Used Bowling Equipment

New Versus Used Bowling Equipment

For bowling center owners who need to ensure they have working equipment to maintain operations, there are two different options available: new and used bowling equipment. Deciding which option is best for your center depends upon several factors. It is important to carefully weigh these to ensure you are making the best investment decisions for your business.

New Bowling Equipment Advantages

  • The equipment you purchase is brand new and has never been used.
  • There could be a manufacturer’s warranty with new equipment should it fail within this period of time.
  • If you are updating your facility to offer more technological advancements, newer equipment could be a good choice.
  • You have full control over what equipment you get.
  • You have access to a wider range of inventory.
  •  New Bowling Equipment Disadvantages

  • New equipment tends to cost more and requires a higher initial upfront investment.
  • For equipment where the technology rapidly changes, it could become outdated quickly.
  •  Used Bowling Equipment Advantages

  • Since used equipment costs less, it is perfect if you are on a tight budget.
  • Depending on how much capital you are investing, you could get a better deal on an equipment package for your bowling center.
  • In cases where technology is a concern, you can pick up used equipment with newer technologies than you currently offer to remain competitive.
  • Some used machines and equipment are also factory refurbished and outfitted with the latest technologies.
  •  Used Bowling Equipment Disadvantages

  • The equipment could be sold “as-is,” so, if it needs some TLC before it is operational, those added repair costs are your responsibility.
  • You could be limited to what used items are currently in stock.
  • You may have to wait until the equipment you want is available.
  • Another key consideration to evaluate, when looking at used equipment, is the age of the equipment. The older it is, the more it could require more frequent maintenance and repairs, not to mention have a shorter remaining life expectancy.

    Bowling Equipment Advantages

    Where Does Used Bowling Machines and Equipment Come From?

    A large portion of the used machines and equipment are from older bowling centers that are going out of business. In some cases, the equipment and machines could still be fairly new and only a few years old, depending on the last time the facility upgraded its equipment. In these cases, you are presented with an economical choice and opportunity to purchase used machines and equipment.

    If you are leaning toward purchasing used machines and equipment, it is highly recommended you work with a bowling product supplier like us, here at Murry Bowling. We take the time to inspect the used machines and equipment and let you know their current condition, whether they have been factory refurbished, their age, and other such vital details you need in order to make wise purchasing decisions.

    To learn more about our used machines and equipment options, and for assistance in finding the products you need, call the bowling experts at Murrey Bowling by phoning (310) 532-6091 now!

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