Whether you're looking for a great deal on previously enjoyed gear, want to get some cash for your used music equipment, or want to trade in your old instrument for something new, Guitar Showcase has you covered. Check out just a sampling of used items we have up on E-Bay, followed by our used gear guidelines:
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 take in hundreds of used and consignment pieces every month, so check in frequently to see what rare gems we have in stock. Though our specialty is guitars, you'll also find great deals on used amps, pedals, drum sets, keyboards, microphones, live sound equipment, and recording gear. Just look for the tags with one of these logos:
Looking to get some cash for your used gear, but don't want to hassle with the legwork? No problem. Our used gear specialists will work with you to get the most value out of your used gear. We offer two options for you to sell your gear:
Option 1 - Consignment: This method takes time and only works for gear worth over $1,000. Anything less, and weíll just buy it from you. Itís easier and the time, effort, and paper work is just not worth it for either of us. If the item is over $1,000, the process is simple. You and one of our buying managers will work together to come up with a sale price for your item, and when it sells we will write you a check for 65% of the final selling price. After ten days of the item being in our showroom, customers can make offers, which you can approve, reject, or counter...AND, should you decide to use your check towards the purchase of another item in our store, you save another 10% on the consignment fees and you can apply 75% of the final selling price towards your purchase!
Note: If you would like your item listed on our E-Bay store, there is an additional 10% charge to cover the E-Bay, Pay Pal fees and Photo and listing expenses. For some rare and esoteric items, this may a good way to go, as the worldwide exposure that E-Bay brings to the table often times means a higher selling price.
Option 2 - Store Buy: We will buy most of your used gear. By selling directly to us, you get your money right away; and often times the amount you net is the same or even better than if it were sold on consignmentóand you get INSTANT $$!
As items change in value, condition, and popularity, so does the amount of money we can reasonably offer for an item. There is a risk associated with all used gear we take in to sell. Sometimes things break, need repairs, arrive with missing accessories, or simply don't sell. When we buy gear, we take two things into consideration: what is a reasonable selling price and how long we think it will take to sell. Those two factors together help us determine how much we think we can sell an item for and how much to pay for used gear. Simply put, the harder it will be for us to sell an item, the less money we can offer; the easier it is to sell, the more money we can offer. The range can be as low as 30% of what we price an item, for slow movers, to 75% for highly sought after items. Most items we buy fall somewhere in the middle at 50% of the final selling price. As always, we have to see the item before we can make an offer. We recommend calling us (408-377-5864) to arrange a time for us to check out your used musical equipment, or simple bring it by the shop for a FREE appraisal.
Trade in your old guitar, Amp or Pedal for a new or used one! We take trades on all kinds of musical equipment, which you can use as credit towards the purchase of another item in our store. Just like the "SELL" section above, you are essentially selling your gear to us as a Store Buy, only when trading towards a new piece of gear, you usually get an additional 10% of the used item sale value.