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USED EQUIPMENT FAQs

 

What is the purchase process?

All instruments available immediately will require payment in full before delivery. For all instruments available after the 2019 season, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve instruments, and payment in full is due by August 10th, 2019We also accept Purchase Orders from School Districts. All instruments are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are purchasing two or less instruments, you can purchase or pre-order select instruments immediately at bluecoats.com/equipmentstore. Instruments will immediately be queued for shipping upon release.

When will my instrument be shipped?

All instruments available immediately will be shipped within 14 days of payment received in full. If full payment is received by August 10th (for instruments available after the 2019 season), your instrument(s) will be shipped prior to September 1st, 2019. If you choose to use our optional Recondition Service for brass instruments (see below for details), your instrument will be shipped as soon as the service has been completed, usually by September 15th, 2019 depending on when the order was placed.

What if I need my instrument sooner?

If you need your instrument sooner than listed above, you can pick up your instrument in Canton, Ohio after August 15th, 2018 or you can pick them up on August 10th, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN immediately following DCI Finals. There is no shipping charge for instruments that are picked up in person. The optional recondition service is not available on instruments picked up prior to September 15.

Can these instruments be shipped outside the continental 48 states?

Yes, in some cases, but please contact us for shipping quotes and purchasing information.

What is included in the optional Reconditioning Service for Brass Instruments?

When you purchase our optional Reconditioning Service, your instrument receives the following:

  • General “wipe-down” of the instrument

  • Surface-buff of high visibility areas on instrument

  • Complete lubrication and adjustment of all moving parts including valves, slides, etc.

  • Removal of all major dents that do not require instrument disassembly

  • General “clean-out” and “wipe-down” of instrument case

Taylor Band & Orchestra, an instrument sales & repair shop located in Akron, OH, provides the recondition service. They have been Bluecoats’ longtime choice for brass instrument repair and service. For more information on Taylor Band & Orchestra, please visit their website at taylorband.com.

What condition will my brass instrument be in if I don’t purchase the optional Reconditioning Service?

All instruments will be clean, in working order, and without any major dents, but will be shipped in the condition they are in upon completion of the corps’ 2019 season.

All instruments available immediately will require payment in full before delivery. For all instruments available after the 2019 season, a 25% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve instruments, and payment in full is due by August 10th, 2019We also accept Purchase Orders from School Districts. All instruments are sold on a first come, first serve basis.