Second hand and ex-display kitchen seller The Used Kitchen Company (TUKC) has introduced an auction, to help speed up sales and prevent kitchen showrooms having money tied up in unwanted stock.
The weekly auctions take bids over a period of 2-4 days and the kitchen is sold to the highest bidder, for immediate collection.
They are promoted to TUKC’s database of “kitchen ready” buyers and its social media followers.
Private sellers can also make use of the auction facility, if they need to create space for a new kitchen quickly.
TUKC claims the auction saves the most “at risk” kitchens of entering landfill, therefore benefits the environment.
To provide the opportunity of auctioned kitchen having a third owner, the TUKC team also points the successful bidder to its kitchen passport scheme, which documents its repurpose.
CEO of TUKC Looeeze Grossman said: “This is yet another innovation from The Used Kitchen Company as we continue to demonstrate to showrooms that we are in this together and here to deliver solutions that work for them.
“Working in partnership, we can make the virtuous circular economy even stronger, ensuring all parties – seller, buyer and the planet – gain tangible benefits.
“Each kitchen we save from the skip eases the pressure on British landfill and allows the resources that went into a kitchen’s manufacture to be used for longer.
“And, at a practical level, the auction quickly puts cash in sellers’ pockets. What’s not to like about it?”