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Consign Your Instrument at the Flute Center!

Whether you live around the corner or around the world, the Flute Center of New York can sell your instrument on consignment! FCNY accepts flutes, piccolos, and harmony flutes for consignment sale. 



FCNY accepts consignment flutes from clients from all over the world. Certified pre-owned instruments consigned at a reduced 25% commission rate (see terms and conditions below). Items that sell for less than $2,000 qualify for our minimum $500 commission for each item consigned at FCNY. 


Conditions of Consignment:

FCNY requires all pre-owned flutes to be in excellent playing condition. All consignment instruments are assessed by FCNY's repair staff upon receipt, and any required repairs must be completed and paid for before the instrument will be listed for sale. After completing any necessary repairs, FCNY will maintain the condition of the flute through the entire consignment process at no additional charge.

To qualify an instrument as certified pre-owned, the instrument must be brought back to like-new condition*, have a functioning case and case cover, and be a complete instrument. A standalone footjoint and/or body without a headjoint does not qualify. The consignor will be responsible for any and all repair costs associated with bringing the instrument back to like-new condition before the instrument can go on sale as certified pre-owned. 

*Like-new condition qualifications:

All old pads replaced

Any lost motion resolved

All soft parts (corks and felts) in like-new, functioning condition

All tenons in like-new, functioning condition

Any dents, scratches, and tarnish removed


During the consignment process, you are completely in control of pricing. We will provide recommendations, but you have the final say in setting the price of your instrument. You may adjust pricing at any time. However, if a client has your flute in their possession, they will retain the right to pay full asking price for your flute (ie. we will not raise the price or prevent them from buying in any way). Additionally, pre-owned flutes will be sold as complete instruments and FCNY will not entertain offers from clients on parts or components, such as headjoints, footjoints, cases, and covers.


While your instrument is on consignment at FCNY, it is covered under the Flute Center's insurance policy. It will be sent on trial to clients within the United States. 

International Consignments

Clients are responsible for all customs and shipping fees in both directions when sending their flute to/from the Flute Center for consignment. Please note that the US Government charges customs based on the insured value of the package. If a client sends their instrument to the Flute Center and decides not to consign it, the client is fully responsible for all customs and shipping fees for the return. All customs fees must be paid in full before an instrument will be listed for sale or returned to the owner
We recommend sending your consignment as a return/repair, because all consignments are required to be repaired upon arrival. We recommend shipping with a valid tracking number and changing the service billed to "bill to sender" (not "bill to recipient.")


Ready to send your flute for consignment? Please complete the Consignment Shipping Form and include a copy with your shipment. 


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