White Goods Overview

To manage ‘two-man-lift’ retail products you need substantial space and heavy logistics, which John Pye Auctions has in spades.

You also need a robust operation with the ability to roll your sleeves up at short notice to be able to manage large stockholdings such as white goods at short notice periods from clients.

White goods – washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators and the like – present a number of challenges in both handling and selling.

Suitable space is required not just to manage such stock but also to spread volumes over multiple salesroom and sites, as it is easy to ‘flood’ auctions with such large domestic appliance products at auction and thus create a narrow product offering at auction which adversely affects client recoveries.

John Pye Auctions works strategically with manufacturers and retailers of white goods to distribute volumes across our UK network to dilute volumes and also match regional market demand to certain product types.

We manage all manner of white goods, ranging across:

  • End-of-line clearance
  • Packaging damage
  • Insurance write-off
  • Cosmetic damage
  • Faulty units for spares and repairs trade refurbishment

All white goods are sold individually and presented for salesroom viewing for potential bidders to view, bid and buy. Our buyers range from secondary market end users through to trade buyers, including substantial volumes of UK landlords who are engaged through John Pye Property online auctions.

John Pye Auctions UK network of sites for white goods spans England, Scotland and Wales.


Department Contacts

Tom Fishwick
Head of Client Account Management
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]
Business Development Department
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]

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