Closing Up Shop: How To Go About Selling On Your Salon Equipment When You’re Shutting Down

By Salon Gold on July 6th, 2018

While closing your salon may seem like a tiresome job, shifting all of your old salon equipment doesn’t have to be. The beauty of the internet means that now, it’s easier than ever to sell on your old salon equipment. You can even make some money back in the process!

We’ve put together a handy little guide for you to see just how easy selling on your salon equipment can be.

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Facebook/social media

Social media is a great way to sell pre-loved goods. What’s more, the Facebook Marketplace gives you a format for free advertising which can be targeted at a specific demographic. With Facebook Marketplace, you are able to upload pictures and share your ‘for sale’ advertisements across a variety of groups and selling pages. This means you’re reaching out to an audience who specifically looking to buy salon equipment.

Check out this Facebook Group for instance – this is a page set up specifically for the sale of pre-loved salon equipment. Facebook also allows for commenting and instant messaging, meaning potential buyers can contact you in a timely manner and you can respond quickly and effectively, making the chance of a final sale far more likely. The only real downside to this is that you will need a Facebook profile in order to sell this way – although, with more than one billion users on Facebook, you’re probably on there already!

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A more traditional method for selling pre-loved salon equipment would be via a purpose-built selling website, such as eBay or Gumtree. eBay allows users to bid on items, meaning you are able to set a base price (a reserve) on your items and then, potential buyers are encouraged to bid over a period of time. Once the time is up, the highest bidder wins and you get the best price for your equipment.

Gumtree, on the other hand, offers a more static process. On Gumtree, you simply upload a classified advert for your item and then hope that someone contacts you in order to make a purchase. This is great if you don’t have the time to set up an eBay auction, or if you don’t have the time to share your item all over social media. A downside to this is that, sometimes, you may be waiting a little while before a sale is made.

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The other option for selling off your used salon equipment is to pop it up on an app like Shpock. Shpock is a boot sale app that allows users to put up their own item listings and advertise things at a price to suit them. You can also specify whether your item is for pick up or delivery and save the hassle of talking with buyers who may not fit your requirements. Best of all, unlike other online marketplaces like eBay, it’s completely free to use.

The internet is full of sites and platforms through which you are able to sell your pre-loved salon equipment. While some require more work than others, selling online is safe, easy and relatively stress-free. By using the internet well, you can make closing your salon a little easier, in the knowledge that someone out there will buy your old salon equipment from you, allowing you to recuperate some hard earned cash in order to get ready for your next venture, whatever that may be!

Where would you look to sell off your old salon equipment? Is there anywhere we’ve missed? Share your thoughts with us in the comments on Facebook and Twitter.

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