One of our many services, among installing, repairing, and maintaining both new and used household appliances, is offering used appliance sales to our happy customers. Buying new appliances for your home can be the facelift your house needs, but we know that financially, it’s not always possible to buy new. This is why we offer sales on used appliances, and you can trust the appliances that we screen to re-sell. Buying used appliances can be advantageous for many reasons. You can save an average of 50% on your appliance when compared to the retail price. You can trust us – we test, repair, clean, and retest every appliance that we sell, and we’ll even repaint your appliance to get rid of chipped paint or rust spots.
Keep reading to learn more about buying and selling used household appliances:
- Why buy used household appliances?
- How and where to sell your used appliances
- Selling your used appliances online
Why Buy Used Household Appliances?
Is it worth buying used household appliances?
It depends. To start, you can negotiate the price when you buy used. You can’t always negotiate the price of a new appliance, because there are restrictions on what associates can and can’t sell an appliance for. But when you buy used, the salesperson may be more open to negotiations. That being said, when you buy an appliance used, there’s no warranty to protect your purchase like there is with a new appliance.
You might get lucky and find that used appliances are not really used! You could buy a “used” oven that was a floor model in a big name store, or a brand-new refrigerator that wouldn’t fit in a previous buyer’s home. When you buy an appliance from someone’s home, you can expect more use, but in some cases when you buy used, your appliance hasn’t actually been used much (or at all). The disadvantage to this is that it might be difficult to find a matching suite. If you score a used refrigerator that’s only slightly used, you may have a tough time finding a matching range and dishwasher.
How and Where to Sell Your Used Appliances
Do you need to sell your used household appliances? Whether you’re upgrading out of necessity, or you’re just ready for a home makeover, here are some places you can sell your used household appliances:
Sell to Local Appliance Stores
If you don’t want to list online or deal with setting up a garage sale, you can sell your appliances to a local appliance store. Often times they have a used section as well as brand new appliances.
Make sure to call ahead and do some research to see what kind of pricing they offer. Also, specify if they will pick up and what type of charge it will cost. Sometimes, they will have it be a flat fee which is a great option if you have more than one item to sell.
Check with Resellers
Along with local appliance stores you can also sell items to local resellers. Check on Craigslist to see if you can find any. Typically, this will yield the lowest return as they are also trying to make a profit. But, if you need cash quick this is another viable option.
Have a Garage Sale
Garage sales are more old school than listing online but still a great way to sell your appliances for cash! There are still people who love Garage Sales and even apps like Varagesale and Yard Sale Treasure Map that can help you find garage sales near you!
A lot of buyers that visit garage sales are an older demographic who tend to enjoy the human interaction and seeing the items in person. Make sure you have the items in great condition and available to be picked up immediately.
Sell to Scrap Metal Recyclers
Depending on where you live in the United States, selling your appliances to a scrap metal recycler is another great option. But this option won’t be as easy as some of the others listed.
Not only do you need to transport the item you need to take it apart as they only will accept certain parts for each appliance. They tend to pay per pound but don’t accept just anything.
Make sure to contact several scrap metal recyclers if possible as they can pay different amounts. Plus, some of these facilities won’t accept scrap metal so make sure to do your homework before loading up your appliances and heading over.
Recycle For a Reward
18 of the 50 states allow you sell your appliances and make money via recycling. While the amount isn’t much, usually ranging from $25-$100 this is an option that is good for the environment and your wallet.
1-800-GOT-JUNK may be another great option with minimal stress to get rid of unwanted appliances. You can schedule a no-obligation appointment online or contact them via phone.
They will come to your home and give you an estimate based on everything they will remove. Their prices are based on the total volume of how much your “junk” is taking in the truck. They will help you move the item, regardless of where it is in your home, and load into their truck.
They donate or recycle as much as possible and will charge you a one-time fee. If there isn’t a franchise close to you there might be a local establishment similar to 1-800-GOT-JUNK to help you as well.
Donate Large Appliances
If you want to simply get rid of your appliances and aren’t worried about the cash, you can also choose to donate them as well. Not only will this good deed help others in need it can be used as a tax write off in the future.
Selling Your Used Appliances Online
Maybe you’d rather sell your used household appliances online. Perhaps selling these items online will get you the best bang for your buck. But selling anything online takes more work, so how can you capitalize the most on your effort? The most common place to sell used appliances, or anything locally, is still Craigslist. But with Facebook Marketplace and apps like Offer Up, it doesn’t hurt to list them in several places as well. Here are some helpful tips from MoneyPeach – good luck selling!
- Use an interesting title for your post.
- Create an exciting description of your item(s).
- Link to helpful resources.
- Take excellent photos of your item(s).
- Price your appliance competitively.
- Specify if you’ll deliver.
- Specify payment methods and your refund policy.
- Include the best contact information for you.
- Make sure to close the deal!
If you’re planning to buy a household appliance used, you might also consider hiring a professional to evaluate your appliance. Trust us – this is an expense that’s worth it, because think of the money you’ll save in the long run by buying used! The downside to buying used is that you may have to arrange your own delivery. This can be tricker with larger appliances. When you buy new, consider all the added costs, and figure out if you’re really getting a deal.Deciding to buy a new or a used appliance can be a tough call, but we’re here to help! At Bell’s Appliance Service, we want to help you with all your installation, repair, and maintenance needs when it comes to household appliances. Give us a call today!