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How to Get a Forklift Used
If your business is in need of a forklift, know that there are plenty of options for finding a forklift used. Used forklifts usually sell for several thousand dollars cheaper than brand-new pieces of machinery. Used or refurbished forklifts are more than capable of providing all of the same advantages, benefits and features of brand new forklifts, only they require a much smaller investment in the process. There are several different ways that you can go about finding and purchasing a forklift used. You may be able to find used forklifts online, through classified ads, through forklift exchanges, or even though eBay! However if you're hoping to get a warranty, know that many of the top forklift manufacturers also deal used forklifts due to high demand from businesses.
Before you put any money down on a used forklift that you are interested in buying, it would be wise for you to see it in person and really give it a once over. As with any other used vehicle, used forklifts are capable of being in pretty bad shape, and you definitely do not want to end up buying a used forklift that is in need of too many repairs. You are definitely going to want to make sure that the used forklift that you buy is not a lemon.
So where do used forklifts come from, anyway? When you're buying a forklift used, it can be one of the rental forklifts that the company has decided to sell. "Used" can also mean "refurbished." The smartest way to buy a forklift used is from a forklift manufacturer, who often will provide you with a warranty so you know you've made a smart investment. (Buying from individual owners can be risky.) This site is a great way to compare used forklifts from multiple forklift dealers.
Ask about a warranty for your used forklift
Luckily, many dealers who specialize in used forklifts and other similar machinery will offer what is essentially a "better than new" guarantee, and the purpose of such a guarantee is to assure you as the buyer that the used forklift or other piece of used machinery that you are interested in purchasing is in fact in really good condition. These warranties often last a great deal longer and offer significantly more extensive coverage than standard warranties designed to cover brand new forklifts in order to make sure that you are in fact buying a good piece of machinery.
So...who sells forklifts used?
Many dealers that deal in new forklifts will also sell you used forklifts. They make take these pieces of machinery in as trade-ins for people who are looking for new ones in the same way that car dealerships will do. There are a number of well known and reputable options for used forklifts as well that can be found no matter what region of the country you are in, and there are also reputable online dealers as well. Purchasing over the internet can be a little more risky because the buyer is not always able to examine the vehicle he is interested in, but these deals still usually work themselves out in the end.
There are also companies that specialize specifically in used forklifts, and they buy them from sellers, get them working better than before and resell them online or through local channels. These are often superb machines and well worth buying because they have been improved upon before they have been resold. Another place that you can find used forklifts online is through eBay, and they can often be found at a very large discount but they do not always allow for inspection or test driving before purchasing, so caution should absolutely be exercised when purchasing through this channel.
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