Psst...Introducing Button Making Specials & Clearance Page That Includes Used Button Makers and Graphic Punches! December 05 2017
We get asked all the time about used machines and we often we have to say we don't have any used or secondhand button making equipment but ... now we do!
You will see we have a new tab on our header called "Specials & Clearance" where we will be posting, from time to time, special deals on button makers and button making supplies.
We do test all of our machines and are only selling used, secondhand and refurbished equipment that is still in good working condition. Many of our machines come from our popular rental program so we just like to make sure we cycle out some of our older machines from time to time.
If you do see something here, be sure this is something you want, but just make sure you don't hesitate too long as these machines will go quickly.
Buying any kind of used item online, however, can be a risk so while the machines you see in our new "Specials & Clearance" page are tested and have loads of life left in them, we do direct you to use some caution when looking at used, second hand and refurbished button makers and other equipment online.
Some Tips to Consider When Buying Used, Second-Hand, Refurbished Button Maker Machines, Graphic Punches, and Other Button Making Equipment:
Look for solid metal machines and do your homework! If someone says "Oh it is super easy to get parts" or "You can get 1" parts anywhere!" make sure they can show you or that you can see that for yourself. People will say anything to offload a used button maker, especially if it is not a great machine or something that take a lot of money to use. Call the company directly to be sure their parts will fit your machine. Avoid machines made in China as they don't last long, are usually made of plastic with parts that are expensive and hard to find!
If looking at buying a circle cutter used: Check it out and test it if possible. Buy from trusted source. And ask a few questions: Does it need blades? Are there other replaceable parts? Are those parts easy to get? Are they priced reasonably?
If buying a used button maker: Test the machine! Make 10-20 buttons to get a sense for how it works. Ask the same questions as above plus a few more: What kind of parts does the badge machine use? Are those parts easily available, priced reasonably? Sometimes a great deal on a used machine is quickly erased when trying to source super expensive parts.
Buying high quality used machines - great brand name machines with good reviews - is a fantastic way to get into the button making game. You can still get a great machine that will make a great product - you don't have to settle for a hobby maker or other machine when that's not what you want - but you get to save some money because the machine isn't brand new.
This is also a great opportunity to get a graphic punch to go with the button maker you already own! Save time and money this way!
Have questions about what you see on this page? Pick up the phone and give us a call. We want you to be confident with your purchase.
And you may just want to bookmark this new page so that you can see the deals as they are listed, before they are gone!