Whether you are setting up a new lab, or are renovating it, cost is a foremost consideration. Lab furniture, equipment, and supplies are always a big item on most budgets. Many project managers have the tendency to just “do whatever is expedient” to get the job done. However, with some diligence and research, you can save a lot of money, not just in setup, but also in operational costs. Here are some tips to consider.
Save Money by Buying Lab Supplies in Large Quantities
You can apply the same principle of saving money on house-hold supplies, of buying in larger quantities, to your lab supplies. While the principle isn’t ideal for large, expensive equipment in large quantities, you can certainly buy the smaller items that you use often in your lab. For instance, you can buy more test tubes, microscope slides, disposable gloves tubes, and other supplies that you run out of frequently. Just make sure you have enough space to store them.
Compare Different Options Before Buying Lab Equipment
Another way to cut down on lab equipment costs is to compare different options before buying a lab device, or a piece of furniture, such as a laboratory table. You don’t want to buy a device just because it is cheap and then regret it later when it breaks down or doesn’t work well. You want to make sure the device you buy is suitable for your lab and your purpose. Therefore, before making the purchase, it is important to do some research on the product, and only deal with reputable sellers.
Buy Pre-Owned Lab Equipment
One of the best ways to save money on lab equipment is to buy pre-owned devices and machines. Some people think that pre-owned lab equipment is faulty, outdated, or won’t last long, but these are just myths. Many reliable sellers—such as LEI Sales – offer high-quality, dependable pre-owned lab equipment that still has a lot of life left in it. Besides working well, you might find some pre-owned furniture, such as a high-end laboratory table and devices at much lower prices.
Look for Discounts and Deals
Another way to save money on lab equipment is to look for discounts and deals from various sources. You can check online platforms, newsletters, magazines, or trade shows for special offers and promotions on lab equipment. You can also ask for discounts from sellers if you are buying in bulk or if you are a loyal customer. You might be surprised by how much you can save by looking for bargains.
High Quality = High Savings Too!
And let’s not forget the role of quality in the savings equation. Buying high-quality lab furniture from a trusted source, such as LEI Sales, is the easiest way to improve the efficiency of your lab, while also stretching your equipment and furniture budget to it’s maximum. The range of options available in our online store, including new to used pieces, ensures quality and savings all under the same portal – guaranteed!