4 Options for Selling Your Used Crane Access Trestle
If you have a trestle system that’s out of service, there are many benefits to selling the equipment rather than holding onto it indefinitely: you can make money, save storage space, take advantage of the high demand for steel, and help other contractors who are looking to purchase used equipment. However, when it comes to actually selling the trestle—and making a profit—you may find yourself stumped. Here, we outline four options for selling your used crane access trestle system.
1. Sell your crane access trestle on a global trade platform.
Mega-sites allow you to sell material like crane access trestles through a global online marketplace. Overall, these sites are easy to use, though they charge sellers to list their products (which cuts into your profits) and can take days to push listings live, especially if you don’t pay extra for a membership through their platform.
Cons: Global competition lowers prices and listing costs a fee, meaning you will make less money overall for your crane access trestle.
2. Sell your crane access trestle at auction.
Selling your crane access trestle at auction is a quick way to get rid of the equipment and materials without having to interact directly with the buyer. Rather, the auction house takes care of the logistics and acts as an intermediary between buyer and seller. The downside is that when you sell your crane access trestle at auction, you don’t get to name your price or keep your selling rights, you’ll have to pay a selling fee, and you won’t get the benefit of selling your trestle to the most interested buyer who needs that specific trestle for their project (and is therefore eager and willing to pay more). Rather, your trestle will be sold to an auction attendee looking to get a good deal, who may later flip the trestle for a profit themselves.
Cons: You don’t get to name your price or keep your selling rights, and you’ll have to pay a selling fee.
3. Sell your crane access trestle to an online broker.
When selling to an online broker, you’ll contact the seller, and they will give you a quote for how much they’re willing to pay for your trestle. In most cases, brokers offer you under market value for your equipment, since they’ll need to turn around and resell the trestle for a profit.
Cons: Will pay less than market value for equipment.
4. List your crane access trestle on an online marketplace for contractors.
An online marketplace for contractors such as Eiffel Trading allows you to list your crane access trestle for a fair price and then puts your listing in front of buyers who are interested in your exact item. This type of marketplace allows you to set your price, sell for a profit, and retain your selling rights. It will also help you attract potential industry buyers who are shopping for other materials and stumble upon yours in the process. This can mean a quicker sale and faster profit. When you sell a crane access trestle on Eiffel Trading, you’ll never pay a listing or commission fee—you only have to price and list the access trestle and load it onto the buyer's trucks. Listing your equipment on our online platform requires minimal effort, and your crane access trestle will not leave your possession until the sale is complete.
Pros: You set your price, retain your selling rights, no listing fees, no commission fees, easy to use, a team of real people standing by to help guide you through the process.
Buy and Sell with Eiffel Trading
Whether you’re in the process of buying or selling, Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace is the best choice! Our material options include used crane access trestle, used steel sheet pile, used pipe pile, used steel plates, and so much more.
Ready to sell your used heavy equipment or construction material? List your products today for free on Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace.
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call us at 1-800-541-7998 or email email@example.com.