The primary benefit to buying a used cooler or freezer is that it's almost certain to save you money. The cost of purchasing one of these fixtures new can be a burdensome expense that many business owners simply can't afford. Even if you can afford it, though, a smarter choice is buy your cooler or freezer used. Some people may turn their head at the thought of buying a used model, but the amount of money you can save will be well worth it.
So, how much can you expect to save by purchasing a used cooler or freezer instead of new? There's really no easy answer to this question, as the amount of savings will depend on a number of different factors. On average, though, 30-50% is a reasonable amount that you can expect to save. Given the fact that some new coolers and freezer run upwards of $15,000, purchasing one used would result in quite a hefty savings.
A lesser-known benefit to purchasing a used cooler or freezer is that it's already been tested and known to run. Most reputable manufacturers test their fixtures and place them through a quality control test before placing them for sale. However, some damaged or faulty units may sneak past the testers and make their way into the hands of a buyer. The cooler or freezer may continue to run and work just fine, or it may break down. When a cooler or freezer full of product stops working, it creates a nightmare scenario for the store owner. You can essentially lose hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of product from rising temperatures if you don't act fast.
Used coolers and freezers have been tested not only from the manufacturer's quality control team, but also from the previous owner. This gives you the peace of mind knowing that it's not going to stop working or break down all of a sudden. Of course these are just two of the many reasons why you should consider buying store coolers and freezers used instead of new.