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Consignment Process Overview

Consign From Carter

Here's what our process looks like to consign your guitar from Carter:

  1. Add initial listing details here.
  2. Decide on a price with help from our Price History and Appraisals team.
    1. Add your initial price while listing, and we'll be in touch to finalize your price based on current market conditions.
  3. Safely send us your guitar.
    1. You are responsible for shipping label costs to Carter.
    2. There are 2 options for shipping materials and protection:
      1. If you use our custom shipping materials, your shipment is eligible for Care Care protection in transit at full instrument value up to $500,000.
      2. If you opt to use your own shipping materials, you are required to purchase your own insurance at full instrument value via your carrier (UPS, DHL, or FedEx).
  4. Let us authenticate, photograph, and list your guitar.
  5. Get paid after our Sales team finds your guitar a new home.
    1. Payouts typically clear 10 days after the buyer receives the instrument and the 72-hour return window has passed.

Consign From Home

Here's what our process looks like to consign your guitar from home:

  1. Add listing details and photos per our photo guidelines.
  2. Decide on a price with help from our Price History and Appraisals team.
    1. Add your initial price while listing, and we'll be in touch to finalize your price based on current market conditions.
  3. Wait for our Sales team to find your guitar a new home, and answer any messages and offers that come in while we find you a buyer.
  4. Safely send us your guitar for authentication.
    1. You are responsible for shipping label costs to Carter.
    2. There are 2 options for shipping materials and protection:
      1. If you use our custom shipping materials, your shipment is eligible for Care Care protection in transit at full instrument value up to $500,000.
      2. If you opt to use your own shipping materials, you are required to purchase your own insurance at full instrument value via your carrier (UPS, DHL, or FedEx).
  5. After authentication, we'll ship to the buyer with protection at full instrument value via Carter Care.
    1. The buyer is responsible for shipping costs from Carter to them.
  6. Get paid after the buyer receives the guitar.
    1. Payouts typically clear 10 days after the buyer receives the instrument and the 72-hour return window has passed.