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Old 02-05-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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what about a second hand market ?
I couldn't fiind any ''for sale'' threads, especialy for older models , older but still useful
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #2
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We really should start a for-sale forum. I haven't only because I and several users of the forum have been threatened (literally) by vendors for trying to sell equipment on resale is "not allowed" by their terms of service.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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If you can legally resell your car, then you can legally resell your lab equipment. The vendors lawyers are blowing smoke.

Legal minds will ,of course, have various opinions ( at $300/hr., of course).

That said, the vendor might have some grounds to deny support and needed supplemental products. What good is a Gillette Mach 3 razor without a Gillette blade?

The vendors might think it's hurting sales but might want to rethink the issue. Hondas can usually command a premium precisely because there is less depreciation than with other brands ... so owners can resell their Accords and Civics more easily.

I recommend you go ahead and allow used equipment postings by assuming it's legal. If a vendor complains, go ahead and remove the post ... but do replace it with the vendors complaint. Then we'll know what's what and can "re-brand" that vendor in our own minds. Perhaps a little market pressure will keep any bullies in line.
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