Selling Gym Equipment
When it comes to selling gym equipment, people have a variety or different reasons. Among the most popular is, of course, the fact that they just do not use it enough to justify the space it occupies. Others are simply upgrading. Regardless of your reasons, this guide is intended to help you get the most out of your sale.
The best place to begin is by finding some reviews online that talk about the pros and cons of your equipment. For instance, elliptical machine reviews might talk about how certain machines seem to last for ever, while others need regular maintenance. It is important for you to know this information because you can bet the person wishing to buy the equipment is going to also look for reviews, and you do not want to be surprised by any questions. Not to mention, if you find good reviews of the product you are selling, you can include them in your product description.
The next thing you will want to do, is take a complete inventory of the equipment you are looking to sell. The best way to do this is by giving it a good cleaning. Cleaning will not only add value to your equipment, but also allow you to better understand any potential issues that you can bring up to the buyer. Being up front about any problems or issues is always the best practice and will lead to fewer complications during and after the sale.
Once you have a good idea of what the community is saying about your equipment (reviews) and what the general condition is of the item, the next critical step is writing a good product description. You need to be as accurate as possible, yet also write a compelling description that will make your potential buyer become interested in your item. It is always a good idea to include a “call to action” (ie. must sell, call today, etc…). Following this, decide where you are going to advertise your gear. The local newspaper and Craigslist are terrific options , as the buyer will most likely be local (important for pick up/delivery). Ebay can also be a good option for many.
Finally, you will need to come up with a plan for delivering your item to the buyer. This may become more complicated if you are selling something like an elliptical machine or home gym. If you foresee this being an issue, offer to take a few dollars off the price for a pick up.