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Unread 01-10-2020, 07:10 PM   #1
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What do you think is the best route to take as far as unloading tools and equipment?
I don't have any large or heavy equipment, just scaffold, ladders and power tools and an enclosed trailer
I'm thinking either a giant tag sale or just taking my sweet time and using CL, Ebay and FB Marketplace although I'm not sure I want to deal with people that much any more.
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Unread 01-10-2020, 07:27 PM   #2
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I posted a similar question not long ago...

https://www.contractortalk.com/f40/old-tools-424363/

Seems like the best order of possibilities looks like this:

1. Facebook Marketplace
2. Craigslist
3. Donate
4. Gift
5. Dumpster

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Got enough for an auction?
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I'm getting near the point of doing the same thing.

I know the stuff isn't worth much but can't imagine giving all my toys and treasures away for nothing. It's good stuff.
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What do you think is the best route to take as far as unloading tools and equipment?
I don't have any large or heavy equipment, just scaffold, ladders and power tools and an enclosed trailer
I'm thinking either a giant tag sale or just taking my sweet time and using CL, Ebay and FB Marketplace although I'm not sure I want to deal with people that much any more.
Save enough stuff to work on your own house.

I've given away more than I've sold I think.
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With ever more manlifts, the pipe scaffold is less valuable, then 20-30 years ago, especially if it is a off style..

Maybe donate the scaffold to a Not-for profit, or local college/ high school construction program?

Most masonry companies cut up their damaged equipment so their employees don't take home and moonlight with it, twenty-five years ago, I was the one dumpster diving bent walk thru frames after work.....

Till I learned bent @#$t just costs you money every time you use it...

All your stuff should be depreciated to be of no residual value, thus you'll owe taxes on any money made selling it....

maybe trade for work on your retirement home?

No former employees that made you $$$, that you might owe a "bonus" too, a little late?
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I'm too young to retire and I feel like throwing it all to the curb and walking away. Lol. Some days......
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Keep it all in case you run out of money and have to go back to work.
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I will probably still own all my stuff when the funeral director welcomes me to the retirement reception...the cardboard box going into the incinerator.

Actually, in our area, equipment is high...and I may take the time to unload our larger JLG scissors and our 644B42 Lull....so I can replace them with a Genie 5519 and an MRT lift. Those can be pulled with a pickup. I can't believe auction prices right now in our area.
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Approach other contractors to see if they would have any interest.

We bought a large quantity of concrete forms and equipment one time off of a competitor that was retiring and closing up shop. Was a good deal for both parties.
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Put an ad on CL and title it "Estate Sale" and you'll have lots of visitors.

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