If you own a restaurant or are looking to open one, you will need equipment. We’re talking about appliances, refrigerators, freezers, counters, shelves, smallwares, furniture and so much more. Buying all of this stuff new can really add up and be very expensive. That’s why savvy shoppers turn to auction houses like Kohn-Megibow Company in Orange County to buy used restaurant equipment at highly discounted auction prices.
Here are six of the top reasons to buy used restaurant equipment at an auction warehouse like KMC:
1. Huge Selections
Restaurants that are closing or upgrading equipment will generally liquidate their used equipment to companies like KMC. The equipment is purchased at low bulk-rate pricing to be resold at auction to the highest bidder. Just about any type of used restaurant equipment you can imagine (including all major brands) is available regularly at our auctions at greatly discounted prices.
2. Easy to Browse
During the time leading up to a Kohn-Megibow bi-weekly auction, our warehouse is open for previews. At any time during store hours, you may stop by and see what’s available. By previewing the items in advance, you can have the time you need to inspect the equipment before you commit to buying it.
3. Major Savings
You can buy used restaurant equipment at auction for a fraction of the price it would cost to buy new. Those savings can be applied to other important restaurant expenses that come up.
4. Quality Equipment
At Kohn-Megibow Company, we inspect and test each piece of equipment for quality before we put them in the auction. Any issues and all existing warranties and maintenance records will be clearly noted so you know exactly what you are buying.
5. Stay Within Your Budget
Buying at auction allows you to set a budget and stay within it. Set your maximum price for any specific item and bid accordingly to avoid overspending.
6. Additional Services
Though you are responsible for the pick-up of any equipment you buy, KMC workers will help get you load your equipment. In addition, there is a forklift on-site that you can use for heavier loads. We can also refer you to installation and maintenance experts who will help you set up the equipment properly at your restaurant.
If you’ve never been to a used restaurant equipment auction, it’s a great experience to witness, even if you don’t plan to buy anything just yet. Live auctions are exciting and fun ways to get the equipment you need at rock-bottom prices.