OUR ESTATE PIPE PURCHASE POLICY:
Smokingpipes.com purchases pipes and pipe collections large and
PLEASE NOTE that we reserve the right to refuse any items for purchase consideration for any
reason. We purchase pipes for 35-45% of the price we expect to recover when
we sell the pipe, based on the current condition of the pipe and other factors, such as market
conditions, our dealer status and current inventory. In other words, if a pipe has a current saleable
value of $100, we offer $35-45 to purchase that pipe. All other costs associated with sale are incurred by us; there are no cleaning or listing fees. We pay upfront, once the values have been approved.
The only exception to this is with low-value estate pipes. Since we have fixed costs associated with cleaning and listing pipes, we reject pipes that we value at less than about $30. Between $30 and $60, we have a sliding percentage depending on the price. Beyond $60, regular percentages (35-45% for cash; 55% for trade) are used.
OUR ESTATE PIPE TRADE POLICY:
Our policy on accepting trades towards pipes or other merchandise offered at Smokingpipes.com is identical to the above, except that we offer 55% in trade credit. The majority of the estate pipes we list are offered to us as trades rather than for outright purchase.
In both circumstances, we submit the values to you before further action is taken so that you may elect to have us return the pipes, or portion thereof, should you consider the values unsatisfactory. However, we do not negotiate the values once we've assessed them, excepting situations where we have obviously erred (we do recognize that we are human, after all).
If you would like to have us value your estates for trade or cash, please send them to:
2 Hwy 90 E
Little River, SC 29566
If you have any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888 366 0345.
Please also include contact information within the box; it is extremely difficult to figure out who to contact with the values without knowing who you are!