Eiffel 101: 6 Options for Selling Precast NYSDOT Barriers

NYSDOT barrier walls are concrete barriers used to direct traffic, reduce speeds within construction zones, and shield motorists, pedestrians, and workers from potential dangers. NYSDOT barrier walls include all types of precast concrete construction barriers that have been approved by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) for highway, bridge, and road projects.

Since precast NYSDOT barriers are durable and come in standardized sizing, they retain their value after use and can be resold for a profit. There are six main avenues for selling used NYSDOT barriers: on a global trading platform, at auction, through an online materials seller, on a local listing site, through a broker, or on Eiffel Trading’s Online Marketplace. Here, we outline the pros and cons of each selling option in order to help you determine the best strategy for selling your precast NYSDOT barriers.

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Option 1: Sell your NYSDOT barriers on a global goods trading platform.

You can list supplies on an online global goods marketplaces to reach large audiences and sell your materials around the world. Unfortunately, since NYSDOT barriers are designed for use in the state of New York, you’ll be unable to take advantage of these global perks. Furthermore, global goods marketplaces often charge sellers a fee to list their products for sale. This fee can range up to hundreds of dollars per listing, depending on the platform and the product being sold. Additionally, most global goods marketplaces take days and sometimes even weeks to push new listings live. This delay often applies to sellers who don't pay extra for a membership through the platform, and it can be frustrating if you need to sell your NYSDOT barriers quickly. Overall, global goods trading platforms feature large audiences, but the extra fees and limited network may outweigh the advantages.

Option 2: Sell your NYSDOT barriers to an online materials seller.

While global goods marketplaces offer a broad range of products from sellers around the world, online materials sellers focus on selling construction materials to contractors and other buyers in the local area. This is relevant if you’re looking to list your used NYSDOT barriers, since these types of barriers are designed for use within the state of New York.
When you work with an online materials seller to sell your precast NYSDOT barriers, they’ll start by offering you a quote. The quote will include how much they’re willing to pay for your barriers based on a range of factors, including their condition, age, and the current market demand for NYSDOT barriers in your region. Unfortunately, though online materials sellers cater to local sales, they typically offer quotes lower than market value for NYSDOT barriers since they need to turn around and resell the barriers for a profit themselves.

Option 3: List your precast NYSDOT barriers on a local listing website

A less popular local option for selling NYSDOT barriers is to use a listing website. These sites allow you to connect with buyers in your area. However, when you use a local listing website to sell your precast NYSDOT barriers, you'll be responsible for handling the sale from start to finish. This includes creating the listing, communicating with potential buyers, negotiating the price, and facilitating the transfer of the materials. This can be time consuming and can add stress, especially if you're dealing with difficult or unreliable buyers.

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Option 4: Sell your precast NYSDOT barriers at auction.

Using an auction house is an easy way to hand off your NYSDOT barriers with minimal work, since auction houses handle the logistics and will act as an intermediary between you and potential buyers. The downside is that you don’t get to name your price or keep your selling rights at auction, you’ll have to pay a seller’s fee, and you won’t have the benefit of selling your NYSDOT barriers to the most interested buyer who needs it for their project. Rather, your barriers will likely be sold to an auction attendee looking to get a good deal, who may later flip the barriers for a profit themselves. This means you’ll make a smaller profit for your barriers than if you’d chosen a different selling avenue.

Option 5: Work with a broker to sell your precast NYSDOT barriers.

Much like an online materials seller, brokers can provide you with a network of buyers who are interested in purchasing your used NYSDOT barriers. For a fee, brokers can also act as an intermediary and will handle the sale, taking much of the responsibility off your shoulders. The downside is that many brokers have smaller selling networks when compared to online platforms, which may reduce your chances of finding a buyer willing to pay your desired price.

Option 6: List your precast NYSDOT barriers on Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace.

When you list your precast NYSDOT barriers on Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace for contractors, you’ll maximize your profits, reduce your risk, and enjoy the ease of our free, streamlined platform. Unlike all other avenues, Eiffel Trading’s marketplace allows you to list and sell your NYSDOT barriers at no cost to you. We put your listing in front of local buyers who are interested in your exact item, and we further increase your reach by showcasing your barriers to industry buyers who are shopping for similar materials and encounter yours in the process.

Our team is always standing by if you have questions or need assistance. To get started, email sales@eiffeltrading.com or call us 1-800-541-7998.

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