Used embroidery machines can be a great option for starting or adding to your embroidery business with a few caveats:
1. Availability - you wont always find the model you need at the price you can afford at the time you're ready to buy. Used embroidery machines are just like any used commercial equipment, supply depends on how many trade ins come in. The one you want or need just may not be there!
2. Warranty - ColDesi always offers a warranty on the used embroidery machines we sell. We can do this because they are evaluated when they reach our shop, so we're confident in how long they will last without the need for major repairs. However, new SWF embroidery machines come with an unbeatable 5 year warranty, and that kind of peace of mind may outweigh your initial savings on a used embroidery machine option.
3. Features - SWF Embroidery Machines are constantly being improved! You won't always see those improvements on the outside, like with the change from floppy disc to USB drives, either. There are component level changes that improved the performance and/or durability of the machine, small software improvements and more that will make a difference in the long run.
Keep these things in mind in deciding between new and use!