Estate Purchasing Policy

Have some pipes that don't see regular use in your rotation? Perhaps your style has changed, and you've seen something exciting on our site that would better fit your current tastes. Smokingpipes.com is a great place to sell or trade pipes from your collection. Once you send in pipes, we inspect and research each one to offer values for cash [check], or sometimes a higher percentage for store credit (which is a great way to pick up some new pipes or tobaccos!).

We purchase most 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 demand and desirability. 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 $40. Between $40 and $70, we have a sliding percentage depending on the price. Beyond $70, regular percentages (usually 35-45% for cash or 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 a higher percentage in trade credit, usually 55%. The majority of the estate pipes we list are offered to us as trades rather than for outright purchase. Please note that pipes with lower values still have a sliding percentage.

 

RESPONDING TO OUR ESTATE EVALUATION

Once the evaluation is completed, we submit the values to you before further action is taken. Once you have been contacted you may elect to:

1) Have the pipes returned to you at no cost (domestic only)

2) Have the trade credit applied to your House Account

3) Request a company check mailed to your preferred address

PLEASE NOTE that we reserve the right to refuse any items for purchase consideration for any reason; examples of which could be poor condition (cracked, broken, excessive alterations, missing pieces, etc). We no longer purchase pipes with ivory.

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:
Smokingpipes.com
Estates
550 Hwy 9 E
Longs, SC 29568

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at info@smokingpipes.com or call us at 888 366 0345.