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    Suggestions on selling large/heavy Commercial/Industrial equipment

    So, I've picked up a few things at auction over the last couple of weeks. I'm fairly sure I've covered my costs just with the scrap value of this stuff, but at the same time, I hate to see usable stuff get scrapped. Anyone have suggestions on how/where to market or advertise some of the really big commercial and industrial components? I've seen websites of Industrial supply companies offering to buy stuff, but my last experience with them was that mostly what they wanted to do was have me give them pictures, then they'd list it on their website for sale, but I had to store the stuff at my location. That doesn't work for me for the really bulky stuff at this point as my storage space is pretty much my house and carport.

    So I'd love any general tips, but I also have a few specific items I'd love opinions on.


    I picked up a Sullair 10-40 Industrial Air compressor in a cabinet

    A giant pulley (sorry, no idea what it's from and I can't post links yet)

    A giant IGE industrial fan.



    And then I have a Magnetek E601 50HP three phase motor that weighs 700 lbs.

    Obviously, I've got scrap value to fall back on, but if someone has some inspiration of what industries might use these on a used basis so I could hunt for buyers, I'd appreciate it.


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    Haul everything into the nearest auction, at the end of the day everything will have sold.

    I love auctions.
    The art of survival is a story that never ends. American Hustle.

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    But I just bought it from the nearest auction!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elitts View Post
    But I just bought it from the nearest auction!
    Then maybe you should consider becoming a licensed auctioneer.

    Think about it, low overhead as most auctions are conducted onsite of the equipment owner who in addition to letting the space at no cost pays the auctioneer a commission.

    Often people living nearby will bring the odd bit to add into the sale.and here I thought pimps were the worse of humanity.

    https://www.auctionschools.com/?gcli...SAAEgJNm_D_BwE

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    Never hurts to get in touch with manufacturers to see if they sell refurbished machines

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    Quote Originally Posted by elitts View Post
    But I just bought it from the nearest auction!
    Lololol

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    You can use search engines for faster transactions. just be careful.

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    There's a sucker born every minute” — P.T. Barnum's most famous words

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    It is of popular opinion that P.T. Barnum never said that, as the word sucker was not used in that way in his day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChildhoodDream View Post
    It is of popular opinion that P.T. Barnum never said that, as the word sucker was not used in that way in his day.
    Can't even rely on google translate.

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