We Buy Any Guitar !
We may also be interested in your used effects pedal or amplifier.
NOTE: our address is Guitar Mania, 118 Ashley Rd, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN. If you want to sell your guitar you’ll need to get it here one way or another. Local collection may be available with 30 miles just contact me with your details…
Please send us an email to: email@example.com and tell us the following info:
Country of Manufacture:
Does it have a hard case or gig bag:
Then we shall aim to be in touch within 24 hours with a price.
This is not a guaranteed cash offer, but a good estimate as to the value that we would pay you for your guitar. Payment will sometimes be via Bank Transfer with 48hrs or cash depending on how much we’ve been buying that day.
How much can I expect?
As a rough guide to valuation on many instruments (not all)… for example a used guitar that is over a year old that has an equivalent new value of £200 will have a part ex value of around £100 – £120 in average condition. That’s the price roughly that we would SELL it for.
To buy a guitar with a view to selling it at £100 – £120 we would want to pay a bit less and try and make a bit of profit. Without boring you about our overheads, and the rising cost of running a business blah blah etc etc then we would be looking at offering you around £50-£60.
This is just one example. Guitars costing a lot more, like a Gibson Les Paul will have a different margin so it’s easier just to get in touch.
Usually we will offer you three selling options:
1) Part exchange: I can give you £xxx against any new guitar costing £xxx upwards depending on how much extra you’re looking at spending.
Advantage: you get the highest amount for your guitar, instantly.
2) Commission sale: I can also sell the guitar for you on commission. You tell us the amount that you would like to end up with in your hand (net price) and we stick it up for sale for more than that and take our commission when it sells. We’ll try and get you more than your minimum reserve price. I would advise that £xxx would be a reasonable reserve.
Advantage: you get a high “cash” price, it may sell in a few days.
Disadvantage: There is no guarantee that it will sell, it may take several weeks to sell.
3) As a straight cash purchase: – you bring us the guitar and I give you £xxx
Disadvantage: it’s a lower value you’ll get compared to option 1 or 2.
Advantage: you get the money straight away without having to take photo’s and advertise on eBay / Gum Tree, have people come around your house for a nose, waste your time with dumb-ass questions, haggling etc
This is just a guide for you and not a legally binding offer or a formal contract.
Guide offer is subject to an in-hand inspection and test play.
This prices mentioned are not actually a ‘valuation’ of your guitar as such, we don’t do that. I am just giving you an indication as to what we will actually pay / allow you for your item(s).
The offer reflects our ‘interest’ and desire for the item and is based on factors such as our current stock, market conditions (trends / time of year) and cash flow. It may be that you feel your item is actually WORTH more (to you) but, for the reasons listed previously, we are only interested in acquiring your item for the price indicated. For example it might be a very nice Fender Strat but I have loads of them so I’m more interested in a Gibson SG etc etc .
The offer indicated is valid for approximately 14 days.
COMMISSION SALES OVERVIEW:
Guitar Mania Ltd (we / us / the company) is a reputable long established high street shop selling a variety of new and used guitars, amps and related equipment with over 25 years experience. We sell these items through various ‘channels’: In Store, Online through our website, Ebay, Amazon, Reverb and via Social Media, word of mouth and ‘networking’. When you allow us to “sell on commission” your item we may use any one or more of these at our discretion. Once the item has sold there is statutory “cooling off” and / or Right to Return period. Once this has expired we will then contact you to arrange payment. Here’s the process:
You contact us or bring in your item that you wish to sell.
We appraise the item and advise you of any work that may be required or is advisable and any costs involved.
We agree a NET price that you want to receive for the item. By NET this means the amount that you will finally receive after the item has sold minus all service charges, parts used, and commission fees.
Assuming the item sells we wait for the appropriate cooling off perios to elapse (to allow the customer the right to return the item)
We transfer your NET figure to your bank account via BACS
Guitar sold in store for £400
Our Commission 20% = £80
VAT on the commission = £16
NET payable to you = £304
£304 will be transferred to your bank account via BACS
WAIVER: Guitar Mania agrees to take reasonable and responsible steps to prevent damage or loss to your item, however we accept no responsibility for ANY loss or damage. All items left with Guitar Mania are entirely at your own risk.