When we opened our doors in 1975, we were the first truck and trailer consignment centre in the Edmonton area. At that time, Elmer and Doreen Schmidek felt that there had to be another option to selling equipment besides privately, at an auction, or trading in at a dealership for a reduced price. They felt that the consignment option provided an alternative that gave sellers more control over the price they got for their equipment.
Nearly 45 years later, we are still proud to offer consignment solutions to our customers who are looking for an alternative to selling privately, at an auction, or trading in.
If you aren’t sure of whether you should consign your unit(s), ask yourself these questions:
- How much do I need to sell my piece of equipment for? The thing with selling at an auction is that you never know what price you are going to get for your equipment. If you need to get a certain value for your truck or trailer, you should consider a safer option. Consigning allows you to set the price of what you need to get out of your equipment. We never sell anything without your final approval.
- Do I have the resources and time to sell my piece of equipment privately? It can be an attractive option for those looking to get more money for their equipment to sell privately, especially with online marketplaces like Kijiji and AutoTrader. However, selling privately means you have to figure out how to get your equipment in front of the right people at the right time. It can be time consuming and costly if you’re not sure how to do this. When you consign with us, we handle the advertising and the showing of your equipment. Our in-house marketing and sales departments are ready to get your equipment in front of the right people.
- How fast do I need to sell my piece of equipment? While we have been able to sell equipment the same day it comes into the yard, typically the sales process can be longer compared to selling in an auction or trading in. If you can afford the time, we can help you get top dollar for your equipment.
We have flexible consignment options and we will work with you to adapt them to suit almost any situation. Reach out to our sales department today and we would be happy to discuss some options with you.