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How does this laboratory marketplace work?

Want to buy instruments and supplies?

New lab equipment is often very expensive. Via the lab market place of you can easily contact suppliers of used lab equipment and inventory. You just might be able to find your desired lab instruments.

LabMakelaar mediates between buyer and seller to complete the transaction.

Frequently asked questions:

How can I offer my equipment?

It's very simple: subscribe to our website as a supplier and agree to the Platform Terms and Conditions. After that, you can offer your lab equipment at the lab market place in consultation with LabMakelaar.

Can LabMakelaar publish my instruments on their website?

Yes, that is possible. When you subscribe to our website as a supplier, you agree to the Platform Terms and Conditions.

After that, you can send the following information to in the case of incidental subscriptions:

  • Product description (brand, type, etc.)
  • Age and technical condition
  • Original purchase price and your quote
  • Pictures of important and / or corrosion-sensitive parts 

We will ask for specific information about specific products. The more you can give us, the more chance at a quick buyer.

Who is responsible for the content of the advertisement?

The seller is always responsible for the content, and also in case the sold instrument doesn’t fit the given description. The supplier is also responsible in case of complaints. When a purchase doesn’t meet the agreed or expected quality, the buyer will receive a refund.

For more information, please read the Platform Terms and Conditions.

How is the price determined?

Both the supplier and the buyer owe LabMakelaar 10% commission cost. The stated price includes the 20% commission.

Do I need to pay VAT?

Prices mentioned on do not yet include VAT. Please also note that transport and installion costs, if applicable, are not yet included either.

Can I get help with the mediation?

Yes, LabMakelaar will strive to get the best possible price for your product.

How do you find potential buyers?

  • Each month, LabMakelaar sends a newsletter to over 9,000 e-mail addresses, in which a selection of the offerings is published.
  • Besides, there are efficient ‘Adwords’ campaigns to lead potential clients to the lab market place.
  • LabMakelaar knows the demands of the market and actively approaches its existing clients informing them about available product.
  • LabMakelaar offers clients the opportunity to submit a wish list for a query; such a query is free of charge.

On average, how much time is there between publishing and selling?

That entirely depends on the quote and quality of your product. On average, an instrument is sold in 1 to 6 months.

How is the transaction handled after reaching an agreement?

LabMakelaar takes care of the entire financial transaction after the agreement has been reached. The shipping is done in consultation with both buyer and seller. If necessary, we use a specialized transportation company.

If so desired, LabMakelaar can also initiate contact with specialized enterprises or the original supplier for removing and reinstallation of the equipment, complete with IQ/OQ/PQ.

What about warranties?

For most instruments placed on the market place by LabMakelaar itself, there is a warranty period of 1 to 6 months. The exact duration is specified in the advert.  

In case of mediation by LabMakelaar, the warranty terms are discussed beforehand.

More than 2,000 instruments and furniture stock.
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The no.1 suplier in the Benelux for used laboratory equipment since 2003.
Over 6,750 offered items on any given moment.
More than 20,000 transactions settled.
Over 600 active buyers and sellers World Wide.