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Offline applianceswanted

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Used Appliance Business Resource Thread
« on: October 13, 2015, 06:55:58 PM »

Let this thread be a resource to those in the Used Appliance Business. We all know that used appliances are highly sought out by consumers to save a hefty amount of money instead of buying new. Let's create a nice thread to help those of us that need somewhere to go to know what is profitable, and what to avoid selling.

I'll start it out.

Personally White Top Freezer Refrigerators have been a pretty consistent sale for me. I normally sell them for around $180 in the Los Angeles area with delivery included. I'm barely getting into washers and dryers but haven't really hit it off with the right items.

What have you had luck with?

Offline andersenappliance

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Re: Used Appliance Business Resource Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2015, 11:20:39 AM »
I don't do much trade in used appliances, but back when I did, it was the fridges you mentioned, the whirlpool/kenmore direct drive washers, and gas dryers. 

Dishwashers could not be given away - I suspect because of the install hassle.  Electric dryers were not in demand, and did not get much money.

As I recall, anything that needed install was a waste of time: d/w's, cook tops, over range microwaves, etc. 

I expect if you focused on basic white goods, you'd do alright.

Offline Patricio

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Re: Used Appliance Business Resource Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2015, 02:43:22 PM »
Used appliances are so ready available here of craigslist, they do not go for more than $100.  Not worth the effort or expense of repairing.
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Offline Jdm

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Re: Used Appliance Business Resource Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 08:04:50 PM »
We are in the used appliance business & have been since the 70s. the used business is great today. We buy about 125 to 200 pieces a month
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