Demo Machines - what are they? Are they worth buying?
While speaking to a vibration machine seller or manufacturer (factory), you may come across the term demo machine. They would ask you, whether you are okay to take a demo machine for a lower cost compared to an usual machine. Now, don't be confused in your understanding of what a demo machine is, else you may lose out a good deal (or may coaxed into a bad deal).
A demo machine is nothing but a machine that has been unpacked already. There are several situations in which the machine may have been unpacked, but there are two predominant reasons. (a) The machine was taken out by the seller to snap pictures, take videos and in general create marketing material. This is called an in-house or open-box demo. This unit has not been shipped anywhere, and has been only used locally by the seller. (b) The machine was shipped to a customer for some reason and then brought back when the reason got over (whatever the reason might have been).
In the first case, the machine is unlikely to have undergone wear and tear. The situation is exactly the opposite in the second case.
In the first case, where the machine had been packed for an in-house demo without shipping, 99 out of 100 it would retain the original warranties that the machine had. This happens very often with newly released models. And in that, while the machine would have been used just for at most an hour (rarely more than that, if ever), the price discounts on that are often significant. The machine is practically new. It will practically never have a damage within that use of an hour or so. Further, the machine will retail the full warranties in 99% of the cases. So this is where the machine is worth taking.
In the second case, though, you could end up using a machine that has been used a bit more, though mostly on a minor scale. However, the shipping, and possibly multiple moves from one truck to another, added with improper packing from the user who would ship it back to the seller, might have led to some damage or the other, already before you get to that machine. Take a call on whether you want it - I would not recommend this as it may lead to unwanted hassles. On the other hand, a machine that has had only in-house demo ought to be fine.
So, while looking out for a demo machine, you need to ask a few questions over and beyond any other question that you might have. These questions will address whether the demo has been in-house open box or whether the machine had been shipped back and forth to some place, whether the full warranties still apply on all the parts and how much has hte machine been used. Now, based upon the responses, take a call on whether you want the particular demo machine or not, for the reduced costs.
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