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Viola Trade-In Guarantee

Music Basics understands its customers' needs to upgrade an instrument.  Whether you are a student, serious amateur, or professional player, there comes a time when you have outgrown your instrument.  With Trade-In Guarantee, you can trade in for the same or greater value viola outfit.  You get

  • 100% credit when trading in for a greater value viola outfit
  • 70% credit when trading in for the same value viola outfit

The following is a list of viola outfits that come with Trade-In Guarantee.

(These viola outfits also come with 10-Day Money Back Guarantee.  For details, please click on the link Viola 10-Day Money Back Guarantee.)

The Trade-In Guarantee allows young students who have outgrow their smaller size violas to get bigger sizes and viola players who have advanced beyond their instruments to get better violas.  This Guarantee provides upgrading at only a fraction of the cost of buying a new viola outfit.  

You can trade-in a viola outfit in 1 year, 2 years or as many years as you want.  We will honor the guarantee no matter how many years you have used the viola outfit.  You can trade-in a viola outfit for another viola outfit (regardless of the size and brand) as long as the new viola outfit's value is of equal or greater value than the original purchase price of the viola outfit being traded in.  You trade in the whole outfit (including viola, bow and case) and get credit for the whole outfit, not just the viola itself.

Here are examples of how trade-in credit is calculated.

100% CREDIT WHEN TRADING IN FOR A BETTER MODEL AND GREATER VALUE VIOLA OUTFIT

Let's say you purchase a new 16" size viola outfit (with trade-in guarantee) that costs $500.  1 to 2 years later, your playing skill requires a better viola that would respond better to the more demanding pieces you are working on.  Since you have no need for the current viola outfit anymore, you can trade it in for a new better viola outfit.  The credit on the current viola outfit that gets applied to the new viola outfit is calculated by taking the original purchase price minus a recondition fee of $55 for the viola, bow, and case.

Since you bought the current viola outfit at $500, the credit is $500 - $55 = $445. Let's say the new viola outfit is $1000, you will only need to pay $1000 - $445 = $555 and you get a much better brand new viola outfit.

Original purchase price

$500.00

Minus Recondition fee

-$55.00

Minus Major damage repairs*

-$0.00

Total credit

$445.00

Cost of the new viola outfit

$1,000.00

Minus total credit

$445.00

Total amount to pay for new viola outfit

$555.00

* If the viola outfit traded back has major damages, such as cracks or chipped corners on the viola, a repair fee will be assessed and applied and you will get a smaller credit to be applied to the new viola outfit.  If the damage is beyond reasonable repair, Music Basics reserves the right to not honor the Trade-In Guarantee.

Customer is responsible for the cost of shipping viola to and from Music Basics.

100% OR 70% CREDIT WHEN TRADING IN FOR BIGGER SIZE VIOLA

Music Basics works very closely with schools and teachers hence we understand the problems parents face when buying violas for their children.  Buying a good viola will become a waste when that size becomes too small.  With the Trade-In Guarantee, you get to use a terrific viola without having to worry about what to do with it once it becomes too small.

Let's say you purchase a new 14" size viola outfit (with trade-in guarantee) for your child that costs $400. 1 to 2 years later, your child will need a 15" size viola.  Since you have no need for the 14" size viola anymore, you can trade-in the 14" size for the 15".  The credit on the 14" size that gets applied to the 15" can be calculated 2 ways.

  • If the 15" size viola outfit is of the same model or same value (also $400), then the credit is calculated by taking 70% of the original purchase price minus a recondition fee of $55 for the viola, bow, and case.
70% of original purchase price ($400 x 70%)

$280.00

Minus Recondition fee

-$55.00

Minus Major damage repairs*

-$0.00

Total credit

$225.00

Cost of the new 15" size viola outfit

$400.00

Minus total credit

$225.00

Total amount to pay for 15" size viola outfit

$175.00

  • If the 15" size viola outfit is of a better model and greater value (let's say $600), then the credit is calculated the same way as the above example on trading up to a greater value viola outfit: the original purchase price minus a recondition fee of $55 for the viola, bow, and case.
Original purchase price

$400.00

Minus Recondition fee

-$55.00

Minus Major damage repairs*

-$0.00

Total credit

$345.00

Cost of the new 15" size viola outfit

$600.00

Minus total credit

$345.00

Total amount to pay for 15" size viola outfit

$255.00

* If the viola outfit traded back has major damages, such as cracks or chipped corners on the viola, a repair fee will be assessed and applied and you will get a smaller credit to be applied to the new viola outfit.  If the damage is beyond reasonable repair, Music Basics reserves the right to not honor the Trade-In Guarantee.

Customer will be responsible for the cost of shipping viola to and from Music Basics.



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