General Selling Guide

Selling your lab equipment can be necessary under a range of circumstances. Relocation, closure, down-sizing and even upgrade are just some of the reasons why you need to sell your lab equipment and there are a number of way in which you can do this. The more common ones are auction, marketplace websites, and independent laboratory suppliers.

Keeping Up To Date

There are a number of websites that provide news and updates. Lab Mate is a good start with new articles added daily covering laboratory equipment, seminars and training. You can also visit Lab News Directory and Laboratory Talk to get up-to-date on the latest lab news and products. Finally, if you are not quite sure what lab equipment is needed to achieve your objectives then contact us and we’ll be glad to help.


Auctions are great way to sell entire labs or large quantities of equipment fast. Auctioneers need to make their money so there is often a fixed cost for setting up the auction and a premium on each item sold. The fixed costs are often into the 1000’s of £$€’s, but there is the convenience of having your equipment catalogued, checked and all the hassle of shipping and sale co-ordination handled for you.

Market Place Websites

There are now several lab equipment marketplaces online where you can list your items. Some charge and some do not. You can get your items straight to buyers in a matter of minutes. The important things to consider when choosing where to sell your items are the coverage that the website receives and also any additional features they provide.  Often people post wanted adverts, so a quick look could get you a buyer fro your lab equipment straight away.

Independent Lab equipment companies

There are a number of companies that sell lab equipment. To do this, they need to buy equipment. You can simply phone them and get a price including collection. With the price of transportation and labour, certain bulky items with low value, such as fridges may not realise a value, but other items such as balances and analytical equipment can be of high value. There are a number of companies listed below including dreamscience that offer clearance services.

Where Do dreamscience Fit In?

dreamscience Lab are a mixture of all three types! We offer a marketplace area which is completely free of charge for users to list and buy equipment from each other. We now also offer a full auction listing website, again for completely free public use, and on occasion to deal with lot clearances on behalf of our clients. We also regularly conduct laboratory equipment clearances so it's always worth getting in touch to see if we can help you!


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