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Our Top 2 Must Have Tips For Buying A Used Soft Serve Machine

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Buying a used soft serve machine might be a great idea for an entrepreneur with a tight budget looking to explore new market opportunities or refine their selection of products available for customers. The following are the top 2 things you should consider when buying a soft serve machine.

1. What's The Price Range Of A Soft Serve Machine?

 The price of a soft serve machine depends on many factors such as: size, Brand, how much product it can hold, the amount of spigots (A.K.A. wands) & hoppers, if it's self cleaning or not, if it stands alone or is a counter top, & whether it's new or used. 

For Example: a new machine with 3 spigots has a price range of $15,000-$20,000.

With any premium quality company, you can expect to pay more for an older model machine from a company like Stoelting, Taylor, & Electro Freeze which usually have larger hoppers & 3 spigots. You might pay less for brand new machines that are chinese or korean made but these machines will break down on you quickly leaving you with a large loss. At we offer competitive prices and discounts on certain models. 

2. What Questions Should I Consider & Ask When Buying A Soft Serve Machine?

 You need to consider when buying a soft serve machine your needs & the machine's specifications:

  • What technology does the machine need to have? temperature control? freeze rate?
  • Do you need a machine that serves a low volume or a high volume of product?
  • Do you need a warranty? How many years do you need the machine to last?
  • How long will it take you to recover the cost of the machine?
  • is the used machine easy to use & clean? or is a brand new model better suited?
  • What is the resale value of this machine a couple years down the road.

A used soft serve machine can save you alot of money, help you recover costs quickly, & can be very reliable. Once you've considered all of these things, we reccomend you browse our catalog or Call us at 352-262-9627 for more information. 


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