Audiovisualbay.co.uk is a new web-based sales resource that has been launched by Hertfordshire event production company Universal Event Production (UEP) designed to help companies around the world sell equipment they no longer use or need.

Says UEP’s Steve Butcher, “We had gear collecting dust for ages that we always meant to sell but never got around to for a variety of reasons, and I kept encountering people in this exact same situation. A major reason no one was selling their unwanted gear was that they didn’t have the time to get it together—it was always last on the agenda. Also, until now, eBay was the only serious option to reach a wide audience.”

Butcher decided to take advantage of this gap in the market with Audiovisualbay, making it simple and quick for people who want to shift equipment to get it in front of thousands of interested potential buyers. Audiovisualbay has been specifically designed for those with small-to-medium amounts of gear they want to move—anything from a single PAR or projector to complete truss roof systems. Gear available through audiovisualbay.co.uk includes lighting, sound, data and video, mains, rigging, flight cases, and more.

How Audiovisualbay works:
Sellers can contact the admin team via email or telephone giving details of the items they wish to sell, complete with a brief description, a couple of photos, item location, warranty information, and selling price. The info is uploaded to the website and seen by thousands of potential of industry professionals. Buyers also contact Audiovisualbay by email or phone, detailing the items they want to purchase. They are put in direct contact with the seller and the purchase is then negotiated between buyer and seller.

On completion of the sale, Audiovisualbay invoices the seller a commission of 10% to cover running costs, advertising etc. There are no catches: if there’s no sale, no fee is taken—it’s that simple.