Givens Violins offers, to the original purchaser, a 100% trade-in on instruments and bows purchased from us. The traded item can be used to acquire another instrument or bow of equal or greater value. The item purchased must be of the same type as the traded item (a bow for a bow, a violin for a violin, etc.). Only one trade is allowed per item purchased.
The trade-in credit is calculated using the original invoice price of the traded item, taking into account its current condition. If there is significant damage, there also may be a deduction for any resultant depreciation to value.
As of November 1, 2010, we are unable to take bows in on trade that were purchased for under $300 (with the exception of fractional size wood bows). All bows purchased before November 1, 2010 are eligible for trade-in.