If you’re looking to make a bit of extra money, maybe in your spare time, find a potential second job, or if you’re thinking of maybe one day starting your own business, you may be interested in the idea of repairing hardware and tools, and then selling them on to the public or even to other businesses.
There are ample opportunities to get into this potentially-lucrative sideline and turn it into something that might possibly provide you with a decent second income, or indeed that may pave the way to becoming the foundation of a flourishing new business. However, you’ll have to be careful where you get liquidation hardware and tools you plan to repair and sell from – buy what could be some of the most profitable wholesale items at the wrong price and you’ll likely not make a cent. And what’s the point of that?
So, where can you source hardware and tools – be they liquidated electric fans, AC units or plug-in fires, or be they saws, drills or workbenches – at a fair price that won’t break the bank and, more importantly, won’t leave you out of pocket when it comes to selling these repaired items on to your growing number of customers?
Well, you could consider sourcing from a traditional wholesaler, or you could try your hand down at your local salvage yard. However, by far the best way to source the hardware and tools you’re looking for is by buying returns pallets from an online liquidation marketplace.
An online liquidation marketplace is a web-based platform where big-name retailers such as Costco, Walmart, Target and even Amazon can dispose of their unwanted merchandise quickly and efficiently. In the case of hardware and tools, a liquidation marketplace offers pallets of untested customer returns that come directly from the big retailers. It’s these returns that should be of interest to you if you’re considering making money from repairs.
How so? Well, customer return pallets of untested hardware and tools contain lots of items from power saws to screwdriver sets, from lamps and light fittings to liquidated TV units and stands, and they’re all in a variety of conditions from ‘as new’, to slightly and noticeably damaged, to ‘tested-not-working’. And because a liquidator sources its pallets of untested customer returns from some of the biggest names in retail in the United States, you’ll find hardware and tools from some of the biggest manufacturers in the business, such as Black and Decker, Philips and Stanley all up for grabs on a liquidator’s shelves.
As we’ve already explained, the very best place to source all the hardware and tools you could ever hope to repair is an online liquidation marketplace. You’ll find it easy to navigate to exactly what type of untested customer returns you’re looking for thanks to a marketplace’s handy drop-down category functions and search feature. Then it’s just a matter of browsing through the huge selection of liquidated stock on offer – with new ones appearing daily, by the way – and setting up a live alert to notify when the auction for that particular pallet is about to start.
Sold via live auctions on a liquidator’s site, bidding for a pallet – or pallets – of liquidated hardware or tools is easy. And if your bid is successful, the liquidator will handle the rest, shipping your pallet to your address from one of many distribution centers located throughout the United States quickly, safely and efficiently.
And with the unique relationship liquidators enjoy with some of the biggest retailers in the land, you can rest assured that the merchandise you buy from an online liquidation business will be of the very highest quality, and it will be offered at the very lowest price.
And that’s not all. As well as offering a massive range of untested customer returns for you to get your teeth into, a liquidator – who has not only their own reputation to uphold, but also that of partner companies such as Walmart – is committed to not only providing you with the best merchandise at the best price, but is also committed to excellent customer service, first-class logistics when it comes to shipping and handling and a 90-day warranty on all purchases that offer even more peace of mind.
Whether you’re an enthusiastic hobbyist on the lookout for a bit of top-up income, or you’re looking to start your own business, buying pallets of untested customer returns from online wholesale suppliers such as Direct Liquidation is a way of getting all the hardware and tools you need to get repairing and selling.
And once you do have the customer returns you plan to repair and sell, there are, of course, a huge range of options where you can sell them to the public and even to other businesses. Thanks to sites such as Amazon and eBay, it’s never been easier to set up your own store through which you can sell directly to the public. Fees and taxes apply, of course, so it’s important to do your research. But if you’ve bought from a liquidator, you can rest assured the low price you’ve paid for the hardware and tools you plan to sell through these online marketplaces will cover these costs, and still leave a wide enough margin to make a profit.
You may also want to consider the country’s thriving flea market scene. There are flea markets located throughout the country. With low stall fees and plenty of pitches available, if you book early enough, they’re a great way of selling your repaired hardware and tools to the public direct.
However you choose to sell to the public, you can make money repairing hardware and tools if you keep things simple. By cutting out the wholesaler middleman and going directly to a reputable, top-tier liquidator, you’ll have a plentiful supply of repairable customer returns that you’ll be able to buy at a price that will make it easy to return a healthy profit when it comes time to sell to the public. Buying customer returns wholesale from a liquidator really is the way to go.
We could all do with a bit of extra income these days. There’s a way of making that extra income if you’re technically or mechanically minded, and that’s by repairing untested customer returned hardware and tools bought from a liquidator such as Direct Liquidation. Who knows? Play your cards right and you could even turn a nice little side earner into a full-time – and very lucrative – career. Good luck!
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