Darla and Victor – the new restaurant entrepreneur couple from Atlanta, GA – found themselves faced with a major crisis when they were hit with four equipment losses due to basement fire. Victor explains, “It all started from an old outdated electric outlet that was connected to the basement freezers. We had to renovate the entire kitchen and in the meantime, left with no money to pay for brand new equipments in order to replace the damaged ones. I started using the refrigerator and appliances from home to make up for the incoming customer orders and ended up in a snowball situation. We eventually had to seek help from Equipment Street. We are now on the right track again, and I am happy to say that we have the safest and reliable equipments to get the job done.”
Equipment failures like these couples faced are more common than you might think. But the problem is that no one wants to take trouble in finding out the best and cost-effective replacement for the damaged ones. And equipment failures, whether it is in a commercial business or at home, continue to be treated like a dirty little secret. While the majority of us seem satisfied to buy a new one from a local store for whatever price the tag carries, experts recommend that we put some time and effort into doing some research and finding the right one. Of course, figuring out how you are going to get such equipments for the price and quality no one can beat is hard if you don’t have access to internet. If you have never shopped online, there is no time like the present to do so, especially when you are looking for office equipments.
Equipment Street is a website where you can buy, and sell, equipments based on the criteria you place. This website facilitates the acquisition of equipments for your business (restaurant, office, telecom, security, industry, technology, automobile and so on) as well as personal needs by providing a marketplace for buyers and sellers and offering various payment options during transactions.
The purpose of Equipment Street is to take a snapshot of your equipment needs, place it on the website’s marketplace for others to see. This task is a lot easier than searching for your equipments from hundreds of random websites on the internet through search engines. You will have your searching job cut out for you as you try your hand at framing your business or personal requirements on the website. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to place your ad as a buyer. It is pretty obvious there whether you are dealing with one equipment or hundreds. Here is what you might come across as you place your needs – a big list of potential sellers with their price for the equipment you are seeking – and you might want to change your purchase, depending on what you find.Equipment Street pre-screens all its sellers and buyers, one of the ways to know that you are dealing with legitimate persons and businesses.
That’s something that Robert of Cincinatti, discovered for his store when he switched it from general appliances to computer hardware. “There was a large adjustment in profit, and gone were bulk orders. Video consoles, software and computer parts were all purchased from Equipment Street. Needless to say, I found myself with zero debt unlike my previous store. I solved my equipment procurement problems by gradually learning how to place ads and attracting the best sellers out there while negotiating price at the same time.”
Now that you have had a chance to set your wish list on a ‘heavy-duty’ bazaar, you might be interested in finding out who your potential sellers are and how your budget measure up to their offerings. Simply click on the appropriate button and within a second you have an instant access to that list. For sellers, equipment dealers, manufacturers and distributors, finding potential buyers is equally convenient; click on ‘storefront’ and you are ready to contact the buyers.
Tips for Buying Equipments
Once you have decided that Equipment Street is the right place to find your treasure, you would like to enter the wonderful world of owning it. Your first task is to figure out how much equipment you can afford. After all, there is no point shopping in thousand dollar range if you are limited to hundreds range. Let your potential sellers know about your budget clearly.
Next thing, you may want to decide on the mode of payment for your equipment purchase. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of tax, shipping and handling as well. Also, be sure that you have left yourself enough breathing room to be able to come up with the right budget for your business without breaking the bank. Research prices, features, equipment markets, and anything else that might help you save money on your equipment without compromising quality.
Learn to speak the language of equipment sellers. If you haven’t got a clue about the terms they are referring, perhaps it is time to consult that equipment’s glossary from library. Prepare to make the best possible buyer to the sellers that you intend to deal with. That way, you will be eligible for promotions and discount offers, even free shipping and handling. Also, you don’t want to go through the trauma of having your shipment lost somewhere during the transit. So make sure the sellers send a secured shipment with delivery confirmation.
Find out what other customers from the seller are saying, how happy they are with their purchases and whether they got extra bells and whistles as deals. If you are a seller, look for ways to boost your presence without going overboard. If you are buying equipments for commercial use, do not go for residential types. Whether new or used, they are against local health code, hard to clean, less durable and not designed for heavy use.
Author bio. : Mary Hulse is a freelance writer who has written for many companies including including Equipment Street that offers office equipments.