Going to auctions, contacting owners of recently closed local restaurants and searching for deals in the clearance sections of restaurant equipment retail stores are great ways for restaurant owners to find cheap equipment. Online classified sites are another option for finding the right equipment for the right price.
Buying used is one of the surest ways to find inexpensive restaurant equipment, but it is important to have the equipment inspected. Restaurant equipment retailers also offer deals on sale and clearance items, and some offer bulk deals to customers who order over a certain dollar amount. Restaurant owners can also find deals on kitchen equipment from the out-of-box and dented section of retail outlets.