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How To Liquidate Your Used Restaurant Equipment In Fort Lauderdale

Posted February 11th, 2016 in News & Events

Whether you are looking to sell off part of your inventory to acquire new equipment or moving on to other projects, you will be wondering how to get the most from your used restaurant equipment. Here are three key reasons to choose Fort Lauderdale-based Lauro Auctioneers as the solution to that problem.

  • We Are Experienced in Restaurant Equipment. Rather than just being a general auctioneer that occasionally sells restaurant equipment, we have a reputation of success in selling restaurant equipment.  Potential buyers come to us because they know that we have the best sales, which means the best prices for you.
  • We Find The Right Auction For Your Needs.  Rather than a “one size fits all” approach, we recognize that every sale is different, and have a variety of approaches to making your goods sell. As well as our regular live public auctions conducted in our air-conditioned auction house, we also arrange public onsite auctions, where the buyers come to your premises.  To attract an audience for a larger geographic area, we also have live online auctions, and for all of our auctions we take full advantage of absentee and telephone bidding to get you the best possible price.
  • We Are Experienced And Innovative. Lauro Auctioneers have been operating in South Florida for over 20 years, and we have strong roots in the community. But we don’t just rely on traditional methods, for example, we have recently expanded our customer base by introduced a mobile auction bidding app. This means buyers no longer have to take time out to visit the auction, but can bid from their office, in a meeting, or even on the road, increasing the number of people who can bid on your equipment.

Whatever your circumstances, just contact us for unbiased, professional advice on your sale needs. We look forward to hearing from you.

Get South Florida Restaurant Equipment at a Great Price to Provide New Offerings

Posted January 28th, 2016 in News & Events

Businesses come and go everywhere in the country, and this includes South Florida. Liquidating equipment from failed businesses is not an easy task to accomplish, which is why many businesses rely on auction companies to do the work for them, which ends up being beneficial for both parties. If you want to expand your restaurant in some way, you should look at restaurant equipment in South Florida.

Expand Your Menu

Although it is possible to have a menu that is more overwhelming than satisfying, most restaurants can afford to expand their menu and enjoy plenty of benefits that come from the extra items. Adding more food or drinks to your menu is a great way to increase your range of interested customers.

Make Excellent Food

While you might be able to create a new menu without getting any equipment at all, you will enjoy the fact that new equipment will help you create the most delicious food. For instance, a traditional oven can certainly work for making pizza, but a pizza oven is designed to make exceptional-quality pizza.

Keep One-Time Costs Down

With your willingness to purchase new equipment that is not necessarily on your shopping list, you can have plenty of patience and wait until you find a piece of equipment at the right price. It is an ideal way to expand your restaurant without having to set aside a large chunk of money to accomplish this goal.

Whether you have never been to an auction before or you have participated in many, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or want more information on our auctions.

Why Not Buy Refurbished or Used Nightclub Equipment at Auctions in Miami?

Posted January 22nd, 2016 in News & Events

Refurbished and used nightclub equipment often shows up at auctions in Miami. Accordingly, many first-time bidders wonder which is better, used or refurbished? In reality, it doesn’t have to be a matter of one or the other. Both types may potentially serve nightclubs’ pressing needs for less than new. The secret is to scan and bid on the best items like a pro.

If attendees are buying used electrical equipment (e.g. jukeboxes, stereos and lights), they should immediately check for obvious signs of danger. Examples include, but shouldn’t cease with melted wires, singe marks, smoky odors and sooty film. They’re often guaranteed signals that the equipment has overheated at one time or was placed too close to another hot item.

Scratches or damage around the items’ seams or fasteners should send off alarm bells too. They may indicate that the item has previously been opened up for repair or modifications. So if the signs are there, bidders should ask if there are service records available. If service records are not available, it may be wise to press the seller for information on how the visible damage occurred.

Finally, people looking to buy refurbished or used items at auctions should ask for assurances about the item’s operational status from the seller or a qualified, electrical equipment inspector. This should be done before entertaining a bid. Also, remember to ask sellers or manufacturers if transfer warranties on used and refurbished items are on the table.

To examine refurbished and used nightclub equipment first hand, please contact us. Our professionally licensed, auction venue is home to refurbished, used and new nightclub equipment. We have rental and finance options available to nightclub owners as well as professional entertainers. The general public is also welcome to purchase refurbished, used or new equipment from us too. Details about all sales options at auctions in Miami are available upon request.

Bar Equipment: Going Beyond Blenders with Electronics and Disruptive Tech

Posted January 20th, 2016 in News & Events

Simple syrups made with locally sourced spices and herbs as well as mashups, fermented and smoky drinks are all expected to grab bar patrons’ attention in the months ahead. Restaurant Hospitalitymagazine’s experts are also banking on low-alcoholic numbers, coffee flavors and more to make a splash too. So muddlers and blenders may prove to be the least of items on entrepreneurs’ bar equipment lists.

Bar equipment auctions are going on now and throughout the New Year. They’re expected to include more than just bar backs and mixologists’ standard fare. New and used electronics will make appearance as well. In Fort Lauderdale, we’re already seeing audio-visual materials come up for auction from an astonishing number of well and lesser known brands. Among the treasure trove of bar equipment brands making their way through our Fort Lauderdale location are the following:

  • Blonder Tongue
  • Audio-Technica
  • Asus
  • Blitzz Technology
  • Atlas Sound
  • Casio
  • Bose
  • Channel Plus
  • Creston
  • Denon

Because there are so many brands, nightclub owners and entertainment professionals are likely to find everything from amplifiers and cables to stereo line mixers and electronic drum pads. And some of the bar equipment of note were manufactured in 2015. So they’re still relevant, which makes it simpler and more cost-effective to upgrade in-house sound systems. Upgrading will certainly be needed if bars tend to jump on the disruptive technology craze.

When purchased at Fort Lauderdale based auctions, disruptive tech tends to garner bidders great savings. Bar items that fall in line with the disruptive trends as Wi-Fi wiring, touch screens, live stream AV systems and interactive, video gaming. Some industry pundits may also toss animatronics or robotics into the mix too. To find out which 2016 bar tech essentials are available now, please contact us.

Get Commercial Vehicles for Your Business from a South Florida Auction Company

Posted December 14th, 2015 in News & Events

Although some auctions are popular, not all of them are, which benefits the people who are buying at auctions. When you attempt to buy used equipment at a flat-rate price, you have to compete with others who are willing to pay that amount, and you have to be quick on your feet to make the purchase at all. However, with a South Florida auction company, you can get commercial vehicles at great prices.

Pay Less than Third-Party Sellers

Auctions provide a range of savings over third-party sellers, which depends entirely on the auction at hand. It might take a little longer to find the vehicles that you need, but if you plan ahead of time, you should have no problem equipping your business by the time that it becomes a necessity.

Enjoy Reduced Competition

In addition to the fact that you can save so much money with auctions, you will also have the benefit of dealing with less competition. Many individuals who go to auctions are looking for steals, so when you have a shopping list, you will likely have no problem saving a great deal of money. An auction does not have to go for a wildly low price to be worthwhile, as long as you spend less than third-party buying.

Buy Multiple Vehicles at a Time

Since it is not uncommon for companies to liquidate their equipment when they go out of business, you can actually find multiple vehicles in a single auction. It is an opportunity to knock off your entire checklist of several vehicles by just going to one auction and landing multiple winning bids.

Contact us if you would like to learn more about our auctions.

South Florida Auctioneer’s Tips for Keeping Treated Shelving Units Clean

Posted November 24th, 2015 in News & Events

Kitchen storage is important whether it’s a 25-seat café or a 500-seat catering hall. So many people were excited to see our South Florida auctioneer open up bidding on polymer shelving units earlier this month. It clearly didn’t hurt that the units were manufactured by MetroMax. They’re among the most popular shelving units that turn up on the auction block. So we’ve got tips on keeping them clean:

Before they leave the assembly line, the polymer shelving units are specially treated with Microban®. As such, it’s wise not to use harsh scrubbers or cleaning agents that will break down the polymer. Although the coated is designed to be permanent, cracks or other flaws could spell trouble for the unit’s structural integrity.

Consider investing in antimicrobial, shelf accessories too. Many of them are meant to go underneath or over top of the shelving units, thereby further reducing grime build-up. Plus, most are removable and replaceable. So if South Florida auctioneers show off a unit with missing antimicrobial covers, don’t be afraid to bid anyway. Replacement mats for used shelving units may be just a toll-free call away.

Also, think about including shelf cleaning on the kitchen staff’s nightly, close of shift checklist. Ask them to wipe down the polymer surfaces with sanitizing cleansers followed by dry cloths. Doing so will make deep cleaning the storage areas once a month seem less labor intensive.

In addition, ask the staff to clean the casters at least once every six months. After they clean the casters, they should also check to see if wheels are working properly. If not, they may need to be tightened, greased, oiled or replaced after hours.

To speak further with South Florida auctioneers about antimicrobial shelving units of all kinds, please contact Lauro Auctioneers. We may have some shelving units going up for auction in December 2015.

Streetscape Changes to Impact Used Restaurant Equipment Sales in Pompano Beach

Posted November 12th, 2015 in News & Events

In October 2015, the Sun Sentinel broke news that may just send forward-thinking entrepreneurs rushing out to buy used restaurant equipment in Pompano Beach. It seems that city officials have plans to improve a number of streetscapes in the area that should indirectly bring more hungry people to Pompano Beach. And what do hungry people want? Excellent meals of course!

Buying used restaurant equipment in Pompano Beach will enable hospitality professionals to better serve the area’s growing population of temporary and permanent residents. It will also help them handle an influx in seasonal tourists. As it stands currently, more than 90 million people wander through South Florida each year and perhaps the latest renovations in Pompano Beach will increase that number in the future.

Given Pompano Beach’s growing reputation as an emerging, culinary melting pot we believe that it will. And no, that belief isn’t elevating the prices or supply of used restaurant equipment, at least not yet. Brand name, commercial grade equipment capable of being used to prepare a mind-numbing array of cuisines is still available in Broward Count for reasonable prices.

For instance right now, periodicals like the Broward-Palm Beach New Times® are naming an eclectic mix of restaurants as the area’s hot spots. Among them are places that serve Szechuan barbecue, gourmet hamburgers, seafood, German specials, Caribbean and Italian fare. People wishing to compete with those places could easily buy used charbroilers, pizza prep tables and Alto-Shaam holding cabinets in Pompano Beach then use them to set up restaurants of their own.

To inquire about starting or expanding Pompano Beach restaurants with used equipment, please contact Lauro Auctioneers. Based in South Florida, we sell, buy and auction off commercial grade equipment to entrepreneurs already in Pompano Beach and beyond. Plus, we may be able to help with hospitality professionals’ commercial real estate needs too.

Auctions in South Florida Appeal to Buyers’ Love of Being Untethered

Posted October 30th, 2015 in News & Events

A wandering spirit is something many successful people possess. And thankfully, today’s technology helps foster humankind’s inherent love of being untethered. For example, did you know that people may use their cell phones and other portable devices to bid at auctions in South Florida? It’s true. So even passengers stuck in Fort Lauderdale’s rush hour traffic have opportunities score our auction house’s best deals.

Also, they don’t have to wait until auction day to make plays for nightclub sound systems, restaurant equipment and commercial furnishings. There are ways to electronically purchase or bid on them early. In addition, buyers who love being mobile may set up appointments with auction houses in South Florida to see commercial or residential real estate that is currently for sale. At least those who work with Lauro Auctioneers’ full-service team may do so easily.

At Lauro Auctioneers, we have a convenient app and other aids available that are meant to help people make the perfect purchases. So buyers who don’t like to remain in one spot for long are encouraged to speak with our team. We can provide them with details about the application and other free-wheeling ways to shop for restaurant equipment or other desired items.

Furthermore, we can share information about future auction dates and locations as well as provide free consultations to potential sellers. And bear in mind, the consultations may include more than appraisals. We’re happy to discuss all the ways people may sell their valuable items with the expert assistance of Lauro Auctioneers.

To learn more about the consultations, mobile applications and other unfettered methods to achieve buying or selling success, please contact us. We’re available to meet at the auction house or other agreed upon locations in South Florida.

Consider Used Restaurant Equipment Auctions to Supply Your Mobile Food Truck

Posted October 23rd, 2015 in News & Events

Things are heating up and competition is fierce in the mobile food truck business. Allison Daniel of the Pensacola News Journal recently stated “Food trucks are a popular way to bring people out to local events and spice up the downtown scene. They have also been a successful way for ambitious entrepreneurs to get their start.”

Established restaurateurs and budding small business owners are finding innovative ways to invest wisely in their food truck ventures. In order for their businesses to become successful, it is crucial for them to obtain the right tools and equipment to aid in servicing their customers.

One of the best ways a food truck business owner can limit expenses is by attending a used restaurant equipment auction where they can obtain equipment for a fraction of the cost. There is no shortage in equipment and supplies available to help food truck owners maintain a solid business.

Some essential items often up for auction include:

  • Ice Machines
  • Coffee Machines
  • Vitamix Blenders
  • Food Dehydrators
  • Countertop Food Warmers
  • Sandwich Press Units
  • Refrigeration Units
  • Point Of Sale Systems

An important part of the auction bidding process is to ensure business is conducted through industry professionals. South Florida-based Lauro Auctioneers is well-educated and has over 20 years experience serving the business community. The company has a multilingual staff available to answer any questions business owners have throughout the process.

Inventory is continuously updated and readily available to fit the needs of a wide variety of food truck vendors and restaurant owners. Please contact us today to buy quality food service equipment for your business.

Land Used Bar Equipment with Ease from South Florida Auctions

Posted October 15th, 2015 in News & Events

Bars are pretty common everywhere you go, and while some of them find incredible success, many others are not able to keep up with the fierce competition and end up going out of business. Although this is certainly sad for the business owners who could not succeed, this also creates new opportunities for aspiring business owners. When you want to open a bar or incorporate a bar into your eatery, you can get used bar equipment through South Florida auctions, which gives you the opportunity to land some incredible deals.

Bar Equipment is Quite Common to Find

With the popularity of bars that are opening and closing on a consistent basis, you will generally find no shortage of bar equipment, especially through auctions where auctioneers make the liquidation process so easy. A closing business does not want to put a great deal of time and effort into getting rid of their equipment, but auction companies can help them with the process, which then gives you used equipment to bid on.

Competition Leads to Lower Prices

Since there is so much competition with bars, this also leads to competition with liquidation. A failed business will continue to lose money when they must store their equipment for a long period of time. Naturally, the high level of competition will lead to lower prices on equipment, and thus lower costs for new business owners.

Large Selection Helps You Choose Well

Along with the fact that you will likely land reduced prices due to the heavy competition, you will also have a wide range of bar equipment to pick from. It will not be necessary to settle for certain equipment to get a low price as you will already have a large selection available and new inventory on a regular basis.

If you have any questions about bar equipment or our auctions, feel free to contact us.