Audio Consignment Shop In The New York Area?


Hello,

Can anyone recommend a good shop to consign a pair of speakers? I'm trying to sell a pair of ATC SCM100's and it's (understandably) a bit hard to move these in a private sale.

I appreciate any advice.

Harish Sager
woofer72
List them here for local pickup only. If the price is fair, someone will buy them. You'll never sell them on consignment. Dealers have very little motivation to move consignment items. They just put high prices on consignment and use it for store fill.

If you must try consignment, maybe use Stereo Exchange. Just expect to be treated like you're at a used car lot.
Not sure if they fit the description, but is Toys From the Attic in White Plains still in business? Why don't you think an Audiogon listing wouldn't work?
In New York, or NYC list them on craigslist. I don't know if Stereo Exchange does consignment sales, but B&H perhaps may...
Neither Stereo Exchange nor TFtA will do consignment. They would buy them outright but for pennies on the dollar. Another possible buyer is Adam from High-End Audio Auctions. He's on Ebay. Otherwise, the recommendation to list on CL would be best.
Consignment shops is the last place to sell anything. They get about 60% of selling price Like Zd542 said,sell them here with local pickup. You can also list them on Ebay with local pickup only !
"08-10-15: Stanleylocke
Neither Stereo Exchange nor TFtA will do consignment. They would buy them outright but for pennies on the dollar."

I can personally vouch for that statement. Dave from Stereo Exchange will definitely give you some pennies, and as few as possible.

I disagree with Craigs List, though. By all means try it. But I still think you'll have your best chance using Audiogon. You'll be reaching the right people, and over a larger area. ATC is not a big, well known brand, like some other speakers. But the following they do have is very loyal. As long as the listing price is fair, the speakers will sell, and there's a good chance they may come from a different state like PA, NJ, CT and all the other close states. That's why I say use AG.
08-10-15: Stanleylocke
Neither Stereo Exchange nor TFtA will do consignment. They would buy them outright but for pennies on the dollar. Another possible buyer is Adam from High-End Audio Auctions. He's on Ebay. Otherwise, the recommendation to list on CL would be best.
+1 re Adam. He is also Audiogon member "Squiddy," and he is located in Brooklyn. I've bought a couple of things from him over the years, and he was extremely nice to deal with. Since his business is buying and selling used equipment, he would obviously have to pay significantly less than he anticipates being able to sell for, but hopefully his markdown would be no worse than, and perhaps better than, the commission that is involved in selling via a consignment business.

You can either PM him through Audiogon or request a quote via www.stereobuyers.com.

Regards,
-- Al
You spelled Crooklyn wrong Al.
Thanks for the correction, ZD. As someone who lived in Coney Island as a youth, I'm ashamed of myself.

:-)

Best regards,
-- Al
Thanks you guys for the advice.

I posted on Audiogon for a month and there was not one inquiry. Not even a low ball offer. ATC is not a well known hifi brand and that is why I am thinking about consigning them. I have them posted on Ebay. I would like to make $5k.

Stereobuyers is not interested. I'm wary of the shady people on Craigslist but I may be able to list them for the price I require since there are not fees.

I would consider shipping them but crating/freight would be ridiculous. They weigh 125 lbs. each.
Summer is the dog days. Wait till October if you can.
Laughing...
yes, it is called Crooklyn! Keep me posted & Happy Listening!
Sorry but these are not a hot item even in Oct.
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