RRS is well financed to purchase one synth or an entire collection of them. The selling process is simple: just email us with what you have to sell and please also include an asking price. If you can’t think of an asking price, that’s fine, we’ll still be happy to make an offer. If you’re not in LA, it’s no problem. We have agents (okay, they’re just our friends or associates) in most major/somewhat major cities in the US who can handle the logistics for us if you’re not up for shipping. For certain synths, we may fly out ourselves to retrieve it. We can provide references who will speak of how easy it was to sell gear to us.
For the youngens, we are happy to pay via modern methods like paypal & venmo.
For the boomers, we are happy to walk you through electronic means of payment so you feel comfortable but can otherwise mail a check. We prefer to stray from wire transfers but they are possible occasionally.
We are not interested in purchasing gear for full value that you got fixed elsewhere.
As for trades:
RRS is happy to entertain your trade offers. Trades almost never work out, but we've also had some very awesome-for-both-parties trade scenarios.
A note on cash offers:
Our prices reflect the countless hours we invest in the gear we sell.
We believe we pay exceptionally fair (to you) prices for broken gear. That said, we are not in this business to spend a lot to make a little… Nor are we in the business of ripping people off for their valuable gear… Nor are we in the business of “flipping” gear for more than we paid for it without doing any work to it.
Other sellers see our pricing and sell the same models at our prices with considerably less work and “future proofing” done to the electronics. We take pride in what we do and price accordingly, putting our reputation on the line every time we sell gear. Please understand the offer we make or accept for your gear will reflect “the road ahead” for us, and not the full market value.
Sell to us if you want a fair price and the peace of mind that the gear will be taken care of by professionals, put into the hand of artists, and when they’re done with it, well serviced (or as we call it, “good gear”) will continue to circulate for time to come on the used market, which is good for humanity.