Used Equipment

We at Hobart, Greensburg offer the sales of used equipment to our customers.  However, we treat it as a value added service to our customers and not as a major source of our revenue.  Because our reputation is our most important asset, we take a different approach to used equipment than most people in our industry.

Our do’s and don’ts:

  • We do not attend auctions and bid against our customers, only to turn around, clean it up, mark it up and resell it to the very customers we out bid at auction.
  • If you ever see us at an auction we are there buying on behalf of a customer who has requested we represent them because of our expertise.
  • Typically our equipment is obtained through private party transactions, trade-ins, repossessions or we buy on spec for our customers through some quality used equipment wholesalers that we have excellent relationships with across the country.
  • We sell only high quality pieces and every unit we sell is thoroughly inspected , refurbished and sold with a warranty, that our own service department honors, or a with a money back or replacement guarantee.

Used why, how and where:

Used equipment is very popular with business consumers these days and rightfully so.  Typically the price differential between a new piece of equipment and a pre-owned piece can be substantial. However, here at Hobart of Greensburg, we believe that all used equipment is NOT created equal. 

  • You can get a used piece of equipment in a direct transaction with its previous owner.
  • Maybe you can find a piece at an auction where the machine might be a part of a group of unrelated items or you might buy at auction where an establishment is closing and “everything must go”.
  • On the internet through such sites as Craigslist or EBay to name a few.
  • Through a service company or a dealer who specializes in strictly used equipment.
  • A food service equipment only dealer.
  • You can buy from us, a sales and service operation.

Do your homework:

  • With all the options available to you, the best advice we can give you is to do your homework. 
  • Try and compare the price of a new machine to the price you are willing to pay for a used piece. 
  • Find out if the machine was just pulled out of operation and is being sold as is? 
  • Did the menu change or the method of preparation change, making the machine no longer necessary?
  •  Is it broken or is the seller upgrading to a larger or more efficient machine? 
  • Does the machine have a guarantee or warranty with it?
  • Are the original manufacturer’s replacement parts still available for that make and model or is it obsolete?

We can help:

  • For every kill a buyer made in getting a used or pre-owned machine there are just as many or even more horror stories about purchases that went bad. 
  • No matter where you get a machine, if you need service or replacement parts and accessories, we can help you.  We service all makes and models of equipment.
  • If you are in the market for a high quality piece of cooking, preparation, weigh/wrap, clean-up, refrigeration or accessory equipment please contact us.  We will be glad to consult with you to see if we can help you.