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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Ways To Sell Your Fork Lift And Tips On Fork Lift Adverts

Ways To Sell Your Fork Lift And Tips On Fork Lift Adverts
Often companies come to the point where they need to sell their fork lift truck, whether they are no longer trading, or their requirements may change and so need a different type of fork lift and so on. Selling a fork lift truck can sometimes be a little tricky especially if you try selling it privately. You want to be sure that you are getting a good price for your forklift based on its age, condition, and how much you paid out for it, but you also need to price it right and not too high to avoid deterring potential customers.

A great way to sell your fork lift is through a dealer. Dealers have regular contact with companies and people who are always looking for a bargain and who are looking for fork lift trucks. They will have experience in selling all kinds of fork trucks and so they can advise you on how much you can sell it for and they will get the truck sold quickly with no fuss. The dealer will be able to handle all parts of the selling process for you, the advertising, the marketing, the write up of the advert, handling the incoming calls and questions, and make the sale all the way to the end. Of course this service comes at a price and so be sure to check with them first what their fee is but usually it is well worth the cost. Many dealers charge a percentage of what they sell the truck for which gives them incentive to not lower the price just to get it sold.

Another way of selling your fork lift is by auction. There are many auctioning companies around today that handle everything for you, they again usually take a percentage of the selling price, but it gets the fork lift sold for the highest price. Auctions can either be held in person or online.

Tips On Fork Lift Adverts

Selling a fork lift truck can be quite hard as there is only a small select audience that is looking to buy one. There are several ways to sell a fork lift privately, setting up an advert and advertising online or locally is one of the most favoured. Selling your forktruck this way means that everything is reliant on your advert, the text needs to be perfect and the pictures should be complimentary of the machine.

A good rule of thumb when writing your fork lift advert is to not lie, if the machine has dents or scratches then simply be honest and show them in the photographs and state so in the description. It is much worse to try and hide the dents as the buyer will not trust you and wonder what else you are lying about which could cost the sale.

When taking the photos for the advert always conduct a little prep work on the fork lift. Give it a good clean so it will look as good as it can in the advert, remember to clean the inside as well as the outside. If possible have a professional photographer take the pictures of the fork lift as they will know which light is best and good positions. The buyer will want to see close ups of the truck as well as the whole thing and so take a range of the engine, in the cab, the outside, the cage and so on. Always clear the space where the photographs of the fork lift will be taken, the only thing in the shot should be the fork lift.

Putting the advert together is equally important. Place the wording around the photographs so it is attention grabbing and easy to read. Let the pictures do most of the talking whilst giving all the information needed. Always think what you would want to know or see if you were buying a fork lift.


If you are looking for forktruck or a fork lift take a look at Fork Truck Solutions' website.