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Buying a used Ultimaker 2

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Hey everyone,

I'm planning on buying a second-hand Ultimaker 2 tomorrow. The seller owns a printshop and apparently knows his trade. The device has been printing for 1450 hours and no significant signs of usage. It also has an Olson Block installed for interchangeable nozzles.

I don't want to buy a pig in a poke, so I'd like to ask the experts (I'm an absolute beginner):

What should I watch out for? Where can I find some margin to negotiate?

The printer will be demonstrated tomorrow with a test print of 26 minutes.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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- check without power if the print head can be easily moved by hand

- check if the frame is without damage and still sturdy

- check with callipers if the size of the printed object is correct, and print a long object, not a small cube.

- don't let it print slow, use a fast setting, to see if there are any mechanical problems.

- test if exchanging filament goes without problems.

- check the temperature of the heated bed.

- and see what guarantee duration he gives after purchase.

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