Gloucester, UK (PRWEB) September 7, 2007
Water Coolers Direct have decided to start selling returned stock via a new online store on EBay. The water coolers in question have been returned due to minor technical issues or slight damage and have been repaired and factory approved by the original manufacturer. As the machines are not in their original packaging the machines cannot be sold as brand new coolers and are therefore being sold at a heavily discounted price.
Formed in March 2004 as a reaction to onerous water cooler rental contracts Water Coolers Direct offers the option of buying the water coolers outright. Water Coolers Direct now has a loyal customer base of over 2,500 business's including 'Thames Valley Health Authority', 'Havana International Bank', 'Mowlem Technical Services', 'Westminster School Library' and also over 900 home customers.
EBay markets itself as "The World's Online Marketplace®", and enables trade on a local, national and international basis. The site caters predominately to individual consumers and small businesses, offering an online platform where millions of items are brought and sold each day.
Fred Cairns Palmer, Managing Director, WaterCoolersDirect.com Ltd said; "As Water Coolers Direct is unable to present these coolers as new machines we are able to offer them to you at a heavily discounted price on EBay. We believe that this is an exciting opportunity and allows us to sell good quality water coolers to the domestic market and small businesses at a competitive price, our hope is that the UK consumer will compare our water coolers favourably to the cheaper alternatives more typically offered on EBay."
The company envisages making more and more types of machine available moving forward as they become available. "The only problem that I foresee is that we don't get a lot of returns…" says Pete Glanville Operations Director of Water Coolers Direct "… we only buy from proven manufacturers who have a good reputation in our industry, as a consequence of this we have only now been able to offer these high quality products on EBay, it's taken some time to stock pile sufficient numbers to make a dedicated eBay store a viable option."
The machines currently on offer are:
QU710C ACIS / Samsung Free Standing Bottled Water Cooler (chilled & ambient water) at £79.00 a £186 saving on the £265 list price
QU510C ACIS / Samsung Free Standing Mains Water Cooler (chilled & ambient water) at £99.00 a £266 saving on the £365 list price
Future products will include the companies BRITA Fed Bottled Water Cooler, Under Sink Water Filters & Chillers and a new range of Fridge Filters. The shop will also include a wide range of accessories including Service Contracts, Cup Dispensers, Recycling Bin and Drinking Cups & Cones.
Martin Booth the Sales Director of Water Coolers Direct said "We are excited about the opportunity and can envisage expanding our range to feature more and more products that appeal to the domestic market moving forward…"
The new Water Coolers Direct EBay shop is located at: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/watercoolersdirect
For more information on the company visit: http://www.watercoolersdirect.com/