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What should you look for when buying a used kiosk?

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Look for a kiosk that will allow the most effective presentation of merchandise, project a professional and clean operation, appropriately fit the retail space, maintain durability over the long term, and sell for a reasonable price between $2,000 and $10,000. As with any purchase, start with a wide variety of options and narrow down towards the most promising choices.

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Search services on the Internet such as Craigslist.org and contact local shopping malls to find out about potential kiosks for sale. Used kiosks are relatively inexpensive and in most cases preclude shipping from long-distance locations. Before purchasing a kiosk, find an appropriate place to set it up and make sure that a the site allows personally owned kiosks. For example, many commercial malls only rent kiosks, and long-term rental costs can be as high as $100,000 over the life of the kiosk.

In addition to kiosk questions and retail location, it is important to consider how much additional storage space you will need. It is also worth considering whether the original kiosk manufacturer is still in business and will be able to service the unit in the event of any problem. A list of prominent kiosk manufacturers is available on KioskMarketplace.com.

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