You’re looking for new construction equipments and you’ve decided to buy used. Smart choice! With the price of gas and the state of the economy, shelling out all that extra cash for a brand new construction equipments when a Used construction equipments can be just as fuel efficient and a much better deal is like tossing your cash into your construction equipment’s fuel tank and literally burning that money away.
Craigslist, constructionequipmentbay.com, construction equipments classifieds, and Used construction equipments search engines like constructionequipmentbay.com make finding Used construction equipments for sale so much easier than ever before. There’s bound to be a few lemons out there that will leave you with more than just a sour taste in your mouth. Making a major purchase like a construction equipments even if, or perhaps especially if, it’s a cheap used construction equipments requires that you do all of your homework. Remain in control and no one will be able to pull the wool over your eyes!
Here are the top ten questions you should ask a used construction equipments seller before you sign on the dotted line:
1. Can you tell me why you’re selling these construction equipments? Used construction equipments dealerships might not know (but they may know why the last owner sold it to them), but all private sellers you might find through Craigslist, eBay, or construction equipments classifieds ought to answer. If possible, watch their facial expressions when they answer, too, in case they’re not being entirely truthful. If they’re moving or can no longer afford payments for the construction equipments, the construction equipments is more likely to be of higher quality. If it’s because it’s very old or has required many repairs, make sure you know if the price is fair and understand what you’re getting into.
2. What is the construction equipment’s mileage? Construction equipments mileage plays a large part in determining the used construction equipment’s value. And remember that used construction equipments odometers can be tampered with, which is why you should ask. And will you allow a test drive? Any Used construction equipments dealership should have no problem letting you test-drive their Equipments for sale for sale around town. Private sellers might be more reticent, but assure them you’ll allow them to accompany you on the trip. Test drives are essential for noticing problems with the construction equipments as well as for making sure that the construction equipments is the right fit for you. You’ll also be able to notice if the odometer appears to be "stuck" or has problems.
4. Will you allow me to make my own inspection? If they’re reputable, both Used construction equipments dealers and private sellers should have no problem with you bringing the construction equipments to a trusted mechanic for a thorough inspection.
5. Are you the original owner of these construction equipments? If you want quality, it’s best to choose used construction equipments for sale by the original owner—unless each owner of the construction equipments used it for a short period of time. This actually isn’t a moot question for a used construction equipments dealer, either; it’s possible that construction equipments were for sale just a few years ago as brand-new construction equipments and never got off the lot.
10. Do you have service or maintenance records for the construction equipments? If the owner has kept good records and has followed the manufacturer’s suggestions for scheduled maintenance like changing oil every so many miles, that would be a good indication of how well the construction equipments was taken care of.