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thomas.horter
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A flute for Consignment

Postby thomas.horter » Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:02 am

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amoretto
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Re: A flute for Consignment

Postby amoretto » Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:09 am

If you are located in the Texas area Carolyn Nussbaum is a major flute dealer that does consignments, but other major flute shops would be Flute Center of New York or FluteWorld in Michigan.

Consignment fees nowadays are around 20% though. So if you think you can sell it on your own you might try that way.

Ebay is one way to sell yourself, but you can also list on usedflutes or various flute forums and use an escrow service like escrow.com to handle the payments for you:
http://ebay.about.com/od/usingthewebsit ... escrow.htm

Also if you have/had a flute teacher, run the sale through them, they may have students that could be interested.

fluteguy18
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Re: A flute for Consignment

Postby fluteguy18 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:44 am

I would recommend Fluteworld or FluteSpecialists Inc. if you are wanting to do a consignment. Consignment fees are rather hefty as previously mentioned and you also need to be cautious about leaving it in the care of the company you are working through. There are certain companies that have a history of poor management and dishonesty regarding consignments, but an excellent history of customer service from a buyer's perspective. So take that into consideration.

If you want to get the most cash out of it and are willing to wait long enough, you could just sell it yourself. It will take longer because you won't be able to reach as many customers and the market is not good for inline flutes (even if it is recently overhauled, inline flutes are not popular right now).

If I were you I would widen your net of companies to do consignments with (I'm guessing you contacted CN and were refused) because most would gladly take it on consignment. Just be careful. It's a shark tank and you're bait. :wink:

thomas.horter
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Re: A flute for Consignment

Postby thomas.horter » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:59 am

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Zevang
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Re: A flute for Consignment

Postby Zevang » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:43 pm

I would suggest JLSmith (www.jlsmith.com)

Talk to Jeff Smith (Owner). I know him personally and I think he must be also a good option for your need.


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