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Damaged Merchandise - Try to repair or lower the price?

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Damaged Merchandise - Try to repair or lower the price?
« on: January 30, 2013, 08:57:05 AM »
What do you do when you find something in a unit with some imperfections? Do you try to fix it up or do you just lower the price and blow it out?

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Re: Damaged Merchandise - Try to repair or lower the price?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 09:42:03 AM »
Depends on:

1) amount of damage
2) whether damage is cosmetic or affects performance
3) if I CAN repair it
4) if it is WORTH time, effort, expense
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Re: Damaged Merchandise - Try to repair or lower the price?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 11:18:44 AM »
Yeah....totally depends.

A $200-$300 vacuum that needs a $3 belt.  Fix.
Same vacuum that handles broke.  Move cheap to vacuum shop.
Same vacuum that foot is broken. Toss.

Depends on repair cost, time/labor, sell price of before & after fix.......

I donated and cherry wood dresser once, that I've seen at shops for $1000, because the time, labor and cost of materials were to much to get it to that level.   Let someone else thats into that make a buck.

Do the same cars.   Some I just clean and polish.  Could make more if I repair body and/or paint but I'm not going to spend $1000 and 20hrs of labor to make an extra $500 in profit......

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Re: Damaged Merchandise - Try to repair or lower the price?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 11:37:09 AM »
there's very few items i will put alot of time or effort into as i dont thik you generally recoup that investmetn over just selling at a discount but some items can fetch 2-3x the value if you take the time to repair or fix them


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