As bankers gear up to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, vendors of used automated teller machines are bracing themselves for a body blow to their business.

Over the past three years, demand for used ATMs has increased dramatically as a way top cut costs. Institutions purchasing the refurbished older models typically felt the functional advantages of a new ATM were not significant enough to justify spending $10,000 to $15,000 more than they would for a used machine.

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