Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Apr 28, 2015 11:02 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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we have bought used lockboxes....and we'd buy stock riders.....

Apr 28, 2015 11:12 PM
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Renee Paray
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I definitely would provided the tool was still in decent shape. I have purchased used combo lock boxes in eBay. Why pay full price for an lock box to hold keys when you can pay less for a slightly used lock box that performs just as well? A client has never said to me "is that a used lock box you are using"?

Apr 28, 2015 11:08 PM
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Selling brand new marketing material is lucrative. Most associations do not want to look like a Goodwill stores.   Those you purchase from the retirees and do they go fast !

 

Apr 29, 2015 01:21 AM
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Hi Debbie - that makes sense.

I have bought Supra lockboxes from agents who have left the business.  There was a letter from the agent letting the board know of the sale so it could be assigned to me.   

I'm not sure there would be anything else that would be of use to me.  

Apr 29, 2015 01:00 AM
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I definitely would buy the lockboxes assuming they looked good as new.

Apr 29, 2015 12:57 AM
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 I usually buy used boxes from agents who are leaving the business. We just went to the new style I-boxes so I should be in good shape fo a while..

Apr 29, 2015 12:50 AM
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Debbie, our association has a store for sign riders and the like and I do buy from there.  I think the idea of a consigment area is great.

Apr 29, 2015 12:30 AM
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Brenda J. Andrew
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Yes and I have before.  We have that with our association and I usually ask if they have any used ones first, before I purchase the new ones.  Usually they run about $25 less each, which adds up fast when you are buying several.

Apr 29, 2015 12:16 AM
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Being frugal is a good thing, yes I would and do buy used...or experienced items.

Apr 29, 2015 12:05 AM
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I own 8 used lockboxes. Never have owned a new one. Why pay $120.00 each when used they average $20-#$30.00 per box? My signs are custom made though, so those I've never bought used as I'm big into branding myself in a neighborhood, so no generic signs ever.

Apr 28, 2015 11:58 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have so many used lockboxes that I don't use and it could save new agents money. I have a lot of stock sign riders that I bought too many of. I feel like this could be a profit center for our Board too. Of course certain parameters would apply, clean, good condition items that still work, etc.

Apr 28, 2015 11:19 PM
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Ours does too, and yes I would.  In fact, I have several used lockboxes I bought from agents that retired over the years (they work the same as brand new!).

Apr 28, 2015 11:13 PM
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Lockboxes are relatively cheap but some agents sell them when they go inactive.  Often, they've had very little use and are a good bargain.  Signs? I prefer a new one.

Apr 28, 2015 11:07 PM
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You bet I would and I do.

Apr 28, 2015 10:59 PM
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Ginger Harper
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I always thought "a Dollar Saved was a Dollar earned".  Yes I would buy used if they were in good condition..

 

Apr 30, 2015 09:48 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Debbie, I like this idea!  Yes we would buy gently used lockboxes, and it would be convenient to use as our board office is centrally located.

Apr 29, 2015 08:37 PM
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William Feela
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In the right condition...yes.

Apr 29, 2015 12:20 PM
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Yes if they are in good shape.

Apr 29, 2015 09:01 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
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I have purchased used lockboxes before, especially when I listed foreclosures and they had to be combo lockboxes rather than our normal electronic key boxes

Apr 29, 2015 06:51 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes, I would.  Though our Realtor association is selling only new items for profit.

Apr 29, 2015 06:09 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
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Absolutely.  We also have a store and our office has an intranet where people are selling their signs and lock boxes all the time. They go like "hot cakes".

Apr 29, 2015 05:07 AM
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Absolutely!

Apr 29, 2015 04:50 AM
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Roy Kelley
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I have purchased many used lockboxes over the year. Fortunately, they had a trade in program when the latest changes took place.

Apr 29, 2015 02:40 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Debbie Reynolds I think this is a good idea. I would buy used lockboxes and signs, if in good condition.

Apr 29, 2015 02:07 AM
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Mike Belobradic
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Not signs (I like them to be as clean and new as possible), but lockboxes for sure, provided they were relatively clean and in good working order.

Apr 28, 2015 11:49 PM
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Richard Weeks
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Sometime you can get a good electronic used lockbox at a deep discount.  Why not?

Apr 28, 2015 11:35 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
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We had a small "store" also Debbie Reynolds. With free coffee and a couple of comfortable chairs nearby I always gave it a once over to check their wares. A REALTOR consignment or discount store makes sense with all of the people coming and going as they do.  

Apr 28, 2015 11:24 PM