Furnishing a commercial kitchen can be a daunting project and can put a huge dent in your wallet. Most of us have heard that a new car can lose up to 10% of its retail value the minute you drive it off the lot. Though the new-car smell and the allure of being the automobile's first owner do come with its own perks and advantages, increasingly value-conscious and eco-friendly customers are flocking the used car lot in record numbers. Pre-owned shopping habits are trickling down to everything from clothing and furniture to electronics. At Voltage Restaurant Supply we specialize in refurbishing used beverage equipment, specifically espresso machines. Here are five consideration when making an espresso machine purchase.
1. Save Money
The top reason to purchase used commercial kitchen equipment is the money saving benefits. This is a great option for new restaurant owners on a small or limited budget seeking equipment for a startup coffeehouse, cafe, or restaurant. This allows the excess money to be utilized in other important areas. A new restaurant owner can enjoy the perk of furnishing their commercial kitchen with top brands for a fraction of the price it would cost to do so otherwise. Now, that’s pretty unbeatable.
2. Like-New Equipment
The unfortunate statistics show that 30% of food service businesses fail in the first year and a staggering 60% fail in the first 3 years. Of course, not yours – we know you are well-prepared! But what this means is that many used appliances are so gently used, that you can get like new equipment for a very competitive price. Often in these situations, equipment has been well maintained and reconditioned. Sometimes your used equipment will even come with a valid, transferable warranty.
3. Decreased Value Depreciation
The value of your equipment won’t depreciate at the same rate as a brand new appliance would. A new piece of equipment drops drastically in value the moment it begins service.
4. Tax Break
Did you know that both new and used equipment qualifies for Section 179 deduction? This IRS Tax Code allows a business to deduct, for the current tax year, the full purchase price of equipment that qualifies for the deduction.
5. Environmental Benefits
If you are an environmentally conscious buyer, consider buying used restaurant supplies as a form of recycling. Most restaurant equipment is reusable, down to the POS system. Why not go the whole 9 yards and work on making your restaurant green as well?Check out how Voltage Restaurant Supply defines a refurbished machine.