Store or sell?


Once the stuff has accumulated in the closets and should be disposed of, it’s a good idea to think about what would be the best way to extend their life cycle. There are many ways, of course, but hopefully throwing it in the trash is one of the last. The first thing to do, of course, is to think about whether the stuff will be needed again. In the case of prams, for example, and no additional family is expected, such goods should in principle be put into circulation either by sale or by donation. If, on the other hand, it is, for example, a foot lamp that has been hunted from markets and markets in the past, but which is not suitable for an apartment right now to give children more play space, it may make sense to store the lamp for the future. 

Another way to look at this might be to calculate costs, for example. Let’s say you go downhill skiing once a year and need equipment for that. When you buy them, they cost 500e and you can sell them after the trip for eg 250e. Thus, the cost of skiing equipment is 250e. If, on the other hand, you want to keep the skis for a longer period of time, and store them for 1.5 years in Tokko Rental Warehouse, the annual storage cost is 59e x 12 months = 649e. Thus, buying and selling during the year would have made more sense, as the total cost to you would have been 500e - 250e = 250e while when renting the warehouse it would have been 500e + 649e = 1149e. Sure, you can still get money from the equipment when you sell it after a year, but if we keep the example simple, it is assumed that the value is 0. In any case, storing in such a situation would become more expensive. But what if you look at it in the longer term, with the whole family and the hobbies are not only skiing but also golf? 

Consider a situation where the time is 5 years and the family consists of 2 adults and 2 children. Assume that adult equipment costs 500e / ski set and children 300e / ski set. Same thing with golf equipment. According to the previous example, 250e can be obtained from adult sets and 150e from children's sets. Buying and selling for a period of 5 years looks like this: 

  • Purchase of all equipment (4 x 500e + 4 x 300e) = 3200e
  • Sales of all equipment (4 x 250e + 4 x 150e) = 1600e
  • Total cost of equipment / year = 1600e
  • Total cost of equipment / 5 years = 8000e

The same situation, but this time the equipment is stored in Tokko Rental Warehouse for 5 years. 

  • Purchase of all equipment = 3200e
  • Storage of all equipment 1v = 649e
  • Storage of all equipment 5v = 3481e
  • Total cost of equipment / 5 years = 6681e

In the latter case, storage becomes more economical. In addition, even after 5 years, the equipment has value, so if you want to sell it at that stage, storage will actually be even more profitable. In addition, it saves time when you do not have to buy and sell new equipment every year, and you can also store other items in stock. 

The example is intended to show that the longer and more the goods have a value in use, the more sensible their storage becomes. Our values also definitely include supporting more sustainable development, and we favor the purchase of high-quality, long-lasting tools that save nature and think more sustainably. It is not always possible, but most of the time it is. 

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