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Buying cheap normally means you end up paying double. This especially applies to modern machinery

On a daily basis we are all faced with decisions when it comes to making a purchase. Even from childhood days where our parents instilled the intrinsic value in us of the value of good quality rather than quantity or buying cheap. The value in saving up and spending pocket money on something that will last longer. As we become adults we face the same challenges in our day to day businesses, where we deal with daily budgets and profits made.

When it comes to buying a CNC Plasma, Laser or Waterjet Cutting machine the decisions are often not the easiest as these machines are rather expensive. At MicroStep SA, we as an entire company take great pride in aligning ourselves with a world class product that most likely will not always be cheaper than those plasma cutting machines of our competitor but where we can positively state that our machines will last and where we can guarantee you a great aftersales support. All in all a reasonable price vs quality ratio.

Through years of experience in the industry, Ludwig Oellermann, MD of MicroStep SA states that selling cheap machines to valued customers in actual fact cheats them from being able to produce high quality products on a consistent basis, which in turn then cheats the end user.

Therefore buying cheap will lead to an inferior quality product over time, dissatisfied customers, many more breakdowns leading to unexpected downtime and loss in production and ability to bill the customer. An erratic supply to the end user leads to a bad name and the unlikelihood of repeat business.

What also tends to happen when you buy from cheap CNC Plasma Cutting suppliers is that your service and support tends to be limited during the warranty period and then tends to fall away completely after the warranty period has ended.  Initial cost saving when buying a cheap machine will in time lead to much more frustration and income loss which then does not become quantifiable as to why you as a company are rather saving money on your purchase.

Yes you will have monthly repayments on your more expensive CNC Plasma Cutting machine but these will be planned and expected and calculated, which means no impact on bottom line profits.

Our overall advice is do not buy on price only and rather determine your long term goal.

Cheap versus Expensive

Quality versus Price