Are you in the market to buy equipment, but unable to afford something fresh off the factory assembly line? Or do you need equipment for occasional or light use, not something that needs to withstand the rigor of heavy, daily operation? If your company is in either situation, it makes sense to buy used equipment.
According to industrial equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, “buying used heavy machines can save you anywhere from 25 percent and up off the original price while providing nearly identical productivity, technology, and efficiency.” Used equipment also expands the selection of equipment from which to choose: that discontinued model might be just what your company needs. In addition, that new-equipment smell doesn’t last long and the excitement of having purchased something right off the assembly line fades quickly when the resale value drops the moment it leaves the dealer’s hands.
Used equipment depreciates more slowly in resale value and may even qualify for lower insurance premiums. Purchasing used equipment the same as or similar to what you already have may also result in a faster transition to work, because your employees will already be familiar with that generation of technology. The savings you realize from buying used equipment may be sufficient to fund a new hire’s salary, employee bonuses, or the purchase of other equipment or technology upgrades.
Selling equipment that you no longer use, that cannot sustain the daily rigor of heavy use, or that no longer meets your need is a good way to recoup a portion of your investment in that equipment and may even net enough to fund a deposit on new equipment that you do need. It’s also a good way to reuse, recycle, or repurpose equipment in whole or in part. For instance, my brother once purchased a used ambulance and converted it into an ice cream truck. His little side business made him the most popular guy in his neighborhood as well as provided a summer’s employment to his teenage daughter. NAPSA’s classified listings make selling and finding used power sweeping equipment easy.
The classified ads page on the NAPSA website categorizes used equipment offered for sale under four groups for easy sorting: regenerative air sweeper trucks, vacuum sweeper trucks, broom sweeper trucks, and other. The site offers an advanced search function that enables you to search via other parameters, such as keywords, source (i.e., who posted the advertisement), and minimum and maximum prices.
NAPSA’s classified ads are self managed by the member companies who post those ads. Quick links to place or edit an advertisement without a middleman. To place an advertisement, you must first select the advertisement category and the type of listing. Choose your ad duration: one month ($40), three months ($100), six months ($150), and year-long ($250). In order to continue the process to list your used equipment, you must answer a simple math equation to prove you’re a real human being. Further steps in the process prompt you for information regarding the item to be sold and the seller’s contact information. You may upload up to three images of the item to be sold. You must agree to NAPSA’s terms of service to continue.
Once your advertisement is published, you can modify it through the NAPSA website as needed. NAPSA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding any items listed within the classified advertisements posted on its website.