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Author Topic: Other places to sell and buy instruments?  (Read 641 times)

Offline GrumpyMiddleAgedMan

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Other places to sell and buy instruments?
« on: August 23, 2023, 04:30:34 PM »
Was wondering if there were any other places people trade buy sell their instruments? 
I know there is facebook market, craigslist, ebay, reverb and other places on the web.  Flee markets, garage sales and the local pawn shop if you are looking to grab a cheaper fixer upper. 
Music stores and other brick and mortar seem to command a higher price because of their overhead. 
I'm sure bands/musicians will talk with each other and maybe do some trading.  Not part of either so no connections there.
I wouldn't mind clearing out some of my student grade instruments to kids if I knew that they weren't going to just trash them.  Do not know if local schools would even be interested in them.  I have a couple repeats from various auctions that they must have just thrown in there to move them. 
I realize the market for clarinets is pretty niche and is not really an in style instrument for whatever that's worth. 
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Re: Other places to sell and buy instruments?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2023, 04:15:39 PM »
Well, I don't know of any schools which are willing to BUY instruments - they always take donations though. I guess that might help for tax purposes.

If you have a really special, expensive, or unique instrument, a local university or museum may be interested in a purchase.
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