We can find a good home for your instrument!
You can sell your instrument on consignment here, and/or we may offer you an outright purchase price or trade value. We charge 40% commission for sales of your musical instruments and accessories. Some folks initially think this fee is high, but what they don't realize is that even selling instruments on your own, you will end up paying 15%+ to third party services like "eBay" and "paypal" in listing and transaction fees. Not to mention that this fee is far less than most consignment shops. We will gather your information at the time that you drop the musical instrument or accessory off, and will simply mail you a check when your item sells, no hassle to you whatsoever!
If you are interested in this service please feel free to contact us anytime. All instruments brought in for consignment must be approved by Cincinnati Accordion. We will examine your accordion for free to evaluate for any needed repairs. If repairs are recommended, in most cases we will require the consignor to pay for repair costs before the instrument is put on consignment. Like with all used products, much of the value will depend upon the items' condition and functionality, as well as the current market for that product.
With us, it's as simple as dropping the item off, and receiving a check in the mail once it has sold. There's no photographing, listing, advertising, shipping hassles, etc... for you. We handle all of this!
Selling on consignment through us offers several advantages over selling privately. (i.e. through facebook marketplace, Craigslist, local classifieds, etc.) Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable dealing with a reputable store than with a stranger. People know to shop with us who are in the market for an Accordion.
We only sell Accordions that is our specialty.
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Instruments must be left on consignment for a minimum of 30 days. If the consignor wishes to reclaim their instrument before 30 days, they must pay Cincinnati Accordion the agreed-upon commission fee. After 30 days, the consignor may reclaim the instrument if they wish (please call Cincinnati Accordion first to make sure the instrument is still there and hasn't recently sold). Cincinnati Accordion may request that the consignor pick up their instrument, and/or recommend that the price be lowered in some cases if the instrument does not sell. If we want you to retrieve the instrument but we are unable to contact you after repeated attempts over a 90-day period, ownership of the instrument reverts to us.
Consignments are paid 30 days after the instrument sells. Payment will be mailed in the form of a check to the consignor, or electronically by Paypal or direct bank transfer. If the consignor would prefer to pick up their check in person, they must contact Cincinnati Accordion first. It is the consignor's responsibility to notify Cincinnati Accordion if contact information has changed.
Cincinnati Accordion may choose to advertise the consigned instrument on our website, other online means. If the instrument sells on the internet, we will deduct those service's listing/selling fees from the consignor's net (these range from 4-15% depending on the listing type). Listing on these services greatly increases the chances of sale. We will handle all listing preparation, research, photography, communication with buyers, packing and shipping.
Cincinnati Accordion will not be responsible for minor damage to the instrument due to normal environmental changes (fluctuation in temperature and humidity due to the change of seasons). In the case of partial or complete loss due to accident, we will either cover the repairs or purchase the instrument from you at the rate of 75% of your lowest acceptable price as stated on the consignment ticket.
If you are not local and wish to ship us an instrument for consignment, you must contact us for approval first. Please refer to our instructions (below) for shipping your instrument to our store. If the instrument does not sell, you will be responsible for return shipping if we opt to return the instrument to you.