For a wide number of enterprises it is much more profitable to buy non-seller toolware and mounting hardware than new products in good supply. Any hardware, screw driver, rasp or other consumable parts price does not seem too high for a medium enterprise, however in conversion to the entire required amount of products total value suddenly appears rather high, and any discount presents telling economy.
Dead stock purchase advantages
Non-seller tools are present at any factory. Naturally they collect because company prefers having easily broken consumable parts and equipment, demanding immediate replacement, as a reserve. Such reserves allow avoiding production downtime and ensure the continuous work flow.
When factory changes technological process or runs production conversion, then mounting toolware and instruments, purchased before become unclaimed. Their storing requires certain spaces and conditions (including humidity control, without which the products may get corroded and inapplicable, thus lose price).
Sustainable factory owners are aware that the most rational method of disposing of dead stock tools is selling them at lower prices. This measure is valuable for both seller and buyer.