5 Tips on Selling Your Used Forklift

People sell their used forklifts for various reasons such as upgrades or space issues. For those of you who are looking for an effective way to market your used forklift, here are 5 straightforward tips that will help you to find a buyer. Contact NFE today for assistance selling your used forklift; we’ll help you get the best deal!

1. Find Out About Your Forklift’s Value

With its compromised appearance & functionality, your used forklift will not get you the same value you paid 5-10 years ago. So be prepared to settle for less. Research and compare your used model against the ones currently on the market. Find out what price others are selling for a similar forklift like yours to plan a price that is both competitive and reasonable.

2. Take Great Photos

To attract buyers, you need to announce the sale through advertisement online and offline. Whether you are going to be advertising online, in a local newspaper, through word of mouth, or via a combination of these methods, taking clear photos that adequately capture the forklift will make it visually appealing for prospective buyers. Remove any clutter for a neat presentation.

3. Describe Your Used Forklift Clearly

Include an honest and clear description of your forklift. While your description does not need to be extensive, you should provide a short & generalized description that accurately reflects its condition. Things you might include in bullet points are model, year, and overall condition. This is also a great opportunity to highlight certain attractive characteristics. Has an important part of your forklift been recently replaced? What kind of people would need this type of forklift?

4. Sell Your Used Forklift with Confidence

The way you present your forklift greatly affects how your buyer views it. So, know your lines and be ready to “sell” your used forklift. Highlight its attractive features and be frank about its defects. If the forklift needs repair, know the approximate cost so you will be ready to convince the buyer that the repair cost is minimal in comparison to all of its benefits.

5. Be Prepared for Negotiation

No matter how well you “sell” your forklift, you are likely going to run into some levels of price negotiation. Do not be offended when the buyer tries to settle for less. Instead, be understanding and listen to what your buyer has to say. One thing to remember is that you do not want to spend too much time talking or looking for the perfect buyer. If the buyer is sincerely interested in closing the sale and the offer is reasonable, you might consider your forklift sold!

After you sell your forklift, consider upgrading your fleet or replacing your previous lift with a different type or manufacturer. Lucky for you, National Forklift Exchange offers used forklifts for sale in an array of types and styles. Check out our inventory today and make sure your material handling fleet is operating at full tilt.

About Tom Reddon

Tom has been involved in the forklift industry since 1986. He loves doing research, blogging, and speaking about forklifts. You can contact Tom on his Twitter or Google+ profiles.

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