Protecting Yourself From Cosmetic Laser Fraud
Steering Clear of Cosmetic Laser Fraud and Scams
There are plenty of scams circulating around the Internet these days, as we're all painfully aware. However, even if you are in the business of providing cosmetic procedures for those who want to look younger and healthier, you might not think about the fact that there are scam artists in those industry circles as well. Unfortunately, there are, especially when it comes to cosmetic laser purchases. So, if you're interested in finding a new aesthetic laser equipment for sale, there are a few things you should be aware of, first.
The Safest Place to Purchase is from the Manufacturer
The first thing to know is you really can't be 100% certain you're not going to be scammed unless you purchase your cosmetic laser device straight from the manufacturer. The unfortunate thing about that is that brand new laser devices straight from the manufacturer can be quite expensive. If you don't have enough money available to purchase one, or if you just want to save your money for other business expenses, you might be better off purchasing a used laser device online. But that means that you need to avoid falling into certain online shopping traps.
Don't Make a Hasty Purchase
The first thing you need to do when looking to purchase used cosmetic lasers online is avoid making a hasty purchase. In other words, don't buy a laser device from the first website you find that seems to sell them. Be sure to do some serious research before you settle on a website or a specific laser. Here are some questions to ask yourself about each website:
- Does the website clearly list its contact information?
- Is that contact information verifiable?
- Does the website seem to list a lot of knowledgeable information about each laser device?
- Have you heard of the website before or can you verify their reputation through third party review websites?
Once you think that you have selected a good online retailer, it will be time to make contact with them. Prior to doing that, write down a list of questions that you want to ask them about the laser devices that they offer. Try to make contact via phone or video chat, as opposed to e-mail. That way you can see how quickly they are able to answer your questions when they are put on the spot. If they give fast, knowledgeable answers, they are probably not scam artists.
Ask to See the Laser Device in Action
There are certain things that you should never buy without testing them. A cosmetic laser is definitely one of those things. But what do you do when you are buying one online and can't test it ahead of time? That's simple. You video conference. Just ask the seller to show you the medical laser device up close via a video calling program, such as Facetime or Skype. That way you can see that the laser is actually in their possession and does actually work.
As long as you do some research, you should be able to find the perfect cosmetic laser device for your business. However, you also need to trust your instincts. More often than not, they'll let you know if you might be dealing with a scam artist.