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Can You Resell Home Medical Equipment?

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Whether you own a hospital bed, medical supplies, or a high-tech apparatus, at some point, you may want or need to sell your home medical equipment. So, where can you sell your medical devices?

The North American healthcare market is full of network hierarchies, affiliations, and rules that can be difficult to navigate. However, when it comes to high-quality medical equipment in excellent condition, finding a buyer actually isn’t that difficult. Read on to answer the question, Can You Resell Home Medical Equipment?

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How to Resell Home Medical Equipment

A quick online search can uncover the many organizations that recognise and actively purchase used medical equipment. Some of them even upgrade and clean all their purchased equipment, ensuring that they can offer a renewed guarantee for purchasers. The focus for many of these used purchasers is higher ticket items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, scooters, chairs, walkers, paediatric items, shower seats, and more.
Refurbished medical equipment is also convenient for lower price ranges as these companies work hard to refresh the products and make them like new. Experienced technicians inspect, clean, and tune-up all equipment, giving customers true value and incentives to buy. Medical equipment like SonderCare’s luxury hospital bed is an especially great candidate for resale as it is made from the finest materials and maintains long term value.
Whether you’re reselling your home medical equipment to a senior care facility, hospital, or your neighbor next door, there are a few things you must consider:

  • Your target buyers: are they the elderly, people with physical disabilities or limited mobility, patients who require palliative care, or those living with a disease?
  • Benefits of ownership: does the equipment increase comfort, enhance safety, or help with everyday activities?
  • Reason for selling: did it already serve its purpose, was it not what you needed, or is there another reason?

Prospective buyers will probably have these questions in mind, so it helps to know how your home medical equipment will help them meet their healthcare goals. If you don’t, the buyer won’t understand the benefit of purchasing your device.
You can improve your medical equipment reselling strategy by focusing on specific measures that support patient care.

To attract attention, you can include in a site listing:

  • Photos of the equipment
  • Brand or Manufacturer name 
  • Model or serial number
  • A reasonable price
  • Other helpful information about the equipment
  • Contact information (phone, email, or website)

Determining a particular facility’s or an individual buyer’s concerns shows them that you understand their challenges and have the perfect solution for them.

For example, suppose you are re-selling a hospital bed. In that case, you can explain how patients who require adjustability for maximum comfort and assistance can benefit from purchasing your equipment. Or, if your bed features assist rails, you can promote it for patients who are at risk of falling.

Your used medical is usually worth quite a fair amount! It is essential to find the right group of potential buyers, be direct and describe the benefits as you and your family have first hand experience. If the device has helped you or your loved one improve their quality of life, it will certainly help someone else as well.

Where to Sell Your Used Home Medical Equipment

The easiest way to sell your used home medical equipment is online. Selling the equipment privately through eBay or Craig’s List is a convenient way to remove your old apparatus and earn money simultaneously.

Things like beds, walkers, and canes are easy to sell because they are often adjustable, and the chances of fitting the new buyer’s needs are high. Other types of medical equipment, such as commode chairs or wheelchairs, are only useful for a specific type of diagnosis; therefore, the pool of buyers might be more limited.

Besides the online marketplace, you can also try local resale shops, nearby hospitals, and senior care centers.

Can You Donate Home Medical Equipment

While selling your used medical equipment is an option, donating it for good causes is also a choice to consider.

In cities across the U.S. and Canada, charity organizations accept medical equipment, be it hospital beds, mattresses, furniture, wheelchairs, walkers, or other devices. It is a great way to put your quality, sound equipment in the hands of those who need it the most, but may not afford it.

However, not all organizations accept used medical equipment due to liability. If donating is something you would like to do instead of reselling, make sure to find an organization that will take your used but functional medical equipment.

If you need to get rid of an old wheelchair or other large equipment because it is no longer functional, it is best to take it to your local waste facility rather than donate it. A good rule to follow is if it isn’t practical enough for you or your loved one to use, no one else should use it either.

There are various options when it comes to reselling your home medical equipment. Whatever option you choose, keep the buyer in mind, and how you can make a difference in their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions About Reselling Home Medical Equipment

The best options available for selling used medical equipment include eBay and craigslist or other local buy and sell sites . The difficulty with offering medical equipment is that you have to find a customer who is searching for exactly what you sell at a fair price. Often times manufacturers/suppliers will buy back some products depending on their condition.

It is often possible to take such medical devices such as wheelchairs and walkers from places such as the American Red Cross, Goodwill, and the Salvation Army. These organisations are a fantastic place to get devices at little or no expense for people who seem to have a hard time obtaining new or lightly used wheelchairs or home medical products.

You can contact local hospitals or retirement homes, Goodwill, or Salvation Army. Churches may be a good choice as well. They may be familiar with a family who wants a hospital bed at home. Give the bed to an international agency helping people in need, hospitals and other medical centers. You can also contact the manufacturer and ask for recommendations.

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SonderCare Does Not Buy or Sell Used Medical Equipment
This article is for educational purposes only.
SonderCare does not buy, sell or trade used medical equipment.