The point of trading your cello in, and purchasing a new cello, is to get an upgrade in performance. If you purchased your cello from us, and it is still in good condition, we will most likely allow you to trade it in under the following conditions:
Example - Adult Sizes -You purchased a full size (if you are a very small adult this might be a 7/8 or 3/4, ... students or adults past high school are NOT eligible for our fractional cello policy) cello 24 months ago for $5,000 and want to trade it in for a more expensive cello. You may receive $3,200 in trade-in credit ($5000 x 1.5% = $75. $75/mo of depreciation x 24 months of ownership = $1,800 depreciation. $5,000 purchase price minus $1,800 = $3,200 credit (less any refurbishment, or case depreciation.) You would need to select a new cello that costs at least $7,500.
If you must ship the trade back to us, any and all shipping charges will be covered by you. if you are located outside of the U.S. at the time of the trade, you must ship your cello to us from within the U.S. as we don't want to deal with any duty, taxes, or other sorts of import fees.
If you purchased your cello elsewhere, it is doubtful that we will take it in trade due to the fact that Linda personally curates all of the cellos that we sell, therefore, we know if you bought your cello from us that we hand-picked it originally. Our acceptance of your cello on trade will depend on many things, including; our need for that instrument in our inventory, condition of the instrument, value of the instrument, maker, age, size, etc. Please contact us before you bring your cello in expecting us to take it in on trade.
Consignment cellos are not eligible to be traded for. In other words, if you purchased a cello from me previously, and see a consignment cello that you like, you can't trade yours for it. I'm sorry, but since I am selling the cello for someone else, I don't own it, therefore can't honor trades against it.