How To Sell Your Surplus Machinery


How To Sell Your Surplus Machinery

You’ve decided you no longer need a machine and want to sell it but where do you start?

You could try and sell the machine yourself but do you really have the time to market your machine, arrange on-site demonstrations, organise the dismantling and logistics and be on hand to answer follow-up calls and on-going technical questions? For many, this approach to selling machinery is a false economy. But, there is a much simpler and quicker alternative: Ferwood.

With over 40 years of experience buying and selling woodworking machinery, it’s our job to make selling your surplus machinery as easy as possible and because we hold hundreds of machines in stock, we don’t need to have a buyer waiting in the wings before we can buy a machine from you. If the machine ticks the box, we work with you to arrange a suitable removal date.

Ferwood also takes the hassle out of removing the machine. Our experienced team organises everything around you. From the initial risk assessment checks and insurance, to arranging engineers, cranes and lorries, we cover every aspect of the move, so you don’t have to.

So, what do you need to do to get stated?

It’s pretty simple. Firstly, it’s always a good idea to have some monitory expectations when selling a machine. Having a rough idea of how much you would accept for your surplus machine could simplify your decision and make the process even easier. Then, when making the call to Ferwood, be ready with the make and model number of your machine and take a note of the age and any technical features unique to that machine. An easy way to check this is to have a copy of the original machinery specification or order confirmation to hand. Any outstanding finance agreement on the machine will also be needed.

We will also ask for some images of the machine and the plate. Clear shots of the complete machine and close-ups of its key features, like a CNC’s tool changer, spindles and operating system are important. It’s also worth recording a short video of the machine running. This will help us agree a selling price more quickly. It really is that straightforward.

So what are you waiting for? Call Ferwood today.