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Avoiding Cosmetic Laser Scams with Smart Purchases
When you feel ready to buy a cosmetic laser for your business, you have to start the process of shopping around for just the right one. It can take some time to find both a company and a specific device that meet your needs. Throughout the process, it’s important to be mindful of scams and spend your money wisely. After all, you will have to invest a large amount of money in the new device.
Computers Make Buying Lasers Easier, But Also Harder
One of the greatest things about having so many computers around is that you can buy things online. Yes, that even includes medical equipment like laser machines. In fact, you can even buy used laser devices online, not just new ones. But that doesn’t automatically mean that you should buy a specific laser that you see online.
The problem with making online purchases is that not all online resellers are entirely reliable. Some of them may not be as knowledgeable as others. Some might even be trying to steal your money on purpose. Even a website that looks professional at first glance might be a scam, but there are some simple ways to protect yourself and your money.
Verify the Company’s Location and History
The first thing you need to do is closely examine the company’s history and location. Don’t take any information you see on their website for granted, especially any positive reviews that you read. Remember that any company is going to highlight the positive points of their business. The reviews you can trust are likely to contain a little bit of negativity as well and be posted on completely different websites.
As far as verifying the company’s location goes, you can plug in their address and phone number into a search engine, or at least call the phone number and verify that it is valid. Also, make sure that nothing else on the website looks false or suspicious to you in any way. If the website seems like a basic shell that took only a few minutes to build, that should be a red flag to you. If it looks more detailed, it shows that whoever built it cares more about what they are trying to sell.
Take a Close Look at Products They Offer
Once you feel comfortable about the company’s location and reputation, examine the products that they offer. Are they selling new or used devices? What warranties or guarantees do they offer? Do they have a reasonable selection of products? Are they describing each device in detail? The more detailed a website is, the more likely it is to be a reliable and responsive company.
Do a Meet and Greet Call with the Seller
Even if you are buying a laser machine online, it’s important to see what you are buying firsthand. Any legitimate seller of medical devices, whether they are used or new devices, should be willing to do a video conference call with you. That will provide you with an opportunity to get to know the company, see the device, and ask any questions before making your purchase. That way you’ll be as sure as possible that your money is going towards the purchase of a laser device, not being taken by scam artists.
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