Understanding How Consultants Help Startup Company Owners

Understanding How Consultants Help Startup Company Owners

Buyer Beware: Coin Op Laundry Machine Sales Online

by Byron Johnston

Most purchases you make online and from auction sites are things you can only see from pictures. While that works most of the time, it does not work quite so well with major purchases. It especially does not work out well for anyone who wants to start a turnkey business like a coin-operated laundromat. Here are some good reasons why you should beware of coin-operated laundry machine sales online:

You Cannot Test the Machine

You cannot test the machine to make sure it works. Here is this giant washer or dryer, you buy it, and spend a fortune to have it shipped to your laundromat. Now what? The coins jam in the slots or the machine does not turn on and just eats the coins. You are stuck with something that not only does not work, but it also does not make you any honest money.

You Cannot Return the Machine

Most sellers of big commercial appliances like these machines do not offer a return policy. They sell it to get rid of it. If you buy it, you are stuck with it. It is necessary that you do a machine laundry online due diligence checklist with the seller. 

This means that you:

  • Ask the seller about the machine's functions
  • Ask the seller when the machine was last used
  • Ask the seller to send a video of the machine showing that it works
  • Ask the seller if there are any notable problems or defects with the machine
  • Request a bill of sale for the machine in case there are some major problems

That way, you have all of the proof you need to show that you were sold a bum machine and can sue the seller in the event that the machine does not work as shown or as promised.

You Cannot Get Your Return Shipping Charges Back

On the flip side, there may be some rare sellers that are willing to take the machine back and reimburse you for the sale price. However, you will probably not get your shipping charges back. Considering that it could easily cost you two to four hundred dollars to ship the machine round trip, that is a hefty chunk of change to spend and risk on a machine you have not seen or touched in person. It is a better idea just to find local machines online that you can visit, check out, and attempt to operate to make sure they work.

Contact a company like PBI Laundry Consulting for more information and assistance. 


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Understanding How Consultants Help Startup Company Owners

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