Buying test & measurement, laboratory, and semiconductor equipment on Used-Line involves two steps:

  • Step 1: Finding the equipment you need on Used-Line.
  • Step 2: Contacting the seller of the equipment.
  • Step 1: Find the Equipment You Need
  • To easily find equipment on Used-Line.com, use one of the six methods described below.

  • Search for a specific model number

    Search for a specific model number when you know exactly what you wish to purchase.

    To search for a specific model:
    1. In the search box near the top right of the Used-Line.com homepage, type the model number and click Enter.
    2. In the filtering boxes on the left side of the page, narrow down your search by location, price, and seller if desired.
    3. In the Search in Results box above the filtering boxes, type a keyword to narrow down your results if desired.
    4. If you wish, you can filter to show only ads that were posted during a certain period or only ads that include images.

  • Browse by category

    Browse through categories and subcategories to find the equipment that meets your requirements.

    To browse the models in a specific category:
    1. In the menu bar near the top of any page on Used-Line, open Equipment Listings and choose by categories
    2. Choose Test & Measurement (default), General Lab, or Semi & PCB.
    3. Click to choose a category from the list. A list of subcategories opens up if the category has been subdivided. Most categories contain subcategories. If there are no subcategories, a list of ads in this category opens up.
    4. Click to choose a subcategory. A list of ads in this subcategory opens up.
    5. In the filtering boxes on the left side of the page, narrow down your search by location, specification (for Test & Measurement equipment only), manufacturer, seller, price, and status (In stock, New, Calibration, Auction) if desired.
    6. In the Search in Results box above the filtering boxes, type a keyword to narrow down your results if desired.
    7. If you wish, you can filter to show only ads that were posted during a certain period or only ads that include images.

  • Browse by manufacturer

    Browse by manufacturer if you prefer to view the equipment of a specific manufacturer.

    To browse for equipment by manufacturer:
    1. In the menu bar near the top of any page on Used-Line, open Equipment Listings and choose By Manufacturers. The Manufacturers page opens with a list of manufacturers whose names begin with the letter, A, along with the number of ads currently posted on Used-Line by each manufacturer.
    2. Choose a different letter if you wish, then click to choose a manufacturer from the list. A page opens with all the ads containing products from this manufacturer.
    3. In the filtering boxes on the left side of the page, narrow down your search by model name, location, status (In Stock, Calibration, Auction, New), price, and seller if desired.
    4. In the Search in Results box above the filtering boxes, type a keyword to narrow down your results if desired.
    5. If you wish, you can filter to show only ads that were posted during a certain period or only ads that include images.

  • Browse by Dealer

    Used-Line features an extensive Dealer Directory, listing over 900 dealers of pre-owned & new hi-tech equipment around the world. With our user-friendly Directory, you can easily locate the dealers near you who specialize in your field, offering items you may require, as well as a range of useful supplementary services such as rentals, repairs, and calibration.

    To find equipment in the Dealer Directory:
    1. Choose Dealer Directory in the menu bar near the top of any page on Used-Line.
    2. Using the Filter on the left side of the page, choose the Categories, Location, and Services that are important to you in your search for a dealer. You can also choose to view only dealers that currently have listings on Used-Line by selecting the Used-Line Members checkbox near the top of the Filter.
      Tip: If you need new equipment, check New Equipment Sales in the Services filter. A Brands filter opens from which you can choose to view equipment only from the manufacturers you prefer. Select a dealer to view. The dealer’s information is shown on the right side of the page below the map.
    3. Click More from this dealer. This link is shown when the dealer currently has listings on Used-Line. The dealer’s own Used-Line page opens.
    4. On the dealer’s own page, click Seller’s equipment listings to view all the ads from this dealer.

  • View the most recently posted ads on Used-Line

    You can choose to view only ads that were listed within the last 3 days.

    To view only the most recently posted ads on Used-Line:

    In the menu bar near the top of any page on Used-Line, open Equipment Listings and choose Items Recently Posted.

  • Click through from T&M Specifications

    Use T&M Specifications to find Test & Measurement equipment that meets your exact requirements by comparing brands, models, and specs.

    To find equipment via the T&M Specifications pages:
    1. Click T&M Specifications in the menu bar near the top of any page on Used-Line.
    2. Select a category.
    3. In the Filter on the left side of the page, narrow down your search by a keyword in the Free Text box, a manufacturer in the Brands filter, and by choosing specification requirements.
    4. Select a model to view. A page opens describing the model in detail.
    5. Scroll up to view the listings of this model on Used-Line.

  • Post a Wanted ad

    You can post wanted ads on Used-Line to find Test & Measurement equipment. Your want ads will be included in the daily alert list emailed to hundreds of dealers.

    To find equipment using your own want ad:
    1. Click Post Wanted Ads at the top of any page on Used-Line.com.
    2. Post up to 10 want ads in the form provided on the page.
    3. Make sure that your contact information is correct.
    4. Click Submit.

  • Step 2: Contact the Seller
  • Contact the seller directly

    If you wish to discuss a possible purchase with the seller of the equipment you need, you can contact him directly.

    To get in touch with the seller, you can do one of the following:
    • Use the contact information provided in his ad. The seller’s information is provided on the right side of the page, next to the listing.
    • Find a dealer in the Used-Line Dealer Directory. After selecting a dealer, you can view his contact information on the right side of the page.
    • Use the Used-Line Request for Quote form to contact the dealer.

  • Get quotes with the RFQ (Request for Quote)

    To get price quotes for equipment posted on Used-Line:
    1. On a listings page, click the ad you are interested in. The ad includes a Contact The Seller (RFQ) form on the right side of the page.
    2. Complete the form, including any special details or relevant questions you may have.
    3. Click Send.

  • Speed up the RFQ process using a Quote Cart

    If you want to enquire about several items, or would like to compare a number of ads for the model you are interested in, place all RFQs in a Quote Cart, and send a single message, with one click, to all relevant sellers at once. Similar to a shopping cart, the Quote Cart holds items you want to ask about, rather than items you have already decided to purchase.

    To enter items into the Quote Cart:
    1. Click Add to Quote Cart for every item you wish to include. The button can be found next to every ad on the listings pages as well on the page of each ad you open.
    2. Click Quote Cart in the menu bar near the top of any page. You will find all the items you selected inside your cart.
    3. Fill in your contact information and add any message you want to send to the dealers. The same message will be sent to each of the dealers whose ads you have added to the Cart.
    4. Click Send. Your Quote Cart is once again empty.