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Top 10 things you can do to maximize your return:

Some of these may seem obvious, but we want to share what we have learned.


1. Develop a complete and accurate inventory list with as much of the following data as possible (The first 8 are the most important):

  • Manufacturers part number
  • Manufacturer
  • Your part number (If you use your own #, it is important to provide a map of your # to mfg #)
  • Brief description (e.g. ‘Resistor, Carbon Comp., 15Ohm, 5% Tolerance’)
  • Quantity
  • Unit of measure (e.g. Each, inch, foot, pound, ounce, etc.)
  • Condition (e.g. New, New Old Stock [NOS], Used, Used Tested, Refurbished, Scrap, etc.)
  • Packaging (e.g. Mfg sealed retail, Mfg sealed bulk, Mfg Opened, Bulk, etc.)
  • Purchase date
  • Purchased from
  • Lot number
  • Weight
  • Size (e.g. Length x Width x Height)

2. Provide Certificates of Conformity (CofC) and provenance where able

  • Provenance is a term often used in the wine industry to indicate the history of a bottle or case. In this context, we are referring to the history of products. By way of example: a MIL-SPEC fastener that may cost $150 and goes in an airplane is ostensibly scrap metal or yard sale fodder if the paper-trail is not available to prove that it is MIL-SPEC and that it was purchased from a reputable, franchised distributor, and what lot number it came from.

3. Provide documents, manuals, licenses or associated materials

4. Store materials in climate controlled environment (temperature and humidity are product killers)

5. Keep in original packaging, and keep packages intact and protected

6. Store items in a clean space or keep covered

7. If used or refurbished items, are they tested? (keep records or tag items with test date/results)

8. Pack items carefully with protection and in sturdy boxes

9. Palletize on standard sized pallets and shrinkwrap. Record which items are in which pallets

10. Weigh pallets and record weights