Throughout 2016, the sales of pre-owned sweepers sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride.
The Schwarze reconditioning center saw sales of pre-owned sweeper trucks, go up from May to June, then falling from June to July.
Several factors contributed to that level of volatility, from a surplus of pre-owned inventory to an unpredictable market.
With the ongoing economic uncertainty, one thing is virtually assured; sellers have strong motivation to move certified pre-owned vehicles off their lots. When the economy puts sellers in a negotiating mood, it’s best to move quickly as positive pricing trends often vanish as quickly as they appear.
Here are three reasons that 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year to find the pre-owned sweeper you need at a price you want.
1) Sweeping contractors held back trade-ins: As highly contested political primaries gave way to the presidential race and election aftermath, many contractors postponed capital expenditures like current model-year replacements. With a new administration now in place, those delayed purchases are happening, resulting in trade-ins that are flooding the pre-owned market with relatively low-mileage trucks.
As 2017 progresses, expect to see aggressive pricing and a wider selection of pre-owned sweepers. Contractors are already shaking off election jitters and making major capital investments in new vehicles that were delayed for the past 18 months or more.
2) Contractors have used the Internet to browse sweeper inventories for years, but these websites traditionally functioned as little more than static brochures. That’s now changing, as some sellers are creating robust systems that instantly match potential buyers with the exact truck they’re searching for, instantly online.
Sellers are simplifying the Internet shopping experience for pre-owned sweepers with advanced search filters and decision support to enhance the purchasing experience.
3) Time’s running out on pre-owned bargains: Yes, 2016 was a difficult year for pre-owned sweeper sales. But there are indications that the slump is abating.
2015 and 2016 were tough years for sellers of pre-owned sweeper trucks, but sales data from recent months shows pricing recovery in that sector. Even as a wave of recent-model-year equipment hits the pre-owned market. All things considered, market conditions are ripe right now for certified pre-owned truck deals. But you might not want to wait too long.
Find some great sweepers on our pre-owned section of the Schwarze website.
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