We will give you store credit for 100% of the average market price for a bass (or violin-viola-cello) - less sales tax - you bought with your rental credit through another store, with the following conditions: 1) Subject to our seeing the instrument in advance of agreeing to offer credit for it. Please contact us if you are interested in this unique trade-in plan. 2) Show us your sales receipt for the instrument from another store 3) Serial number of the instrument you wish to trade in here must match the sales receipt from where it was purchased. 4) Trade in value offered will be at a maximum of the average market price of that model instrument in the condition offered. Many stores charge much higher than market prices when customers apply their rental credit to a purchase. 5) Limited time offer. We may discontinue or suspend the program at any time. 6) 100% trade in applies to purchase of an instrument(s) or bow(s) - applying the store credit to sheet music or accessories is subject to approval on a case-by-case basis. 7) There is no advantage to you in cashing in your rental credit and paying even more to acquire a new or step-up instrument, which you then trade in here. We are just as happy to accept your former rental instrument, entry-level and used instruments on trade.
Rental Rescue FAQ
Q: Will I have to pay more money to buy my current rental instrument from the other store?
A: We can't speak to the specific rental policies of any other store, but you likely will have to pay a balance to gain ownership of your current rental instrument.
Q: Why should I buy my current rental instrument just to trade it in?
A: Because it's free money! In most cases, our customers have saved $400 to $700 AFTER buying out their current instrument and trading it in on the bass they are buying at QBC. You could think of it as a down payment on your new bass.
Q: My rental payments totaled over $2000 for a laminated bass from the other store's rental program, but its trade-in value at QBC is only $900. How is this saving money?
A: If you simply turn in your old rental bass, you forfeit your entire investment. Trading the bass in here gives you a rebate of the used market price. No, you don't get back everything you invested in the rental, but you do get a significant return. QBC DOES offer 100% of the used market value (the same as you'd be likely to get selling your old bass on your own).
Q: Can't I buy another bass from the store where I've been renting and get to use my entire rental credit?
A: Probably. Instrument rental programs are designed to incentivize you to purchase new instruments from the store's inventory. QBC's Rental Rescue Program allows you to have a wider selection of high-quality, well set up instruments, including vintage and (in some cases) consignment instruments up to the fully professional level, far exceeding what is available in average music stores.
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