Be Aware Of Used Cosmetic Laser Scams
As a business owner, one of your worst nightmares is falling victim to an expensive scam. The cosmetic laser industry is just as vulnerable to those scams as any other industry. So, if you're planning on purchasing a new laser for your business, you need to know how to protect yourself. Here are some tips that could help you.
When Purchasing Online, Look for Professional Websites
One of the supposedly easiest ways to find laser equipment for sale is online. By doing a simple Internet search, you can find many different retailers who deal in cosmetic lasers. But that doesn't mean that the entire process will be easy. Many of those websites may belong to scam artists.
The first step in weeding out the scam artists is to closely examine the website itself. Ask yourself, does it look professional, or is it full of fluff, filler, and questionably testimonials? If the website seems suspicious, it's best to look for another website. On the other hand, if the website seems professional, that could be a good sign.
Insist on Seeing the Laser You Want to Buy
Just because you are choosing to purchase an aesthetic laser machine online doesn't mean you have to purchase it without viewing it first. Thanks to modern technology, you can see it just as if it was right in front of you. All you have to do is ask the retailer to show it to you using Skype or another from of video conferencing software.
Ask Plenty of Questions and Trust Your Instincts
A medical laser device for your practice is a major purchase. We're not talking about pocket change. It could wind up costing you more than $100,000 brand new, and quite a lot even if you buy it used. So, in either case, you should never purchase one without asking plenty of questions first. Here are some examples of questions to ask:
- Who manufactured it?
- Is it brand new or used?
- How old is it?
- If it's used, is it guaranteed to work properly? How long is the guarantee or warranty good for?
- How long has this retailer been in business, and can they provide any references?
Basically, you should never make any purchase from a retailer you don't trust. If they provide fast, accurate answers to all of your questions, they might be legitimate. However, you should still trust your instincts and stay clear of any retailers that give you a bad feeling.
Manufacturers Are Safe and Reliable Laser Sources
If you want the safest and most reliable place to purchase a cosmetic laser device, the answer is straight from the manufacturer. Obviously, laser manufacturers are not scam artists. However, they are the most expensive sources for such devices. So, you will ultimately have to weigh the price against the potential risks of purchasing your laser machine from another source. Other sources can be quite safe and save you a lot of money, especially if you purchase a used device. You just need to be sure to take your time and investigate fully before you finalize your purchase.