What are the Options for Selling H-Pile Beams?
Due to the durability and longevity of steel, H-pile can be uninstalled and resold after use. If you have excess H-pile, there are benefits to selling the material 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 materials.
There are many avenues for selling used H-pile and making a profit. Here, we outline the main options for selling your used steel H-pile.
1. Sell your steel H-pile on a global trading platform.
Online global marketplaces allow you to sell materials like steel H-pile through their websites. These sites are convenient and serve a wide market, though they often charge sellers a fee to list their products for sale, which cuts into your profits. Furthermore, most global marketplaces take days to push listings live, especially if you don’t pay extra for a membership through their platform.
Pros: Large market of buyers looking for steel H-pile.
Cons: Listing materials on a global marketplace typically costs a fee, which cuts into your profits. Some sites take days to push listings live.
2. Sell your steel H-pile at auction.
Selling your steel H-pile at auction is a quick way to get rid of the materials without having to interact directly with the buyer. Auction houses handle the logistics of the sale and act as an intermediary between you and the buyer.
The downside of selling your steel H-pile at auction is that 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 have the benefit of selling your pile to the most interested buyer who needs it for their project. Rather, your used h-pile will be sold to an auction attendee looking to get a good deal, who may later flip the pile for a profit themselves. This means you’ll most likely make less money for your materials.
Pros: Quick turnaround, no need to interact with the buyer.
Cons: You don’t get to name your price or keep your selling rights. You’ll pay a selling fee, which cuts into your profits.
3. Sell your steel H-pile to an online materials seller.
Online material sellers are usually local mom and pop operations that cater to small contractors. When you work with a materials seller online, they’ll give you a quote for how much they’re willing to pay for your pile. In most cases, online sellers offer under market value for materials since they’ll need to turn around and resell the pile for a profit themselves.
Pros: Often local, caters to small sellers.
Cons: Offers less than market value for steel H-pile.
4. List your H-pile on local listing sites like Craigslist and eBay.
Some sellers choose to list their H-pile on Craigslist, eBay, and other sites. These sites can connect you with contractors looking for steel H-pile. The downside is you’ll be responsible for handling the sale start to finish, and there are no avenues for dispute if the sale falls through. In addition, because these sites are for general resale, contractors are not often searching them for heavy civil material. Therefore, sites like eBay and Craigslist are not the best options.
Cons: You’ll handle everything start to finish, including some assumed
5. Work with an individual broker.
Working with an individual broker is another way to sell your used H-pile without having to interact directly with the buyer. Using a broker means you’ll be able to lean on the broker’s network, though some brokers have smaller selling networks when compared to online platforms.
Pros: You’ll take advantage of a broker’s local network.
Cons: Brokers tend to have smaller selling networks compared to online platforms.
6. List your used H-pile on an online marketplace for contractors.
Marketplaces like Eiffel Trading allow you to list your steel H-pile for free, set your price, sell for a profit, and retain your selling rights. We put your listing in front of buyers who are interested in your exact item and will 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. Listing your equipment on our online platform requires minimal effort, and your steel H-pile will not leave your possession until the sale is complete. When you sell a steel H-pile on Eiffel Trading, you’ll never pay a listing or commission fee.
Pros: You set your price, retain your selling rights, and pay no listing
fees or commission fees. If ever you have questions or need assistance, we have a sales team standing by to help you.
Buy and Sell with Eiffel Trading
Eiffel Trading’s online marketplace allows heavy civil and marine contractors to both buy and sell used material and equipment. In addition to used h-pile beams, our online marketplace also boasts used sheet pile, used w-beams, used pipe pile, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.