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Selling A Used Instrument

 

RDG Woodwinds is happy to help you sell your used oboe, clarinet or bassoon!

We sell instruments on consignment, so you retain ownership of your instrument until you receive a check from the purchaser.  We will work with you to determine a fair asking price for the instrument based on its age, condition, features, and market value.  When you list the instrument with us, we sign a contract with you which confirms the the asking price, and RDG Woodwinds will not sell your instrument for less than the asking price without your prior consent.  If you would like to modify the asking price, please feel free to contact us and we will make the needed price adjustment.  At any point prior to sale, if you decide that you would no longer like to sell it through us, you may delist it without any financial penalty or commission charges.  You will, however, still be responsible for any repair charges incurred (see below).  RDG Woodwinds does not accept trade-ins towards the purchase of new instruments.


All instruments sold on consignment with RDG Woodwinds must be in good playable condition.  In order for potential buyers to fairly evaluate the instrument, all parts of the mechanism must function properly and pads must cover the tone holes well enough for the instrument to to play throughout its full range.  Our repair staff members are happy to discuss your instrument's condition with you, and they can let you know of any needed repairs and the costs associated with those repairs.  We can take care of repairs here at the shop before listing your instrument on consignment, or you are free to have the work done elsewhere.  However, we will not be able to list your instrument with us until the instrument is in good working condition.


We charge a 15% commission on the price you receive for the instrument.  Commission must be paid by check to RDG Woodwinds, Inc. and is due once your instrument is sold.  Any repair charges incurred are also due at that time.


Please feel free to contact us with any further questions or to get started with a consignment listing.