Many buyers are often tempted to buy equipment from liquidation sales, simply because
it is cheap, but without checking its suitability for the optimiser and the glass
shop. If software is purchased in this way, even as part of a package combined with
equipment like a glass cutting table, then buyers should be aware that software licence
agreements, for any type of software, are not usually transferable without agreement
from the software supplier.
The software suppliers may want to charge the majority of the original purchase price
to make sure that their product is correctly installed and all operatives are correctly
trained. Receivers please take note, because these people are often the worst offenders
in ignoring this legal restriction.
Another note of caution needs to be voiced about liquidation sales. When a company
has gone into receivership, it is very often because the quality of the previous
management’s buying decisions has been somewhat less than ideal. This means that
in these sales, there is a very much higher proportion of poorer quality goods. The
inferior quality can be for many reasons, but the most prominent, is the fact that
equipment was purchased for low price rather than good performance, or value for
money. It therefore tends to be the same inferior makes and models of equipment
that keep reappearing at these sales. The new owners then proudly boast of what
they believe initially to be a good bargain.
On the Home page of this web site, there is a button called “About Expected Trimloss
Productivity”. The productivity figures on this page are probably the best in the
industry, but inferior equipment of any type can be expected severely to impair productivity
or product quality in a glass shop and might even make for a less safe working environment