One of the most common pitfalls buyers fall into is buying test instruments without the necessary accessories being included in the purchase. This means paying additional expenses on buying “extras” such as cables, cases, power leads or other accessories, without which you can't get the maximum performance of your electronic test instruments. For this reason, before you complete the purchase, ensure that you know what are you paying for. Moreover, if you are buying electronic test instruments online, ask whether the transportation costs and the transit insurance costs are included in the price, or they have to be covered additionally.
Check The Warranty Carefully
Since the industrial test instruments are in most cases an expensive investment, the supplier ought to provide you warranty that the instruments will fit your purpose and will provide you flawless performance for the estimated duration period. You need to make sure that the supplier will cover the servicing costs in case of a defect, or replace or return the test instrument if you are not satisfied with its performance. You certainly don't want to end up buying test and measurement instruments that aren't worth the price you pay. Therefore, check the warranty carefully to make sure that you get the best value for your money.
Look For Electronic Test Instruments That Can Be Upgraded
It is a rule of thumb that the fast-paced technological advancements make the electronic equipment outdated after only several years of use. This means that no matter how much you splurge on electronic test instruments, after a couple of years, new more advanced models, featuring better performance and more testing options will emerge on the market. Unless you are willing to spend money on buying new test and measurement equipment on every year or two, you need to make sure that the equipment you buy today can be upgraded in the future.