In the past, people who were possessing heavy equipment had a real hard time to sell the used machines to another buyer. It not that there were not buyers ready to use used machines but the seller had a tough time to locate such buyers. They had to give the advertisements in newspaper classifieds and they were able to sell it off to the ones who stayed in their city as the news of him selling his used machine never got out of the city. Newspapers are mostly circulated within the city and hence the news of the machine being sold stays in the city and other prospective buyers who are in hunt of something similar do not ever get to know of such thing.
Things have now become far simpler. With the advent of internet, people are using this mode to do lot of businesses. They also use it to sell merchandize, books, electronics and even heavy equipment. If you are wondering how they will ship the item to a different city, then that is no longer an issue. They can even ship it to a different country if the buyer is really interested to buy the item and is willing to pay for the shipping cost. The usher of internet has made many lives simpler and with every passing day many people are latching on to internet to start up their business and many to a larger extent have also seen tremendous success thus making it the source of earning their bread and butter.
Since you can reach to a larger audience, your base becomes bigger. You no longer have to restrict yourself to your city of state but can reach to many other cities, states and countries and can sell your machines there. As a matter of fact, heavy equipment manufacturing companies also have the option of selling their machines to the overseas mark et. Such has been the response that they have now set up their offices in foreign shores and are doing real good. Most of the companies have also set up their units where they are manufacturing machines for that country so that they can save on the shipping costs. For guys who are not big like CAT or John Deere but are still looking to sell machines online can register themselves in an online selling site and go through their terms and conditions in detail. This is important to do as you get you know the conditions that the online portal wants you to follow.
Once that is done, the next step is you start listing your items on the site. You can mention the price of your machine and also mention if it is new or used. Try to spell out every small detail about the equipment on the listing so that people know what they are dealing with. You can also share you email address on the listing so that if anybody wants to reach you, they can. If someone buys the item and pays for it, you got to only ship it to him and keep a track of the shipping order so that it reaches to the buyer safely.