October 13, 2009,
D.G. asks from Dallas, TX on September 23, 2008
How to Sell & Get Rid of a Hot Tub That Came with Our House
My husband and I recently bought a home, and it came with a hot tub in the back yard that we have no interest in using/maintaining/keeping. Plus I'm sure we could put whatever money we could get for it to good use in fixing up the house.
Thing is, I know next to nothing about hot tubs, how much they go for, or anything. I was thinking of listing it on craigslist, but for how much? I don't see any obvious identifying information on the actual hot tub that says what the make or model is, so I don't know how to price it.
And the big concern I have is how on earth the person who does buy is going to get it out of our back yard! It is taller than our back gate is wide, if that makes sense. So short of them bringing a crane (haha), I'm stumped. Surely I'm not the first person to sell a used hot tub, so I thought I'd see if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks!!
C.D. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
There's little to no used retail market on hot tubs since they are bulky and difficult to relocate. Probably a best-offer situation will be the best you could expect. If you have a wood fence, most likely a panel can be removed then reinstalled to exit it from your patio. Please call me and I will take a look & possibly make offer. I am capable of removing & delivering.
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G.M. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
We have a 8 seater tub in our yard and it sits in a big red wood house, we love it though. We bought it used from a friend for $1000, which was a steal. We did however have to take down a fence panel to get it in the yard. We nailed it right back in place afterwards. The house we took apart in pieces and put back together when we got the thing put up. Just a suggestion, good luck.
A.L. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
I sold mine on ebay quite a few years back. I had to be diligent and keep listing it until the right person came along. It took some time, but I did sell it.
Make sure you list it as local pickup only.
J.B. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
Call a couple of independent contractors, (usually listed in yellow pages) they might be willing to help with listing or may even buy
Y.M. answers from Dallas on September 23, 2008
You might need to take a picture then just have a "make offer" option on E-Bay.
Most hot tub ads I've seen have been given away as someone just picks it up from the home.
B.F. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
D., could you take a picture of it and take to a store that sales them, or go online and look for one like it. Now about the removal of the tub from yard. You may have to remove a section of the fence to get it out then replace it. Cheaper than your crane idea.LOL :)The previous oweners may have had the tub before the fence, I don't think you would want to roll it on its sides, too heavy and may damage plumbing. Are you sure it even works? Hope this is helpful,
D.S. answers from Dallas on September 24, 2008
Yes it came in with a crane more than likely thats how it got there. That is how ours came in.
J.S. answers from Philadelphia on October 13, 2009
You will not get any money for this thing! I am trying to get rid of a hot tub that is in perfect condition, no luck. You're screwed.