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Advertise my Second Hand Instrument (Oboe / Bassoon / Cor Anglais / Contra)

We offer a service to advertise your second hand instrument to our customers absolutely FREE - no catches!

What do you get when you list your instrument for free with us?

  • Your own instrument page
  • Your instrument will appear in our catalogue
  • Potential exposure to thousounds of customers
  • Upto 5 large images of your instrument displayed
  • Friendly double reed specialists to help you get going!

Why do you offer this service for free?!

That’s right, absolutely free. There is no small print or nasty unexpected bills!

We offer this service as we know lots of people that want to sell their instruments but don’t know how to do it and we happen to have the correct resources ready to go. We also think it is really important to provide a service to the double reed community that we are in. 

What happens when somebody is interested in my instrument?

The customer who is interested in your instrument will email us with their contact details, letting us know which instrument they are interested in. We then pass on their contact details to yourself who can then get in touch with them to sell your instrument. 

We don't handle any part of the transaction related to the sale of the instrument & accessories and take no legal responsibility for it or any of the information that has been provided to ourselves by you. We only advertise the instrument using the details you have provided us.

When you send us your instruments details to be put in a listing we will carry out checks on whether the instrument is stolen although this is not a guarantee that the instrument is not stolen.

Once you have sold your oboe or bassoon please let us know! 

What do I need to send you to list my second hand oboe or bassoon?

  • Up to 5 high quality images of your instrument
    • A guideline price in GBP ( £ ), EUR ( € ) or USD ( $ ) (approximate) - need help with this? Pop us an email
    • The country where the instrument is
    • Your email and phone number so we can let you know when somebody is interested (we keep these confidential!)
    • A description of your instrument (see the guide below on what to put in the description) 

    What to write in the description 

    Please note that we might edit your description of your instrument so that it performs better. If we do edit your description, we will email you a copy to confirm that you are happy with it before we post it online.

    Detailed descriptions are extremely important so please make them as comprehensive as possible!

    Summary (2 sentences that sell your instrument)

    Instrument Spec. 

    • Make / model
    • Serial Number (usually under the boot cap)
    • How old the instrument is (if you don't know this, email the instrument manufacturer)
    • Crook it comes with (make and code, usually engraved into the metal) 


    • Previous use - beginner / student / professional
    • Any repairs carried out in the past
    • Where the instrument was purchased
    • Any additional keywork / modifications 


    • Wing Joint
    • Long / Tenor Joint
    • Boot / Butt joint
    • Bell
    • Is there a seat strap hoop / balance hanger / spike
    • Crook - any dents, cork missing

    Additional Info 


    Where do I send this information?

    Email us the info at secondhand@crookandstaple.com and we’ll put it online ASAP!

    Need more help? Contact Us... 

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    FREE European Delivery on orders €50+

    Saver Delivery (usually 4-6 days)  -  FREE on orders over €50, otherwise €3.50 Usually delivered within 4-6 business days (from despatch)*

    Standard Tracked Delivery (usually 3-5 days)  -  €7.50 Usually delivered within 3-5 business days (from despatch)*

    Express Courier Delivery (1-3 days)  -  €39.00 Usually delivered within 1-3 business days (from despatch)*

    *Monday to Saturday 9am-4pm, excluding public holidays and not taking into account the time that customs may take to process a parcel which is out of our control.

    Our EU website ships with the above pricings to: Albania, Andorra, Armenia Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Islands, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marino, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic, Romania, San Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey & Ukraine


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    For USA, Singapore, Australia, China, Japan, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, South Korea, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia & Macao delivery see: us.crookandstaple.com

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    Easy 30 Day Returns

    Occasionally you may need to return items – please email us with the details of the return within 30 days of receiving the order. We'll then send you an email back to confirm the return the refund or exchange along with out return address to one of our stores or via post for an exchange or refund.

    Under the Distance Selling Regulations, if you purchase online or by phone your consumer rights entitle you to a full refund if you request one in writing within 14 working days of delivery; we habve extended this to 30 days. This excludes the products listed as exceptions below.

    Conditions of Return
    Items must be in their original condition with the packaging unopened and accompanied with your receipt of purchase.

    Delivery Charges
    We will cover the postage for returning/replacing items that were sent in error or defective when delivered (please contact us to advise the delivery method), otherwise you will be responsible for any costs incurred in returning items to us. We highly recommend that you send items back via a traceable service and take out postal insurance to cover their value, as we are not responsible for the risk of loss or damage to such goods.

    Products we are Unable to Exchange or Refund
    Unless faulty or not as described, we cannot refund or offer an exchange on:

    -> Earrings
    -> Items intended for aural use, such as reeds
    -> Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand item(s)
    -> Labour/Parts to customise an item(s)
    -> Unsealed CDs, DVDs or other recording media, software or video's
    -> Software Site Licenses (for Schools, Colleges & Universities)
    -> Personalised, Specially made or made to measure products cannot be returned unless faulty
    -> We are unable to cancel 'Digital Sheet Music Downloads & Print on Demand' items.

    View the full Returns Policy
    Lowest Price Guarantee!

    All of our products are price checked against our competitors on a regular basis to ensure that we are giving you the best price possible.

    If you find a lower price from a retailer in the UK on a product that isn't on special offer, we'll match their price & then take an extra £2.50 off the price. Just send us the name of the product & where it is cheaper to sales@crookandstaple.com and we'll arrange for you to receive the lowered price!

    Please note that this comparison is between UK retailers and where the product isn't on a special offer or part of a sale on our competitors website.
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