10917400_816052095150537_555440449580085173_nMany people underestimate the value of salvage. They may consider it trash or useless wreckage, but no matter which description they use, they consider it worthless. For others salvage is as valuable as the cash in their pocket—as a matter of fact, the cash in their pocket may be a direct result of their ability to see the value in salvage.

These forward thinking and imaginative individuals understand that salvage is not trash—trash is useless. It has lived out its destiny and has no further application either because its damage is too extensive to allow for any repurposing or because it was not built to withstand damages well enough to be useful. Salvage, on the other hand is given an entirely new lease on life and a brand new purpose once it is found and valued by a salvor.

One of the most common uses of salvage is for parts. Whether you are thinking about automobiles or heavy equipment, much of the salvage you find can be purchased inexpensively and used to repair or replace parts on many of the different vehicles, tools, and mechanisms you use every day. It can even be used to make structural repairs on buildings—which can save the salvage buyer a substantial amount of money.

But salvage use is not limited to parts. In fact, some salvage doesn’t involve parts but instead, formerly edible substances like grain. While this type of salvage may no longer be fit for human consumption, livestock can be fed for weeks from the supply. And what about cartons damaged in shipment? Some salvage is in such good shape that it can still be used for its original purpose, but can’t be resold in its current condition. So the salvage buyer benefits from something as simple as ugly or damaged packaging.

No matter what use you can find for the salvage you buy, chances are you will be surprised by the flexibility and quality of the salvage you have access to.