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Sell, Trade-In & Consignment

Do you have items you aren't needing and want to sell them for cash or trade-in for new gear? Retro Gear Shop is recognized as one of the premier destinations worldwide for buying, selling & trading music equipment. Contact us if you need to sell any music gear, recording equipment, synthesizers, guitars, amps or effects. We can travel to purchase equipment and regularly buy from studio closure liquidations, home collections, storage clean outs and estate sales. We have completed road trips to East coast states such as New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina as well as Georgia, Texas, California, Oregon and Washington. If you have a large collection of items for sale, please reach out to us to discuss possibilities. For smaller collections we can assist with arranging transportation by other means such as by freight carrier. We also offer consignment commission sales.

Sell & Trade-in FAQs
Please read our policies below regarding selling or trading-in items to Retro Gear Shop.

At this time we are only able to pay for items after they have arrived to our store for inspection and testing. Please allow 24-48 business hours after arrival of the items to our shop before we can complete payment. We may need additional time for processing if you are submitting multiple items. In-store drop-offs are by scheduled by appointment only. We also accept out of state items shipped in to our store (you will receive packing guidelines by email).

We can complete payment for your items by your preferred payment method including: Zelle, Venmo, Cash App, PayPal and PayPal Family/Friends no fee method for eligible accounts, bank ACH (add $2.50 for USA ACH fee), bank wire (add estimated $15 for USA wire fee, international wires $35), Wise (for international accounts, fees charged by Wise) or company check (add $25 for check fee). 

If you are doing a trade-in, we will send your new items to you after our inspection period mentioned above. Generally we can get you more value for your gear through a trade-in depending on the item you'd want to trade for.

For USA items shipped to Retro Gear Shop, we generally can cover all carrier shipping costs by emailing you prepaid printable PDF shipping labels from our UPS or Fedex accounts. This is also available for some international locations.

Please fill out our Sell, Trade-In & Consignment Request Form here to get the process started.

Consignment FAQs
If you have a high value item, large item such as a recording console, or rare piece of equipment that we cannot easily identify the resale value and offer a price on, or perhaps a unique item with special historical value, we can also discuss a consignment sale. This is a good option if you aren't in a rush to sell the item and are looking to achieve maximum market going rates. On the other hand, you will need to wait until the item sells before you can get paid and there's no guarantee when or if the item will sell. Commission rates vary depending on the item (its resale value, size, etc).

Please fill out our Sell, Trade-In & Consignment Request Form here and select the Consignment check-box to get the process started and we will reply with consignment details if your item fits out consignment criteria.