Sure, no problem. If you see an instrument that you are interested in buying there is an option to make trade offer. All you have to do is give us a description of what you have to trade and we will contact you with the trade-in value that you can apply towards your purchase. We accept trade-in’ s on all types of trombones, student to professional. We also take trades on mouthpieces, cases, and accessories. If you have something that you don’t want- we can help.
Consignment is when you have a horn that you want to sell but don’t want to hassle with selling it on your own. We will do it for you. All you have to do is contact by phone or by filling out the consignment form and send us your instrument as is. We will determine the fair market value and feature it in our gallery of instruments for sale.
Selling on consignment is a convenient option for you. We have a vast network in the trombone underworld. Word spreads fast when there is a trombone of interest for sale. We have a large following and high visibility on the internet. More people will see your instrument when consigned with us and you will have better chance of getting a fast offer at your asking price.
There is no charge to consign an instrument until it is sold. The consignment fee is a 10% of the N.E.T. sale price plus 2.5% for credit card processing.
If you change your mind, or perhaps you have found a buyer on your own, you may have your instrument returned at anytime. You pay only for the return shipping cost. Or, stop in for local pick-up, at no cost.
Refund policy: No problem. All you need to do is contact us within 7 days by phone to let us know and we will provide a confirmation number to send it back for a refund.
This a great question. If you do it right you will minimize the chance of incurring damage to your trombone during the shipping process. Follow these simple steps.
- Secure the bell and slide sections in its case. Pack the inside of the case with paper or bubble wrap to insure that nothing can move around.
- Secure any movable objects like mouthpieces in their compartments so that they don’t become loose during shipping and bounce around in the case.
- Latch the case and reinforce the latches with a little shipping tape.
- Put the case in a cardboard box large enough so that you can pack the side walls of the box with shipping fillers sytrofoam peanuts , bubble, wrap, or paper, so that the case doesn’t move around in the box.
- Use strong shipping tape to secure the outside of the box.
- Insure the instrument with your shipper for the full value.
It is your choice. Our preferred shipper is FedEx. However, UPS and USPS are fine as well.
We currently accept cash, check, credit cards, and paypal. You can send us a personal check or money order but items will ship after approval.
Generally, it takes 3-5 business days. We ship Monday through Fridays, excluding holidays. We will do our best to have your order shipped the day it’s placed with us, unless it’s late in the day. Otherwise, it will ship the next business day. If you need it right away give us a call for special delivery or pick-up.
All domestic instrument purchases are shipped Federal Express, unless otherwise noted.
Absolutely! Of course it is by appointment only. We accept appointments 7 days a week, including some holidays. Please call for details.
Yes, we do have lay-away and payment plan options. Give us a call for details.
Yes, If you are in the St. Louis area, give us a call to set up an appointment for a visit.
Yes, you may have overnight shipping. It will cost extra. Just give us a call or an email and we will give you an adjusted shipping quote.
International customers are welcome at the Brass Exchange. Please Contact us by email to review shipping rates, customs and duty requirements.
Please Call 314-616-1434 If we don't answer, leave a message or send a text message.
We plan to to offer a large selection of used instruments in the future, as the business grows. If you have a valved instrument that you would like to sell or trade give us a call, we will be happy to help.
At this time we do not have a formal financing program, however, if your budget is tight, give us a call we may be able to help you anyway through other means.
According to Merriam-Webster, vintage; of old, recognized, and enduring interest, important quality or interest, from the past. If used with a proper noun: of the best and most characteristic.
There is no particular date or year that actually defines vintage in the Brass Instrument world. An example of vintage would be Conn trombones that were manufactured in Elkhardt, Indiana prior to 1970, approximately. It is widely held that instruments made by this company during this particular period are of special interest and high quality. It would be extremely difficult to set a definitive date defining vintage for all trombone manufacturers. Therefore, the term vintage at the Brass-Exchange will be used rather loosely as a category to describe instruments that are just a bit older- yet still great.