Retail Shelving Dealers in Florida(5):
Used Gondola Shelving Florida
Miama, Jacksonville, Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, St Petersburg, Orlando Fl
Florida is a lousy shipping point for out of state deliveries, which you might need. Especially the southern cities like Miami.
Even if it wasn't a penninsula, Florida is still in the corner of the country. In terms of shipping...Florida is a dead-end. Trucks can't easily 'piggy-back' loads, or make extra drops along the way, and this raises shipping costs considerably.
Jacksonville is the only major Florida city with an easy route to the north, and that still isn't pretty. Jacksonville isn't "on the way" to anywhere other that another Florida city. Shipping should be cheaper here than other FL locations, but not by much. It's not "shipping hell" like Miami, more like shipping Limbo.
Atlanta will be the closest city with a major used retail shelving market. Atlanta dealers will be happy to ship to Florida, and the shipping price will be bearable
There is another factor which increases the price of used shelving in Florida, the climate. The parts are all metal, except for the pegboard; the metal eventually rusts and the board eventaully warps.
Florida is more humid than most U.S.A. climates, and can expect to see slightly more warped and rusted shelving on the market. Parts won't last as long, so used dealers cannot piecemeal orders as easily. This creates a minor scarcity, which drives the price.
There's a few dealers in Florida (see my links above), and Atlanta might be helpful. If you exhaust these options,
Florida is also really a long state, it's 400 miles from Jacksonville to Miami.
The length of the state alone adds shipping expenses, which you can double because
Try a local classifieds and craigslist (website) to see if someone is selling off their old fixtures. Check online for local directories. Researching online for an hour or two might pay off.
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Used Retail Shelving
Grocery, Dollar, C-Store
Used Lozier • Used Madix
IL - WI - NE - FL - LA - NY - CO
Check also for sales and dealers in Atlanta, New Orleans, South Carolina or Texas.
Check craiglist (website) in major cities like Miami and Jacksonville. Check for sales acroos state lines, too, in GA, SC and AL.
Fixture Liquidators (website)
(Fixture Division of Major Liquidator)
Everything Warehouse (website)
(Used shelving dealer)
Bargain Store Fixtures (website)
(Mostly used fixture dealer)
(New and used fixtures)
Before you start just clickin' buttons, get your specifications ready.
1) Write it all down before you make a single phone call or contact. You can print this gondola worksheet page.
2) Easily E-mail out for a few quotes, or have worksheet in hand when you make calls.
Otherwise, the first telephone quote or web form will wear you out...
answering all these questions:
Starter units: Height? Deck size? Quantity?
Add-on units: Height? Deck SIze? Quantity?
If possible, do you want different base deck sizes on opposite sides of any islands?
How many shelves per 'face'?
An Island has 2 'faces', a wall has one.
Don't count the base deck again...they come with the units.
The only true supply of gondola, however, is closing retail stores.
Whatever styles, sizes or colors are available will often depend on who's closing, or who has closed recently.
Sometimes your order is easy to fill and you can compare a few prices.
Smaller sizes are often more readily avaiable.
But sometimes, it's hard to find the color, size, style or brand of gondola shelving that you need when you need it.
Gondola is a bulky heavy product, and shipping costs can get high.
Try checking your state first, then branch out to nearby states.
Note: If you aren't too picky about size.
Be ready to adjust your size a little, if you can give or take a few inches of aisle space.
Some used brands use even sizes (12,14,16), some use odd (13,15,17).
C-Store, pharmacy sized small/medium sizes, 12"-16", are often the easiest to obtain.
Also, in many retail environments, walls units will contain the store's larger shelves.
There's more islands, and they contain double the shelves and base decks.
Bill Pucket's Store Fixtures (website)
(New and used fixtures)
Barr Display (website)