Two for the Price of One
Let’s get down to brass tacks for a minute on this business of modernization of production lines—which you know has to be done constantly if you’re going to keep out in front of your competition.
Present-day equipment replacement cost is high, but it doesn’t need to throw a wrench into your program if you’ll take a long, hard, realistic look at your plan.
Suppose you have $25,000 to spend. Won’t go very far if your ideas include a production line all gussied up with brand new gadgets, will it? But look what you can do with the same $25,000 if you invest it in reconditioned or rebuilt tools which will do practically the same job as the majority of latest models you are holding out for. You can replace about twice as many of your old dogs if you will look into the available surplus equipment being offered by the hundreds of dealers located in every part of the country.
If this practice of getting two for the price of one makes sense to many of the country’s largest and best-known manufacturers, it should make sense to the average concern with a limited amount of capital.
But you think it takes know-how to buy surplus or rebuilt equipment. Look again! All it actually takes is some knowledge about the people from whom you buy. A financially responsible dealer or rebuilder is not going to sell you a piece of junk; he wants to get your repeat orders. Furthermore, the majority of the machines offered today are sold with a money-back guarantee—more than you can get from most suppliers of industrial equipment.
When you need a planer, a boiler, a motor or an air compressor, you don’t have to look far. The pages of this magazine contain thousands of available industrial items, conveniently indexed in the Quick- Finding Index located right in the front of the book.
Taking advantage of this market is one of the surest ways of making a profit—even before turning a wheel! It looks worthwhile when you consider that your average saving will run around fifty percent, doesn’t it?