Skip’s has delivered thousands of sheds and it is not uncommon for a customer to come to us several years after their shed purchase and ask if they can trade it in for a larger model. Most of the time the question is asked half jokingly and they are surprised when we respond, “Yes, we take trade-ins”.
There are some sheds we cannot take in trade. For instance we deliver our sheds with a truck and trailer and there are height requirements (see shed move requirements here). Also some sheds without floors cannot be moved without a serious amount of work making it cost prohibitive while other sheds require too much work to make them saleable.
What types of sheds do we take in trade?
- Sheds which were delivered fully assembled by us or another shed retailer
- Sheds which are structurally sound and can withstand the moving process
- Sheds which are accessible by our truck and trailer
- Sheds which Skip’s deems can be rehabbed and resold
- Homemade sheds which can be moved and are under our height and width restrictions
So what type of trade in value can you expect to receive?
This varies on a shed by shed basis. If your shed is 10 years old and was purchased from Skip’s or another shed company with comparable quality and is in good condition you can probably expect to receive about 30-50% or more of the original purchase price in trade in value.
Example of a recent trade-in:
10 year old 10’x16’ Highwall Barn in very good condition
Customer originally paid $2495
Skip’s gave $1500 in trade in value (60% of original purchase price)
If you have an old shed in poor condition you still may be able to trade it in assuming it is structurally sound. You can expect to receive approximately 10 – 20% of the original purchase price assuming it is structurally sound.
Example of recent trade-in of a shed in poor condition:
19+ year old, 10×14 shed in poor condition, never repainted, leaking roof and rotted trim and soffits
Customer originally paid $1495
Skips gave $250 in trade in value (16% of original purchase price)
ALL TRADE INS AND VALUES MUST BE DETERMINED PRIOR TO TAKING DELIVERY OF YOUR NEW SHED! SKIP’S WILL NOT NEGOTIATE A TRADE IN PRICE DURING THE DELIVERY OF YOUR NEW BUILDING.