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Old 09-14-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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I have several larger breakers ranging from 500 to 1200 amperes. Anybody ever have any luck selling these to a breaker company?
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Yea I was thinking a breaker broker. I don't want to screw with Ebay but I hate to trash them...
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I certainly wouldn't trash em but I also dislike eBay.
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Yea I was thinking a breaker broker. I don't want to screw with Ebay but I hate to trash them...
I'd never sell them on eBay. I used to sell to a company named Main Breaker, that bought them for rebuilding. I can't seem to find their number right now or I'd have posted it.
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I have several larger breakers ranging from 500 to 1200 amperes. Anybody ever have any luck selling these to a breaker company?
I am pretty sure I know one of our member in here will know for sure.,,

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I'd never sell them on eBay. I used to sell to a company named Main Breaker, that bought them for rebuilding. I can't seem to find their number right now or I'd have posted it.
The Main Breaker company should be still there .,,

But try to get a hold of Brian John or Zac I am sure one of the two of our members in here they dealt alot of larger breakers so I am sure they will have update info on that.
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I've purchased large frame reconditioned breakers from this place before:
http://www.southlandelectrical.com/usedbreakers.asp

Website says they buy surplus, maybe they can make a decent offer.
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there used to be 2 guys in the DC area that reconditioned (ie tested) and resold used breakers - we bought a few oddball breakers from them on ocassion. never sold any though, they just kept piling up.
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Maybe you can sell them all for bitcoins?
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At that power level, the purchasers only want to buy brand new units.

Hence, used = scrap.
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Never sold to them, but know they buy used breakers.

https://www.baybreakers.com/
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At that power level, the purchasers only want to buy brand new units.

Hence, used = scrap.
The rebuilders buy them.
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Yeah, start looking for electrical resellers in your area. There are places who will snatch them up, give them a rub with some shoe-polish to make them look nice, and then resell them to unsuspecting contractors.

I've been screwed and seen guys get screwed by purchasing used molded-case breakers. The one I ordered showed up in worse shape than the one I was trying to replace. We had a customer who ordered one for a main where it welded partially closed and caught on fire. Destroyed the switchgear they were working on.

Sell all you want, but never buy used MCCBs.
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Lots of places online will buy but for pennies on the dollar. There is a place in DC if thats your area, off new york ave i believe. I got $700 for two that were never installed, which is still a rip off, but money in my pocket
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The rebuilders buy them.
You can't "rebuild" a molded case breaker.
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There's a place in Amesbury, Mass called the lectric connection. They rebuild all types. I've sold a few to them
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You can't "rebuild" a molded case breaker.
Not many of the bigger sizes are molded case, at least not the ones I've sold.
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Not many of the bigger sizes are molded case, at least not the ones I've sold.
500 and 1200A would be molded case. Those are not ANSI frame sizes.
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There's a place in Amesbury, Mass called the lectric connection. They rebuild all types. I've sold a few to them
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