Customers often ask us about selling mobility devices that have been replaced or are no longer needed. Questions such as “Where is the best place to sell my medical equipment,” “Can I get a tax write-off for donating my used equipment,” and “Can I trade in my old products for new ones?” are some of the most common among customer inquiries. We want to help you understand all of your options, so the Med Mart team is here to answer all of your questions about selling or responsibly disposing of your old medical equipment.
Donate Your Equipment
Donating medical equipment of any kind can greatly impact the lives of those in need. Your local community most likely has several places that accept donations, such as religious organizations or community centers. Due to liability concerns, medical facilities and nursing homes will often refuse direct donations of medical equipment. Donating through one of the nonprofit organizations listed below allows you to quickly get your equipment directly to people who need it. Another plus of donating your equipment to a nonprofit organization is that you can claim a tax deduction for the value of your donation. Most nonprofits accepting medical equipment will assist you in estimating the value of your items.
Donate your gently used medical equipment to be sold at a discounted rate to those in need, while providing community members with job training. Goodwill has locations nationwide that serve its local communities.
List your medical equipment online for non-profit organizations nationwide. Please allow 2 weeks from the time of posting for an organization to reach out about pick-up or delivery services.
Donate your used equipment to MedShare to support their mission of “improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world.”
Sell Your Equipment Online
Selling online is another great way to provide someone with the medical equipment they need. You can use the online marketplaces below to sell your wheelchair, walker, lift chair, and more for a reasonable price to someone who needs it, whether they’re a member of your community or on the other side of the country!
One popular, user-friendly site to sell your used medical equipment on is eBay. This online marketplace will walk you through the selling process step by step. To create a listing you will need to take photos of your equipment to show any wear and tear to your potential buyers and provide a short description of your item. All shipping costs will be included in the price of your item, but if you have equipment that will be difficult to ship you may want to use one of the local online marketplaces listed below. eBay also has the option to donate the proceeds of your equipment to a charity of your choice using their eBay for Charity program. This is a great way to provide someone with the equipment they need and to donate to a good cause.
LetGo has been consistently ranked as a top shopping app in the App Store and the Google Play Store. The company has recently combined marketplaces with OfferUp, another top shopping app, to create an online marketplace of over 20 million monthly active users across the United States. You can download the LetGo App on your smartphone or use their website to create a listing for your old medical equipment. LetGo offers a user-friendly experience that walks you through how to create a listing and provides you with a safe online environment to sell your items.