Is it time to retire your machine?
Selling your used CNC machines may appear to be a simple process but it might be more complicated than you think. Selling used CNC machines involved equipment liens, resale certificates and financing a buyer. But worry no more! Used Structural Machinery (USM) is here to partner with you. At USM, we are your ideal channel to take your equipment and place it in the right hands, with the security and confidence that characterises us.
When to retire your machine?
Deciding when to sell your used machine is as crucial as how you will sell it. Assuring potential buyers that your used CNC machine is still in excellent condition, well-maintained, and ready to go into production suited for their requirements is considered equally important.
With this, it is imperative that you must appropriately evaluate the value of the machine, including the costs related to decommissioning and selling it off with the help of an expert partner. Check our list below to help you understand when to retire your machine and how USM can help you sell it off efficiently and effectively:
Ask yourself these questions:
#1 AGE OF THE MACHINE
- How long has the machine served your workshop?
- When the machine has been manufactured?
- The number of hours it has been running?
#2 CONDITION OF THE MACHINE
- How well have you maintained the machine?
- Is it still in excellent condition?
#3 POSITIVE ECONOMIC CONDITIONS
- What is the current state of the economy?
- Is the manufacturing industry growing or is there a slowdown?
#4 HOW OFTEN IT IS USED
- Are there changes in work patterns?
- Are there changes in operations and work requirements?
- Has it been idle for some time?
#5 WHEN COSTS TO KEEP IT IS NO LONGER FAVORABLE
- Are the maintenance costs becoming higher, thus becoming costly?
- Are the consumables and parts still available in the market?
- Are there still a favorable number of operators/technicians familiar with the machine?
If your answers seem unfavourable to the growth, productivity and efficiency of your workshop, it is now time to retire and sell your machine.
ULTIMATE CHECKLIST IN SELLING YOUR USED MACHINERY
#1 MAKE IT PRESENTABLE BY CLEANING IT UP
The very first step in selling your used CNC machine is to make it presentable – clean the machine and its surroundings. Not because it’s a used machine, it doesn’t have to be presented the way new machines are; instead, this assures potential buyers that it does not look worn out and thus, it won’t disappoint them knowing you have taken good care of the machine and are still worthy of being sold to the market.
#2 REMOVE WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
When you take photos/videos of the machine for sale, you need to make sure that any other parts not included in the sale should be removed; or if you are taking the photos/videos while in operation, make sure to put a disclaimer that some parts included in the photo or video are not included. In this way, potential buyers will not be left with the impression that what they see is always included in the sale of the machine.
#3 TAKE GOOD PHOTOS
When taking photos, please make sure that you at least take different angles of the machine. Ideally, 10 to 12 photos are good for advertising, but taking at least 20-30 high-resolution photos is also highly recommended knowing that most potential buyers ask for more.
#4 RECORD A VIDEO WHILE THE MACHINE IS IN OPERATION
Photos alone won’t be sufficient to convince potential buyers of your machine’s capabilities. Taking videos of your machine in operation will earn you more chances of a closed deal. Ideally, 2 to 3 minutes is good, please make sure to capture the most important stages of the production process.
#5 DEFINE THE TECHNICAL DETAILS PRECISELY
Always ensure to provide the technical descriptions as descriptive as possible but avoid being overly detailed. Reserve some room for the potential buyer to inspect the machine in person to ensure that it is suitable for their requirements. Please keep in mind to avoid any promises/claims about the machine’s condition as good as brand new.
READY TO SELL YOUR MACHINERY?
USM sold 3 used CNC machines from a reputable steel fabricator based in Adelaide for three phone calls only. We can do the same for you! Contact our sales team today!
About Used Structural Machinery
With more than 15 years of experience providing solutions for the steel and construction industry, at USM we have positioned ourselves as a worldwide benchmark company in the purchase and marketing of pre-owned machinery.
Likewise, we are made up of a largely technical service team and more than 10,000 m2 of facilities where we supply, install, provide multiple services and supply spare parts and consumables to automated machines throughout the world.
Looking to Buy Used Machinery?
If you are looking for pre-owned machinery opportunities, USM is your best option in the market. Buy with the security and quality that distinguishes us. To learn more, contact us today!
Looking to Sell Used Machinery?
At USM we are your ideal channel to take your equipment and place it in the right hands, with the security and confidence that characterises us.
With the desire to achieve a satisfactory experience, we provide close and professional attention, likewise, we evaluate your machinery to ensure its optimal conditions. You will only sell and USM will take care of the rest!