There exist a dichotomy for transaction of used Aircon in Singapore. A 2nd hand Aircon seller would like to imagine “ a brand new system 3 Aircon would cost somewhere near $2000, I should be able to sell this Aircon at $1500”. Whereas the buyer would like to think “ Since you are disposing this set of Aircon anyway, I will just offer you a small token then”. This dichotomy does not only exist in Aircon. It applies to used item such as unwanted doors that comes with HDB purchase, used office chairs and office tables that are waiting to be disposed, etc etc.
Due to this difference in mindset, there are a lot of sellers hogging on to their used items. They wait for the day that their dream buyer arrives. The truth is, the selling value of used Aircon is closer to that of the scrap price that it is worth. So if you are realistic enough and want some kickback for your 2nd hand Aircon. Let me bring you through the few places where you can sell your second hand Aircon
Where to sell used Aircon in Singapore?
You can sell used Aircon at scrap shops. They are usually located at industrial areas. These are shops where people sell used cardboard or aluminium cans to. The biggest issue is that you have to load up the condensing unit to your vehicle and transport it there. In addition, you will require a van or lorry to contain the 2nd hand Aircon unit. Hence the selling price will be greatly offset if you need to outsource the transportation of the unit. Besides, if your old Aircon unit is a Hitachi, sharp, Midea Aircon, it might be worth lesser than the transportation fee of the Aircon condensing unit. As it contains Aluminium coil at the back of the condensing unit. It is worth much lesser than copper coil. Newer model of Daikin Aircon and several other brands contains aluminium fin at the back as well.
You don’t see ordinary Garang Guni carry a big trolley when they go around, they usually work individually. Collecting items from used electronics to old newspaper. Therefore, they usually arrange a separate trip to collect your used Air-conditioner. Hence the price they are paying for you second hand Aircon will not be very high.As they will charge additional cost for transportation.
Aircon Contractor in Singapore
For Aircon contractors to buy your existing unit, it usually has to be lesser than 2 years of age and be of perfect working condition. Otherwise it will not be worth it, as parts have to be purchased for reconditioning work on the old Aircon. However, why would you sell your existing Air-conditioner if it is near brand new? Furthermore,Aircon contractor generally purchase good condition second hand Aircon at scrap prices. Besides, when you replace your Aircon, 99% of Aircon companies will charge a dismantling fee if you chose to keep your old Aircon. As naturally,additional work is involved when it comes to dismantling installation materials. However, there is a way to solve this problem here at Silverback Aircon, even if you choose a separate company for Aircon installation. You can read at point number 5 to find out.
Selling to Users who chooses to buy second hand Aircon-unit
In the rare case that you happened to possess a second hand Aircon unit in perfect condition. You might be thinking of selling it at platforms such as carousell and gumtree. However, you are going to be facing big issues with regards to testing and transportation. If your Aircon has already been dismantled, how will the buyer test the working condition of the Aircon unit? Furthermore, the buyer needs to have a vehicle that is capable of loading up the Aircon condensing unit. The buyer will also need to get assistance in the loading of the used Aircon unit. Lastly, the buyer usually will not choose a 2nd hand Aircon unit that is dirty. A full chemical overhaul of all the second hand condensing unit and fancoil will have to be carried out for the buyer to consider purchasing it.
Sell it to us!
We buy used Aircon. For point 1 and 2, you will need someone with Aircon Installation experience to dismantle the Aircon unit for you. Otherwise your old Aircon unit might be leaking gas if it’s not dismantled properly. The main reason for you to dismantle the existing Aircon unit is likely because you require installation of a New set of Aircon. As mentioned previously, the Aircon contractor will very likely charge you a dismantling fee if you choose to keep the existing Aircon. Hence, when we purchase the used Aircon from you, we will dismantle the Aircon Pipes for you!
So do contact us for a quote, if you choose to replace your Aircon or sell your second hand Aircon.
Besides purchasing of second hand Aircon Units, we provide other Aircon related services such as
- Aircon Installation (Mitsbubishi, Midea, Panasonic etc)
- Aircon Servicing and repair
- Installation for Second hand Aircon