COMMISSION & CONSIGNMENT SALES

We buy gear outright but we may offer to sell your gear for you for a commission. If you want to sell your gear to us and release the value quickly then read our Gear Wanted page here. Otherwise read on... 

Let us take the hassle out of selling your vintage (and less-vintage) gear, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best. We can deal with all aspects of selling on your behalf - from collection through to final payment - taking care of cleaning, servicing (by prior arrangement only - see note below), payment, packing and shipping along the way. With many years in business we achieve good prices worldwide via multiple sales channels (personal contact, the Soundgas list and website, Ebay, Reverb, Gbase, Vintage & Rare, etc). We hold payments in our separate client account for your protection and can tailor our service to your exact requirements; whether you want absolute discretion or maximum publicity, Soundgas can deliver.

Why not take a look round the studio or store room for items gathering dust and let us turn them into cash (or credit for whatever takes your fancy on our list).

As a general rule, we only sell on consignment - that means if we are selling on your behalf, we must hold the item here. We need to test, clean, photograph, pack and send the gear we sell, and do so to our high standards - our reputation rests on this. If a problem arises post-sale, we need to be able to deal with it swiftly. Our buyers expect nothing less, and you will achieve a better result via our consignment service.

Please check gear thoroughly before sending. Some consignment items have arrived in need of servicing (without prior arrangement); our techs are fully-booked and we have no spare capacity. If an item is found to require work on arrival, we reserve the right to either sell for a lower amount, or charge a handling fee for return.

You can start now: please contact Tony with a list of what you have available (preferably with photos and/or condition description ready). This service is open to customers worldwide.

There are no upfront fees to pay.

Please get in touch for our rates and full details.

Our Terms and Conditions are below.

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SOUNDGAS COMMISSION & CONSIGNMENT SALES - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • These T&Cs constitute the basis of our agreement, but are subject to change and are not exhaustive. We ask that you abide by the spirit of our arrangement and much prefer a gentlemen’s agreement to pages of exact legal terms.
  • We can deal with all aspects of selling on your behalf - from collection through to final payment - taking care of cleaning, servicing (by prior arrangement only - see note below), payment, packing and shipping along the way. With many years in business we achieve good prices worldwide via multiple sales channels (personal contact, the Soundgas list and website, Ebay, Reverb, Gbase, Vintage & Rare, etc).
  • As a rule, we sell on consignment - that means if we are selling on your behalf, we must hold the item here. We need to test, clean, service (if pre-arranged), photograph, pack and send the gear we sell, and do so to our high standards - our reputation rests on this. If a problem arises post-sale, we need to be able to identify and deal with it swiftly. Our buyers expect nothing less, and you will achieve a better result.
  • Please check gear for faults thoroughly before sending and be transparent in your description -always advise us if any work is required as this may affect our commission rate and our decision about handling the sale. It serves no-one if we overreach ourselves and cannot offer an efficient service. Our techs are consistently booked-up in advance and any spare capacity we may have is required for unforeseen and emergency repairs. We will consider selling items that require work, but this is at our discretion and may incur a surcharge or higher commission rate to reflect the extra handling.
  • If for any reason an item arrives requiring work before sale and without our prior knowledge, we will request that the item either be offered for sale at a discount, or be returned to the sender - a handling fee may be charged. We accept no responsibility for damage incurred in transit in any circumstances, even when we have arranged the collection - it is up to the sender to ensure items are adequately-packed for shipping. The admin time required to deal with shipping insurance claims is prohibitive: it is better to spend time and money on good packing than insurance. Packing guidance is available on request.
  • There are no upfront fees to pay. Our standard rate for consignment sales is 20% of sale price plus VAT. The commission rate is negotiable for higher value individual items and collections, and also for outsized items.
  • Sale price is the gross price received. We deduct sales channel and payment fees (Ebay/Paypal etc) if applicable, the cost of any service work carried out and any shipping costs. We don’t charge extra handling/packing fees unless an item has required service work without prior arrangement.
  • We hold payments in our separate client account for a minimum of 14 days after confirmation of receipt by the customer to allow for any returns under EU legislation. We aim to settle accounts within 14 days thereafter.