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The Ins and Outs of Consigning

Consignments – Seller Information Sell Your Instrument USED GEAR GUIDELINES: We deal in quality used, vintage and rare brass and woodwind instruments and would love to help you find the best home for your instrument. Our goal 100% of the time is to ensure our customers have a great experience when doing business with us, so there are a few things we want you to know about used gear for when you decide to sell. We do not give estimates or appraisals without physically inspecting the item. We know it can be a drag to drive across town for an appraisal, but we can not know an item's condition or exact value without thoroughly inspecting it first. This ensures that the seller gets an accurate appraisal, the buyer gets a quality product, and we maintain the integrity of our estimated product values. Price guides do not necessarily reflect the actual price at which we can sell your item. Oftentimes there is a discrepancy between what a vintage sax buying guide or used gear guide says an item is worth and what customers will pay for an item. The fact that your great-grandfather played this sax at your parent’s wedding is endearing, but at the end of the day, the real world value is only as much as people are willing to pay. It all comes down to supply and demand. Our consignment services include: detailed photos of your instrument and a description and review on our website and in the shop, online listings on Craigslist and direct mail to interested buyers, display in our showroom with the availability for potential buyers to try out horns in a professional setting. The storeowner must approve all instruments brought in for consignment. If repairs are recommended, in most cases we will require the consignor to pay for repair costs before the instrument is put on consignment. Remember – the better it looks and plays, the faster it will sell! In most cases, you will be required to leave your instrument for the storeowner to examine. In some cases, we may be able to set up an appointment for you. The consignor will be contacted directly with a recommended selling price and after agreeing to the selling price and signing the consignor contract, we will put the instrument up for sale. Payment Consignments are paid 30 days after the instrument sells. This is to allow time for checks to clear, returns to be made etc. Payment will be mailed in the form of a check to the consignor. If the consignor would prefer to pick up their check in person, they must contact David’s Instrument Repair first. It is the consignor’s responsibility to notify David’s Instrument Repair if contact information has changed. Consignment Fees Consignment fee (10%) is calculated from the selling price of the item, seller’s fees are deducted (credit card fees, extra shipping etc.) from the total price to the consignee. Consignments – Buyer Information Buying A Consigned Instrument We are happy to present a wide array of quality used, vintage and rare brass and woodwind instruments for you to select for your next greatest musical addition. Most of our consigned horns have been gone over by our repair shop before being offered for sale. If we did any repair work, that work is guaranteed for 90 days after your purchase. The instruments that carry our labor warranty are designated in the description area of the instrument online. In addition, we have a few As Is instruments that were not inspected or repaired by our shop. We offer as accurate descriptions and photographs of the instrument as possible but they are not under shop warranty. However, they are still available to be returned after our standard five-day trial period (minus 3% restocking fees.) Since we understand it can be a leap into the unknown buying an instrument sight unseen, after receiving payment, instruments will be sent on a five day trial starting from the day the instrument is received. Customer assumes total responsibility for the care of the instrument while it is in their possession. The instrument must be returned in the exact condition in which it was received. This means being careful of scratches and dents. Customer is also responsible for all shipping charges and insurance. The instrument must be packed in the same box or one of equal strength, and insured for the full value. Returns may be subject to a 3% restocking fee. This trial policy will also apply to most necks and mouthpieces, including being careful of scratches and dents on necks, and scratches and tooth marks on mouthpieces. Shipping Damage If any damage is noticed upon receipt of shipment, please contact us immediately. Save all packaging. An inspection by the shipping carrier will be necessary.
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