Typically, companies avoid write-offs through liquidation even though it only recovers a portion of your assets' original value. Corporate trade can give you more 

 

self liquidations vs trade credit                                           3rd party liquidation

1. Write-down 70%+                                                                      1. Write-down 70%+

2. Cash payment                                                                            2. Cash payment

3. Short term value                                                                        3. Short term value

4. High distribution cost to smaller secondary market           4. Transfer of risk

5. You maintain risk                                                                       5. No vested interest in your brand's success

6. Sales focused on low-value activity