Used Male Mannequins For Sale
Mannequins are valuable advertising tools. Studies show that display mannequins can increase the sale of
businesses and pay for themselves in the process.
For example, an apparel store has a better chance of selling their attire if it's displayed well. Mannequins
present a three-dimensional view of whatever they sell. There are many uses for mannequins besides apparel such as
museum displays, beauty salons, jewelry stores, trade shows, and even TV. The television crime drama CSI:NY
has been known to utilize a supple female mannequin when filming.
Male mannequins are not used as often as female mannequins, however, they are just as effectual. One reason for
the imbalance in usage is because women do most of the shopping for themselves and the men in their lives as well.
A male mannequin can be purchased in a number of categories such as sitting mannequins, cameo mannequins, bendable
mannequins with joints at the elbows and often times the knees. A flexible male mannequin is great for
demonstrating active wear, military displays, and other historical uniforms.
Since male mannequins aren't as popular as their female counterparts many buyers prefer to purchase them used.
The price for a used male mannequin can vary greatly depending on where the mannequin is purchased. Used mannequins
can be purchased from mannequin liquidators, boutique owners going out of business, second-hand stores, and garage
sales. Used mannequin typically fall into four categories.
1. Virtually New: mannequins are almost new and in perfect condition. They were seldom used, never unpacked, or
may have been used only for photo shoots.
2. Gently Used: mannequins have a bit of soil on them, minor discoloration, and minimal scratching. Usually this
type of mannequin was utilized by an upscale retailer and maintained well.
3. Used: mannequins have signs of the usual wear and tear such as chips, scuffmarks, cracks, and broken fingers.
This type of mannequin was probably frequently handled and used on the sales floor of a retailer.
4. Distressed: mannequins have body parts missing like legs, arms, and even heads. Many times it's structural
damage that can occur if a mannequin falls on a hard floor. Some can be repaired to like new condition by someone
who is experienced in refurbishing mannequins.
A word of warning; just because a mannequin is second-hand, doesn't mean that it's cheap. Like buying a fine
piece of used jewelry, some mannequin brands retain their value due to their superior artisanship, exclusive
designs, and established brand name. A male mannequin or female mannequin with realistic features can cost anywhere
from $800.00 to $1,500.00 new. Higher than the newer cheaply made mannequins that cost around $200.00 to $375.00.
The top mannequin brand names to look for are New John Nissan, Adel Rootstein, Ralph Pucci, Greneker and Goldsmith,
Patina V, and Hindsgaul.
Overall, if you are looking for used male mannequins for sale then buying a used one is by far more beneficial,
especially on your wallet as many new entrepreneurs need to keep cost down. In addition, used male mannequins are
more valuable since they weren't manufactured in abundance. You may very well find a collector's item on your