Do You Buy Back Used Instruments? – FAQs

Another frequently asked question we get is “Do you buy used instruments?”

We do buy back used instruments, but we don’t buy back everything. Before you bring your instrument in to the store, here are a few things to know:

1. There is no guarantee that we can make an offer to buy your instrument. Our offers are contingent upon many factors, including:

  • Condition
  • Age of the instrument
  • Make and model of the instrument (ie, has the model been discontinued?)
  • Current store inventory levels

2. If we are able to make an offer on your instrument, please note that it will be a wholesale price. Similar to trading a car in to a dealer as opposed to selling to a private party, we cannot offer the full market value of the instrument. As a general rule, our offers may only be about 50% of the current market value.

3. We may also take into account necessary repair work, cleaning, or other refurbishments that must be done to put the instrument in sellable condition. These deductions will also be reflected on any offers.

4. To sell an instrument to us, you must be at least 18 years old.  Although not required, preference will be given if we can verify that you or someone in your family is the original owner of an instrument that originally came from Chops Percussion/Paige’s Music.

5. If we make an offer on your instrument, a valid photo ID is required at the time of purchase.

6. No cash can be given for instrument buy-backs. Payments will be made via check, to be mailed to your address within 7-10 business days, or via account credit to be used for in-store purchases.

As always, please call us first before you come in. If we’re not interested in the particular instrument you have, it could save you a trip.

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-900-DRUM or email us at

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