If your old equipment is giving problems, it is probably the time you should think of selling it off and buy a brand new machine in its place. No wonder, a new heavy equipment would be way expensive than the old one but it will still be worth than going through the trouble of repairing the old stuff every now and then. Moreover, if the equipment stops working, it does cost you big time and in order to avoid this problem, it is better to replace the stuff with a new one.
Few things you must consider doing before you post the machine on a classified or for that matter on a website meant to list heavy equipment.
Get it repaired by a good mechanic:- No would like to buy a machine which does not work. You may get buyers who are looking for used stuff but they also expect the thing to work. Or else, it may not serve their purpose. Therefore, it is important that you first call a good mechanic who has fixed machine like yours before and can do it this time. Check with him what needs to be done to improve the quality of the machine as you intend to sell it off. The mechanic would understand the reason of the repair and would either advise you to replace the old parts with new one or will fix it his own way.
Get the machine painted:- Imagine if you ever want to buy an used equipment, in what condition you want the stuff to be. Remember, it’s first the look of the machine that can entice the minds of the buyer. No one would like to go for an item that is worn out and looks unfit. Therefore, you also have to spend a bit on changing the look of the equipment. For doing this, you may not need any professional as you can do it all by yourself. Al you got to do is paint the machine which will give it a new face and if possible put some stickers which will give it a modern outlook. This will certainly lure the buyer and 50% of the sale is through.
Put it in classified:- Once you are through with the above things, the next big task for you would be to advertise the equipment and reach out to prospective buyers. For that, you need to find out the newspaper which has a wide circulation in your city. This will help you to reach out to as many people as possible and guys who have the need to buy a used stuff would get in touch with you. You may not write in length about the equipment. Just keep it short and simple and invite prospects to come and have a look at it.
It is never too difficult to sell of your old equipment if you take the right approach. You will get buyers to sell anything you have in this world. All you need is the right way to put it through to them.