, but it would also be a very expensive one. Brand new machines straight from the manufacturer can cost well over $100,000. If you can't afford to pay that much, you'll need to look into alternative choices.

To Save Money, You Can Try Purchasing Used Machines

The best alternative to spending a lot of money up front, if you want to own your own machine, is to buy used laser hair removal equipment. Contrary to what many people think, used devices can be just as good as this year's models. In fact, there may not be any major difference at all between this year's laser and last year's laser. That's because most companies don't want to go through the process of developing and patenting new machines all the time. So, they tend to only make minor changes to the designs of the machines unless a major advancement in the field is made.

Where the Scams Come Into Play

Unfortunately, the fact that so many business owners are looking to snag good deals on used medical equipment these days has opened a door, and scam artists have stepped through that open door by the hundreds. Many of them have created fraudulent companies and fake websites to try to trick business owners like you into giving them money.

The Keys to Avoiding Those Scams:

Of course, there's no reason you need to fall victim to one of those scams. If you know the keys to avoiding them, you can locate websites where legitimate resellers are giving great discounts on used laser equipment. Some of those keys are:

  • Look for Organized, Professional Looking Websites
  • Verify a Company's Contact Information
  • Ask for and Verify References
  • Request Video Calls to Ask Questions
  • Trust Your Own Instincts

That last point is a very important one. You have to trust your own instincts. There are some websites that look like blatant scams, but a smart scam artist will try to make their website look legitimate. By following the steps above, you can weed out some of them. However, for others it may come down to something as basic as your own instincts. If you don't feel comfortable, move on and look into purchasing a laser from another company.