You’ve got your eye on a brand new LiDAR system and, let’s be honest… it’s an expensive investment for your business. Your current system will be sitting idle once your new sensor arrives. Each day that LiDAR sits in your inventory unused is one more day that your asset depreciates without adding any value to your bottom line. How can you sell it quickly and get the best price for your pre-owned aerial survey equipment?
Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Think what you would want to know if you were buying a pre-owned piece of equipment.
- Is it a complete system (no missing parts or software)?
- Is it still serviceable from the manufacturer?
- Is there a fresh calibration?
- When was it last used?
- When was it last serviced?
- Has it been bench tested or air tested?
- Can it be set up for viewing and testing?
- Is the post-processing software transferrable?
- Is there any warranty left?
- Are there any export restrictions?
- Are there any restricted items (IMUs?)
- Has it been well cared for and kept clean?
- If it is a camera, be ready to share data on actuations.
- If it is an aircraft, be ready to share data on hole size, modifications, TT and e-logbooks.
We recently had a client who did everything right. He took meticulous care with his LiDAR system. He sent it back to the manufacturer for recalibration prior to listing with us for sale. He had a full and detailed packing list of every component of the system. We worked with him to set an appropriate price, and within days of marketing it for sale, we had a buyer committed.
Our job as brokers is to help you get the best price for your system and sell it as quickly as possible. Our job is also to make sure that when we sell someone equipment, it has been represented accurately and will perform as described. Help us set both you and the buyer up for a successful transaction by taking the time to prepare your equipment for the best marketing possible.
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