- ABOUT US
- Bumper Plates
18,Aug reviewed by Mark White
As someone who has bought and sold countless pieces of gym equipment, I've learned a few best practices for successfully selling your own quality fitness gear. Here are my professional tips for maximizing profits when selling gym equipment:
Take clear, well-lit photos from multiple angles to show condition. Photograph any scratches, wear or tear. Be transparent about issues to avoid returns.
List Detailed Specs & Features
Include the brand, model, dimensions, power requirements, weight limits, programs, etc. The more details the better. Also list notable features that set it apart.
Note Overall Condition
Be honest about the cosmetic and working condition. Disclose details on resale sites clearly. Terms like "lightly used" or "pristine" can be misleading.
Highlight Unique Selling Points
If the equipment has useful accessories or upgrades, expanded weight ranges, commercial-grade parts, etc. point them out. Provide any original manuals, paperwork.
Price Fairly For the Market
Research prices for that specific model and brand before listing. Compare based on condition and features. Price on the lower end to attract interest.
Offer Trial Periods & Assistance
Let buyers test out equipment to assure it works properly. Provide guidance on assembly, transportation or maintenance issues.
Utilize Photos During Delivery
Take photos showing how the equipment looked upon pickup in case any shipping damages occur.
Be Responsive & Flexible
Respond to inquiries, negotiate reasonably and accommodate meetups or delivery requests when possible.
Follow Resale Site Guidelines
Adhere to recommended selling practices and standards on sites like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, etc.
Selling quality fitness equipment takes effort but following these tips can streamline the process while yielding top dollar. Happy selling!