Whether you want to start your own engraving business or want to engrave your own crafts or hobbies, you may find the cost of a new engraving machine to be a bit out of your price range. A great alternative is to look for a used engraving machine to save money. Finding used machines in good condition can be tricky, though, and it can help to have some ideas of where to start looking. Here are some tips on where to find used engraving machines to get you started.
Check Classified Ads:
A good way to start your search is by browsing classified ads in your area. The ads in your local newspaper are a good starting point, although you may need to expand further than that. Try checking online classified sites like Craigslist.org for greater reach. Also consider expanding your search area to include nearby cities and communities that you could drive to and pick up a used engraving machine if you found one.
Check Trade Publications:
There are quite a few engraving magazines and publications and many of them feature a “for sale” section where you might be able to find the perfect used engraving machine. Be sure to act fast if you see an ad for a machine that will work for you, though, since the competition to get these machines is usually pretty high.
Call and Ask:
While you are browsing the classifieds or trade publications, keep your eyes peeled for any ads related to engraving. Take a minute to call or contact the poster of the ad and ask if they happen to have any used machines they could part with.
Shop Online Auctions:
One of the easiest places to find used engraving machines is through online auctions. If there are no auctions currently running for what you need most auction sites allow you to set up alerts that will email you when an item matching your search is posted.
With a little bit of digging you can often find a great deal on an engraving machine that is still in good condition. Shopping around can save you a lot of money and get your business off the ground before you know it.