Want the highest possible value for your used robot? With a little bit of preparation you'll be able to sell your robot faster and for more.
- Don't Cut Robot Cables
Resist the urge to remove the cables for your robot, tooling, or controller. Stripping the cabling from your robot system is equivalent to stripping dollars off your final sale price.
- The Dangers of Selling Parts
If you want to receive the best possible price for your robot, it's wise to keep all the parts together. You may think it won't affect the overall price of your robot if you sell the teach pendant or an amp, but your eventual robot sale price will be much higher if the entire system is intact.
- Be Knowledgeable
It is very helpful to know the manufacturer and model of the robot you are trying to sell before you start the robot selling process. You'll also need to inspect your robot for completion prior to calling buyers. Are all the important parts intact? Has anything been damaged or parted out? This knowledge will save you time and effort when discussing the robot with potential buyers.
- Pictures are Important
One of the first things buyers ask for is pictures of the robot you have for sale. These pictures don't have to be glamour shots, but they do need to show all the important items being sold: robot, controller, tooling, etc. Having photos on hand will speed up the selling process and may even lead to a higher sale price.
- The Last 6 Months
During the last half year where has your robot been and what has it been doing? Buyers will be able to determine a lot about your robot if they know its activities for the past half year. Was the robot working in a foundry, performing arc welding, or sitting in a storage facility?
- Special Equipment
Anything beyond the robot and controller is considered special equipment (EOAT, tracking, positioners, turntables). These items typically increase your selling price. Remember to inform buyers about these items and send pictures.
- Starting Price
You often receive a higher selling price for your robot if you provide the buyers with a reference point. Inform them of your estimate or any amount left on the books, and the buyers will be more likely to meet your asking price.
Have a robot for sale? RobotWorx buys used robots of all makes and models. We even promise to pay 10% more than the competition. Call us today at 740-251-4312.