What is Salvage Merchandise?

Dec 13 08:14 2011 Bob B. Hamilton Print This Article

Salvage merchandise is merchandise which has either clearly been damaged or possibly damaged.  The type of damage done to the merchandise can be the result of a fire, flood or other issue.  The products may have even been damaged during transport if the train or truck they were on was involved in an accident.

Salvage merchandise is merchandise which has either clearly been damaged or possibly damaged.  The type of damage done to the merchandise can be the result of a fire,Guest Posting flood or other issue.  The products may have even been damaged during transport if the train or truck they were on was involved in an accident.

All of the products may not be completely trashed though.  Insurance companies, who have to pay for the load involved in the accident, commonly turns around and sells it as salvage in an effort to recoup some of the money they just paid out.

One of the main reasons people buy these products is because they have a significantly reduced price.  After paying less money for this discount merchandise, then store owners can turn around and pass the savings onto their customers who would certainly be looking to save as much money as possible.

If you are running a dollar store enter this marketplace with care.  When buying salvage merchandise, it is important for you to be aware some (or all) of it may be damaged.  All products will not be right for you to buy either.  Some products can withstand certain types of damage much better than others.  For example, you probably would not want to buy a load of electronic equipment which was involved in a flood.

Also, clothing will not stand up very well in a fire because of the flames and smoke damage.  Therefore, you will need to be careful when buying this discount merchandise.  Many store owners focus on buying items such as soft goods and clothing to minimize the possibility of significant damage.

No matter what you buy you will need to inspect it thoroughly before selling it.  Obviously, some of it may not be suitable to stock onto your store shelves.  If you notice some of the discount merchandise you purchased cannot be sold, then you will likely be forced to throw it away.  It is often cost-prohibitive to have it repaired.

Sometimes, you will not be able to inspect the salvage items before you buy.  This means the possibility of buying damaged goods is even higher.  You will want to lower your risk by asking for a manifest, and clear description of the condition of the items, and possibly a better deal on the products since you are taking such a chance on buying.  Always deal with sellers you know and trust is also important.  If you are unable to receive a significant deal then you may want to consider passing on it.

Buying salvage merchandise is an easy way to stock your store with deeply discounted merchandise.  Just make sure you inspect the items since they may have been damaged in some way.


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Bob B. Hamilton
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