1. For a timely response, email inquiries must include at
minimum a full contact name, location, and working phone number.
Without this information you may land on the bottom of the list!
2. Our business hours are 8:30AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-11:030 AM Friday. We invite phone calls
during business hours. Don't expect a live response on
telephone calls outside those hours. Sometimes we will answer
after hours, usually we will call back the next business day.
3. Everything offered is first come, first served, and subject to
withdrawal or prior sale without notice.
4. All items are subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice.
5. The only way we will "hold" or "reserve" equipment is with a
NON-REFUNDABLE cash deposit-- absolutely no "refundable deposits to
hold for inspection."
6. Buyers who want to inspect the equipment should be prepared to
travel to the location IMMEDIATELY--that means on the next possible
day or thereabouts.
7. Before calling or emailing us for a list and photos, CLICK THE
LINK and it will take you to our detailed listing. At least
20% of queries we receive have not done ONE MOUSE CLICK on a link in
an email from us or on a Pro Brewer ad. How hard is that?
A lot of equipment is changing hands these
days without ever being advertised. Some is traded between
private parties, and some we sell as quickly as we find it.
There are so many inquiries coming in now that
we can't possibly respond to them all. We try and get to as
many as we can but efficiency dictates that we must prioritize.
The ones that drop to the lower levels of the list are:
Inquiries that give us too little information
or are too vague
effectively respond to. Like this:
"Hi, I'm planning to start
a micro and am looking for pricing. Thanks, Joe".
No last name, no phone number, no size
or capacity specified, no location given.
Those queries go to the bottom of the list.
Without at least a full name and working phone number, there is a
50/50 chance of getting no response from us.
Or: "What is the price? Thanks, Tom"
We get a dozen or so inquiries per week that
don't even say what item they want a price on. We're not mind
Inquiries for information concerning school
projects for hypothetical breweries. Please read the
informational pages on our site. Sorry but we really don't
have time to quote (or guess) prices on stuff we probably don't have
to sell right now anyway.
Inquiries for systems under 7 barrels
brewhouse size, UNLESS we have something posted for sale. Please
We will always respond to requests for quotes
on specific systems that we have listed, or specific requests for
unlisted equipment. It may not happen instantly if we don't have the
If you want to hasten response time,
include a phone
number, first and last name, company name if applicable, and
Email is fine up to a point, however we are strongly oriented
towards phone contact. All information is kept private and is
not shared or sold.
Having been in the industry since the 1980s,
we've seen the business cycle in this industry come full circle
once, and we can say for certain that it will happen again.
Breweries will close, used equipment will come on the market, and
the number of buyers will drop. Prices will fall.
When? We don't know, but an educated guess would be in a few
months to 2 years.
Meanwhile, we're doing a brisk
business on the packaging side. Good bottle fillers and a few
medium speed can fillers are available for those who are really
serious about canning (we're talking 100 CPM & up, the next step
BEYOND a Cask line).
We recommend to avoid disappointment that
buyers should approach the market ready to buy, and be prepared to
make strong cash offers. Lenient terms, small deposits and
extended payment schedules are a thing of the past.
Deals with financing and leasing contingencies are now impossible to
consummate. "Lowball" and "Fishing for a steal" offers (in
most cases in this market, less than 85% of asking price) will
usually be bumped by a higher offer. We don't do "phone
auctions," shopping offers back and forth between buyers to generate
a bidding war.
A full asking price offer that meets required payment terms
will automatically close the deal.
We'll make one comment that we
often repeat to buyers. In buying used equipment, you almost
never find the exact package you are looking for. We suggest
that you don't hesitate if there is a package that will work for you
available, or someone else will snatch it. You may then find
yourself searching for many months for something comparable to the
one you lost....just like quite a few buyers we have been working
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