So in part 1 and part 2 we discussed what type of snow cone stand to buy and if we should get a new or used one. In this short post we will talk about where to look in order to purchase your first snow cone stand. We have some suggestions you may not find elsewhere and a pretty comprehensive list of websites.
Snow Wizard has a number of its own brand new trailers that it has for sale. This is one of the better quality websites you will find to view these snow cone stands. Many of the companies in this business badly need an update and better information. Snow Wizard is a nice change from that. Snow Wizard has a SW-710 (7×10) for $20,000 and an SW-714 (7×14) for $23,000 with a large number of options and add-ons. The site also sells start-up packages, shavers, ice makers, syrup and every other option you could need.
There are a number of great places to buy a new snow cone stand. One site that has a pretty comprehensive number of trailers is 1-800-shaved-ice.com. The site offers 4 large trailer options ranging from $12,000 for a 6 x 10 sno-balls shaved ice trailer to $55,000 their “deluxe shaved ice caboose”. The site also offers syrups, snow cone machines/ice shavers, and entire business start-up packages.
The frigidfrog.com also offers a large number of quality trailers ranging from $13,000 for a 6 x 10 up to a $17,000 trailer for a 6 x 14 trailer. The site also offers a large number of add-on’s customizations, ice shavers, and complete business packages.
Southern Snow is another quality option for purchase a snow cone trailer. The company offers similar packages to the two options above, with 6×10 trailers for $13,000 up to a 6 x 14 trailer for $17,000. The company does not offer the comprehensive options that the two above offer, but have a number of add-ons.
Snowie.com sells its own unique brand of snow cone stands. They have a different but unique look. These include their brand new “school bus” option, and 8×5 trailer, 12×5 trailer, and a 10×7 trailer. The stands all have custom graphics, rounded edges, and clear windows all the way around.
Obviously a great place to find anything (snow cone stands included) is Ebay. On the site you can find hundreds of listings from all over the country. The advantage is you can see the ratings of the sellers and the descriptions are usually pretty good. The major disadvantage is that you can’t typically view the stand before putting up the cash. If you decided you don’t like it after pick-up then you may be between a rock and a hard place.
You can also use Ebay to get an idea of how much stands have gone for in the past. If you go to advanced search and click completed listings then only auctions that have ended will be shown. You can see what stands didn’t sell and what did (and for what price).
Craigslist is my personal favorite for finding snow cone stands and trailers. The site may be ugly, but its free to list on so its very popular with small business people. Head to the “for sale” section, and click “business” if you want to search just your local area.
If your interested in searching on a regional or national business I suggest heading over the www.craiglook.com. Craiglook will give you better search options. You can specify price range, location, and even number of miles to a location. So you could search for snow cone stands under $10,000 and within 50 miles radius of Dallas. The site will also show pictures in your search which doesn’t happen on craigslist own search engine.
Concessiontraileroutlet.com is another great site to check out. The website doesn’t sell any trailers itself but rather looks up all types of concession trailers/stands that are currently listed on ebay and putting them in an easy to read and compare format. Rather than the sites for brand
FestivalsandFairs.com is a great place to look for used trailers. They list not only snow cone stands but also massive concession trailers for year-round traveling as well as food carts, concession stands, and other types. The site also lists 100’s of upcoming events around the country by date and state.
Concessiontrailers.com is a pretty neat place to look for used concession trailers (not just snow cone stands). The site breaks the country down into regions that you can click through to find used concession trailers in your area. They have a pretty solid number of listings.
CustomConcessions.com is a site that actually sells the very large, brand new concession stands for year round traveling (mainly at fairs). This isn’t really for snow cones but if your in the market for a bit of a larger scale business then be sure to check it out.
Supreme Products is another company that does custom concession stands. Not snow cone stands but a cool site to check out.
Benscarts.com is a great site to get your own hotdog cart or stand.
So where should you go to find that snow cone stand? It depends on whether you want to buy used or new. But my suggestion is to first head to Craigslist and Ebay to get a decent idea of what the price ranges are both in your area and nationwide. If you haven’t found what you are looking for there then head over the some of the sites listed above.
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