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A guide to buying plant and machinery from William George, the UK's leading online auction house.
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The best place to find low-cost machinery

Jess Gibson
Jess Gibson

Are you a business owner looking for quality, second-hand piece of machinery to help you to expand your business? Do you consider yourself as a DIY-lover, who would rather take a big job – like excavation, building projects, or demolition – into your own hands, taking pride in your own handiwork rather than paying for someone else to do the job for you?

If you answered yes to either of those questions, then it’s likely that you spend extensive periods enthusiastically scouring high and low to find useful, high-quality machines at prices that won’t break the bank. But why spend so much time hunting machinery, tools, and gadgets to suit your needs, when there are much simpler, easier and, frankly, cheaper methods of acquisition available to you?

Think smart

Traditional routes, including purchasing items from the original wholesaler or from retail stores specialising in machinery, often mean that you pay high prices for items that decrease in value immediately upon initial use (think plant, construction, and agricultural machinery, for example). And what if you only require said piece of machinery for a short period or are reluctant to make such a significant investment purchasing such items brand new? Then, it’s certainly not worth shelling out the extortionate amounts you’d be required to when choosing certain avenues.

In such situations, it would be advisable to seriously consider second-hand machinery. But even then, individual sellers can request prices that are just not reasonable for the item you’re buying or the purpose for which you’re buying it.

This is where online auctions come in!

An auction advantage

At William George, we hold monthly plant and machinery auctions that contain all kinds of different machinery of varying sizes and purposes, so you’re sure to locate what you need to make your life easier.

In amongst these lots, we feature some of the biggest names in the biz, such as JCB, John Deere, and Volvo (to name but a few!), to help you get cracking with those big jobs you’ve been itching to delve into or help you to equip your business appropriately to enable growth. With the second-hand machinery we have on offer, you no longer have to work your way through the logistics of renting machines in order to fulfil commercial orders or design commitments.

Not only that, but we also boast an array of ground care machinery, including mowers, UTVs, and compact tractors. So, if you have a landscape gardening business or are planning on sprucing up your garden – renovating it into a zen peace garden, or want to clear space to build an outdoor man cave, gym, or reading nook – we’ll have something suitable for you.

Even better, if you’re looking to kit out your business and take on some of your competitors when it comes to bigger projects, the machinery we feature is not just suitable, but also low-cost.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a tinkerer, then you’re in for a treat! DIY-lovers will find themselves in a virtual heaven, as we also have lots including tools and spare parts of varying shapes, sizes and purposes, to help you realise your DIY dreams.

Whatever you’re purchasing for, our auctions are the best place to set your sights on. Reasonable prices, auctions that can last up to a month at a time (so no last-minute, panicked, or frenzied purchases!), and trustworthy sellers mean that we are the optimal source for such items.

If you sign up to our mailing list and visit our site regularly to see what’s on offer, you’re sure to find excellent, second-hand machinery at bargain prices.

Each lot comes equipped with a plethora of pictures and detailed descriptions for you to gauge the age, state, and function of the machinery and tools available for purchase, so that you’re equipped with all the answers you need. And, even better, if you have any questions that aren’t covered by the descriptions accompanying the lots (or want to see more images of the item), we can contact the seller for you to locate speedy answers to any queries.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out our current live Plant, Machinery & Commercial Vehicles auction to see what you could be bidding on today!