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Who buys old commercial appliances?

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Secondhand commercial appliance merchants, such as Barr, Inc. and Burkett Restaurant Equipment Inc., purchase and refurbish machines from businesses that are ready to replace them. These merchants pick up the old appliances from their original owners to refurbish and sell them or sell the metal for scrap.

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Refurbishing commercial appliances includes giving them a deep cleaning and stripping and detailing them to ensure that they are fully serviceable before the next company purchases them. Some newer businesses may not want to invest in all-new commercial appliances, so they reach out to secondhand sellers to get their business off the ground, planning to upgrade when they have the capital.

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