In this post, we will guide you through the preparation steps to help you get the most money for your refrigerator. Not only that, but we will walk you through the simplest process you can possibly take to pawn or sell your refrigerator.
After reading this post and learning how to pawn or sell a refrigerator, you’ll realize that the most complicated part of the process is actually just loading your refrigerator into a truck to bring to the shop.
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Continue reading for our advice on preparing your refrigerator for sale and then learn how to make the actual transaction happen.
Check to make sure your refrigerator works. You will be wasting your time and energy bringing your used refrigerator to a buyer if it doesn’t function properly! If it was originally a high-end or luxury refrigerator, you might consider getting it repaired. You’ll need to assess the cost and potential return on investment of getting it fixed, if so.
Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes. Would you want to buy a refrigerator if it was full of spills and covered in dust? That sounds less than appetizing, and it definitely won’t be something they will want to store their food in.
Put some good tunes on, and scrub away—and don’t forget the freezer! Not only is this a courtesy to the buyer, but it will also make your refrigerator look well-cared-for. A clean refrigerator communicates that your appliance hasn’t been neglected, and therefore probably works well. While it sounds trivial, it’s the truth.
If this refrigerator has been hanging out in your garage for quite some time, you want to make sure the pieces are all there. It’s amazing what can get lost in a garage or storage space. Check your entire fridge to make sure the produce drawers are all there, as well as any shelving units that originally came with it.
Why is this important? A buyer will likely offer you a lower price if they see that parts are missing. When you include everything, you can emphasize the fact that it has every part intact.
A whole fridge gets you the most money possible.
Now that you know how to pawn or sell a refrigerator in the easiest way and for the most money possible, you’re on your way to cash in hand today!
David Stiebel is one of the cofounders of PawnGuru. David was educated at MIT, where he studied Math. He subsequently worked at Bain as a data scientist before starting PawnGuru in 2015. He started PawnGuru to build a better tool for pawn shops and consumers to connect.More Articles
December 12, 2016, 11:14 PM
I like what this article recommends about including all of the elements of the fridge. It makes sense that having all the piping and cooling system for the fridge would be a good way to maximize the money you can get for it. I’ll have to remember this because I’ve got an extra fridge that I think I should pawn to make it easier to pay the electricity bill.