Typically, in a pre-COVID world, construction equipment was purchased in-person. However, that is no longer an option for many contractors. As in-person, live auctions get shut down (or remain shut down), many contractors are turning to Ebay and other online retailers for their heavy equipment purchases.
In a recent article from For Construction Pros, they write, “Heavy equipment is unlike other industries in that the demand does not subside, which makes online buying essential for the industry to carry on, especially during moments like these where in-person purchases are not always an option,” says Nick Stalcup, head of heavy equipment, parts and attachments, eBay. “Whether buyers are looking to purchase a small replacement part or a large piece of equipment, online purchasing facilitates meeting these demands.”