Buying steam sterilisers second-hand? This is what you should look out for:
The price of a brand-new steam steriliser for medical or pharmaceutical use usually ranges between EUR 9,000 and EUR 25,000. Given these prices, it is hardly surprising that used and thus more affordable autoclaves are also becoming increasingly popular. However, just as when buying a used car, there is one important point you should bear in mind in order not to take any unnecessary risks when purchasing a used autoclave:
choosing the right dealer is crucial when purchasing a used steam steriliser. You should be able to contact the autoclave seller in the event of damage, so that any necessary repair or even return for a refund of the purchase price can be arranged without complications. This is why experts tend to advise against second-hand purchases via Ebay or other classified ad portals, even though the prices of used sterilisers there often seem unbeatably low.
When buying a used autoclave from HP Labortechnik, however, you benefit from a legal warranty that is in no way inferior to that for new equipment. This means that you are ideally equipped for all laboratory work and sterilisation processes that need to be carried out reliably and in the highest quality, even with a second-hand unit.
Our trained service staff are available to you at any time by e-mail or phone via our HP factory customer service, should unexpected problems arise with your used steam steriliser. In the event of damage, we will send a qualified service employee out to your location who will personally inspect your device and work with you to find an appropriate solution.