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Selling mobility equiptment

ElizabethHElizabethH Member Posts: 4
Hello everyone, our lovely daughter passed away suddenly 8 weeks ago and we have some of her equipment which was privately purchased as she won a case against the hospital where she was born. Have any of you ever sold any equipment before, if so can you please recommend companies I can call,  or is anyone interested in buying any of it? There are 3 overhead Wispa hoists but no slings as I donated those to her old respite centre as they were in need of some, a Meywalker, a Cirrus 4 wheelchair which tilts and reclines, a Quickie Salsa wheelchair which tilts, reclines and the seat rises and lowers (but new batteries are required as they have not been recharged for so long they did not hold charge when I tried a few days ago), a Crelling harness for use in planes or other seats and a Kiva bath from Astor Bannerman. All equipment was serviced regularly by the companies we bought from. I can send photos of all, and they are all in good condition. I don't want a fortune for them, but a reasonable offer. The hoists and bath need electricians to disconnect and a plumber

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  • zakbloodzakblood Member Posts: 419 Pioneering
    sorry to hear the sad news, nothing needed for me, or advice on where to sell either, but hopefully someone on here will and comment, hope you are all coping with the sad loss
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2019
    Hi @ElizabethH, I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. Please do let us know if you require any support during this time. Thank you for offering the equipment to the community, this is incredibly kind of you. Have you looked at using places like Gumtree, Facebook marketplace or Ebay?
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  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 2,869 Member
    edited July 2019
    Have you tried FB? You could also sell it via Amazon or Freecycle. Another good site is Gumtree or you could create a Craigslist account and sell it on there. There are groups on Facebook MarketPlace. Check there. Or you could see if there are any other websites online that essentially sell things. That is kind of you.
    We are currently looking for a new wheelchair for our son. I’ll message you in a minute with more questions. 
  • ElizabethHElizabethH Member Posts: 4
    Yes April, I have tried various Facebook market place pages, a website suggested via Scope, local care homes (her bed went to one) but no one seems interested, I would prefer someone to make use of them than ending up on the tip. I look forward to your message 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

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    Hi @ElizabethH
    I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter. Whenever I sell any of my old equipment I use eBay.
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