- How to Buy Equipment
The Used Equipment Network database lists over 50,000 individual
pieces of used equipment for sale. Generally speaking, the first step
in buying equipment should be to browse the equipment listings. You
will likely find one or more pieces for sale that will meet your needs.
Many listings are accompanied by pictures and/or detailed specifications;
these are indicated by the little camera at the start of the listing
text. Clicking on the camera will display the additional information.
Under each listing (or group of similar listings for sale by the same seller)
you will find the company name, location, telephone and email for the
selling dealer. You should contact the dealer directly for more information
and pricing. If you wish to buy the item, make all arrangements directly
with the selling dealer.
If you don't find the particular piece of equipment you need, the next
step is to enter a "wanted" listing. This will require you to
log on so we have your contact information. When you enter a wanted
listing, we will email it overnight to all dealers who handle that
type of equipment and then display your listing on the site for 30 days.
Because end-user listings are available only to dealers, you will not
see your own listing if you look at the list of wanteds on the site.
Of course, you can always see your own listings by clicking the
"See my listings" link at the top right of the screen after
you log on.
Another approach is to find dealers who specialize in the type of
equipment you need and ask them to help you find it. Also, it is often
possible to modify equipment to meet your needs; examples would be
changing electrics to your voltage requirements, adding material
feeding options, or retrofitting with CNC controls. This is especially
true of heavier industrial machinery and electrical switchgear but may
apply to almost anything.