Turn Used Bocals Into Cash

SPECIAL COVID-19 STATEMENT ABOUT BOCAL SALES: We are temporarily asking you to not ship your bocals in for possible purchase. If you already shipped don’t worry. It will be received and carefully handled. We will confirm its arrival as quickly as possible. We look forward to getting back to normal soon as possible. We will keep this page updated with the latest information. The potential risk of infection to our employees and customers is our main concern. We also want to be confident that shipping companies will not be affected by this pandemic. The following information describes our normal process which will return as soon as possible:

Are you ready to part with one or more of your used bocals? Use our safe, fast, efficient method to turn them into cash or credit.

Which bocals are you interested in?
We welcome oboe d’amore, English horn, bass oboe, bassoon, contrabassoon, baroque bocals, wooden bocals, and pretty much any other double reed instrument bocal you have. We have customers looking for every level and type of bocal.

Does it need to be in good condition?
No. If you clean and recork it before it arrives here, we may offer you more, but we welcome bocals in just about any condition.

How much Is my bocal worth?
To give you a firm quote of what we would pay, we must see and play the bocal. If you send us an email with good quality photos and a solid description, we can estimate the value before you ship. Once the bocal arrives here, we’ll appraise it at no cost and email you with exact details. Typically, we offer about 40% to 60% of retail value.

Is it dangerous to ship my bocal?
Shipping is safe and efficient using UPS, USPS, or FedEx services. We’ve done it every day for 30+ years. Pack your bocal in a box at least 3″ bigger than the bocal on all sides. Wrap the bocal with foam, bubble wrap, or similar protective material and stuff the box full so the bocal does not shift around. Assume that the box will be tossed around on the way here, and pack accordingly.

What happens once my bocal is received by you?
When it first arrives, it will be unpacked and examined. You will receive an email letting you know it arrived safely. Brian personally examines and play tests every bocal to determine value and condition. When we’re very busy, dozens of bocals might arrive in a week so our response to you can take 2 weeks or more depending on how busy we are. When an assessment of value is complete, Brian will email you full details and offer options and advice on the best way to move forward.

How do I get paid?
If you choose payment in funds, we issue you a business check for the agreed amount about 12 to 16 days after completion of the sale. If you choose to trade the bocal for store credit, credit will be issued to you via email within 1 to 3 days. The digital gift coupon you’ll receive will be good for any service or product we offer.

I’m Ready To Proceed. Now What?

Please email us, call us at (603) 356-9890, or send the form below.

When you send your bocal, it is crucial that you put a physical letter in the box with the bocal. Include your name, address, daytime phone number and email address. If you send it without a letter – how will we know who sent it?

Ship the bocal via insured UPS, USPS, or FedEx to:

Charles Double Reed Company
Bocal Sales
1976 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
United States

Please fill out the form, and let us know what to expect!