Eiffel 101: 5 Tips for Selling Steel Plates

When listing your steel plates for sale, there are certain steps you can take to make your listings more attractive to potential buyers. These include taking quality photos of the plates, showing photos of the plates after they’ve been uninstalled, setting the plates at a fair market price, being upfront about defects, and remembering to include the plates’ certification, when available.

1. Take Quality Photos in Good Light

When you take high quality photos of your steel plates, you’ll enable potential buyers to get a sense of what you’re offering, which can make them more likely to act. Luckily, you don’t need expensive camera equipment to get the best shot; good-quality daylight and a clean phone lens should be enough. Aim to take multiple photos from different angles to ensure you’re showcasing your plates in their entirety.

2. Take Photos of Plates After Uninstalling

Buyers want to know what they’re purchasing, and they might hesitate to complete a sale if they can’t view the entire steel plate. To help make your steel plates more marketable, take photos of the plates after uninstalling.

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3. Set Plates at a Fair Market Price

If your steel plates aren’t selling, it might be because you’re failing to gauge steel’s current market price. Do some research on steel prices and the going rate for similar plates to ensure your setting a fair price. Keep in mind that steel is priced differently depending on location, meaning that your region will affect your price. For example, steel tends to sell for less in rural areas and might be further marked down in order to account for buyer accessibility.

4. Be Upfront About Defects

Never attempt to trick buyers into overlooking a plate’s defects. Instead, be upfront about rust or abnormalities in your steel plates, and price your plates accordingly.

5. Remember to List Certifications

Steel plates that include a certification are more desirable than plates without certification. If your steel plates are certified, be sure to include that information in the listing.

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