The used and vintage gear we sell is a curated collection of solid, coveted, rare, handmade oddities or classics. The majority of the gear listed below is some of what people have come in and told us they'd buy should we ever get it in. The rest is stuff that we're looking for because it sells quickly, is rare or just because they're awesome instruments.
Eurorack Modules & Cases - Anything
Moog - Anything, Taurus, Prodigy, Rogue/Realistic MG-1
Korg - Anything, Mono/Poly, MS20, MS10, SQ10, MS2000 (keyboard), Poly 800, Univox/MiniKorg
Roland - Juno & Jupiter (vintage), Space Echo, System 100, SH-09, SH-2, SP-202/303/404/555, TR-(anything)
Sequential Circuits - Prophet 5, Pro One, TOM, TOM Carts
Doepfer - Dark Energy, Dark Time, Pocket Control
MFOS - Weird Sound Generator
monome - Anything
Critter & Guitari - Kaleidoloop (Original)
Vermona - Mono Lancet, DRM1
Buchla - Anything
Fender - Rhodes
Metasonix - Anything
Boss - DR55
Wurlitzer - 200A, 106P
EDP - Wasp
EMU - SP12, SP1200
ARP - Anything
Alesis - Andromeda
Novation - Drum Station
Cwejman - Anything
Linn Electronics - LinnDrum
Akai - MPC500, MPC1000
Macbeth - Anything
Future Retro - Mobius
Vintage Drum Machines - Acetone, Univox, etc...
Waldorf - Q (Keyboard), Blofeld (Keyboard or Tabletop), Wave, Pulse2, MicroQ
Nord - Anything
Elektron - Anything
x0xb0x - Anything
Flame - Anything
Micron - Technosaurus
Sherman - Anything
Yamaha - DX7, RY30, TG33, DX5 Carts
Casio - VL-Tone
Oberheim - Matrix 6 or 12, SEM Pro
Dave Smith Instruments - Anything, Poly Evolver PE
MFB - 522 Drum Computer, Tanzbar, Seq02
Call in or email first before sending or bringing anything in; in general, items must be in perfect working condition to be considered. We prefer consignment versus outright buys for a number of reasons. The way the process works is the item(s) are dropped off (or shipped to us) to be evaluated; if dropping off, the owner will need to be present and we'll need to see and verify their goverment-issued photo ID; if shipping, include a note with your current residential address. We'll check everything out, assess the functional & physical condition and give a call a few days later to go over the results of the evaluation and get down to the business side of things. When setting the asking price, we take into account what the item(s) have sold for in recent history and in completed and sold eBay auctions, the physical condition and whether or not they come with any original manuals or packaging. We usually reserve trade-ins or outright buys for special circumstances, items that we have a buyer in mind for, are rare or that sell quickly.
We are licensed with the City of Portland as a Secondhand Dealer and follow all regulations related to our permit. Items must be in our possession for a minimum of 15 days before they can leave the shop. A potential buyer can reserve and place a hold on an item during those first 15 days but the transaction cannot be completed (buyer pays balance in full and takes possession of item) until day 16.
We warranty our used and vintage items against failure for 48 hours in case there's an issue that didn't come up during testing, therefore credit will go on the consignors account 2 full days after the buyer receives their item.
Below is our current rates, the percentage is what customers get. We have some rate flexibility when setting the split for higher-fetching items with values over $2,500.
Consignment - we sell the item(s) for you and your store credit or cash will be available 48 hours after the buyer gets it
Trade-In (n/a) - we give you store credit after an expedited evalution but pretty much immediately or within 48 hours
Sell (n/a) - we buy the item(s) outright, give you cash or a company check, after a full evalution, after 15 days