Whether you're buying or selling a used spray foam rig or used spray foam equipment, everyone wants to get the best deal possible in order to be competitive in the market place. Buying used spray foam equipment that you don't see in person can pose challenges unless you know what to ask. The following are things to consider in order to have a successful purchase and how to prepare to have a successful sale.
Buying Used Spray Foam Equipment
There are a number of questions a buyer should ask before making a purchase. The following is a check list of basic questions that should be asked.
- How old is the equipment?
How has the equipment been maintained?
- When was the last time it was used?
Are any repairs needed?
- Has the equipment value been appraised?
- How quickly does the seller need to sell?
It is important for first-time buyers of used spray foam equipment to seek proper training in how to use and maintain their equipment. Understanding how to operate the equipment will ensure that jobs are done professionally. The Spray foam business is a continuous learning process. Understanding how to maintain the equipment will extend the life of the equipment and decrease or eliminate any down time. Several training entities can be found throughout Spray Foam Insider’s website. Companies that provide you with training should stand by you in the future should questions arise.
Selling Used Spray Foam Equipment
To get top dollar, make sure your rig or equipment is as clean as possible both inside and out. The effort is worth the extra dollars and makes for a faster sale. Make sure your items are in working order. If some are not, be sure to be up front with the buyer about what is needed. Buyers are more apt to purchase if they feel the seller is being honest. Make sure all hoses have been flushed clean. Equipment that has been sitting for a while can make cleaning much more difficult or can lead to making hoses and parts impossible to repair.
The Transaction Process and Transporting Your Equipment
Many do not understand the buying and selling transaction process. There are a number of ways a purchase or sale can be done. It is normal for buyers to provide the seller with an agreeable deposit or down payment to secure the deal. A title can be provided to the buyer so that he/she can establish the authenticity of the it, i.e. that what is being paid for is indeed what has been advertised. The balance of the sale can be paid at this time and arrangements made for the transport of the spray foam rig or spray foam equipment. There are a number of companies that provide hauling services for spray foam rigs. Equipment shipping is easier and can be arranged through a trucking company.
Advertising Your Spray Foam Equipment
There are a number of ways to advertise; however, some can be costly. Selling and buying on eBay can be quite expensive because they take a set percentage of the purchase price and buyers and sellers must wait for money to be transferred. Craig's List is free; however, many spray foam equipment buyers and sellers just aren't looking there. Websites that specialize in selling spray foam equipment is a better option since that's where the buyers and sellers of spray foam equipment will be looking the most. Ask the advertising company about any fees and if they are negotiable. Ask if they will be advertising your equipment dynamically--through social media and/or newsletters. Dynamic advertising is always best because it gets the word out to potential buyers and sellers in a number of different ways, rather than waiting for someone to stumble on to your ad.
Let Spray Foam Insider sell your used spray foam rigs and/or equipment fast. The ad is free.
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