Musical Instruments Newberg | Buy Sell and Trade Southwest Portland |

December 16, 2010
Defunct phone booth, Portland, Oregon

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At the Trading Post Northwest we have a lot of our local shoppers that have asked about our Musical Instruments.  Most are looking for a certain instrument, we try to help them find. Others are asking when is a good time to trade or sell their Instrument.  Great questions, yet for us we maintain one of Southwest Portland’s largest Used Musical Instrument departments year round. So the biggest piece of advice we give out is “Don’t sell or trade an instrument that you actively use! Only sell or trade an instrument that is basically just sitting around collecting dust.” Once this happens, anytime of year is a good time to come see us. 🙂

Bringing an item into us for sell or trade? Here are a couple of quick tips to increase its value to us:

  • Get a cloth and dampen it with an alcohol-based cleaner and warm water. Wipe dust off all the surfaces and wipe off any smudges or other marks. I know sounds crazy to have to say, but you would not believe what a little elbow grease can do for a selling or trading price.Gather up all pieces and parts to your instrument.
  • Any tools, Manuals, and Cases will help increase its value to our retail customer.  This means we will also pay you more.
  • Know the brand name, how old it is, and how much you paid for it originally.
  • Last but not least, we are always amazed when people come to the Trading Post and they do not know how much they want for the item… Please know or at least have an idea of how much you want to ask for it. This saves us and you time.

So when that musical instrument seems to have fulfilled it purpose, or you are looking for an instrument yet you do not want to pay full retail. Come on in to the Trading Post Northwest, we are in Newberg, right on HWY 99 its easy to find us and we are easy to deal with.

PS3, PS2, PSP, Nintendo Wii, DS, Xbox 360 | Buy,Sell,Trade Used Game Consoles | Trading Post NW

December 9, 2010

Trading Post Northwest wants to know “are you a gamer”? Do you have a close relationship to a gamer, do you have a child who is a gamer? If you ever watch television you have at least heard of the Xbox 360. By some, it is considered the greatest gaming console on the market today. Yet, others are still in love with their Play stations and will remain faithful to them forever. As we began shopping around wondering what Consoles and Games would be popular this year (to purchase for our inventory) one thing became perfectly clear there is a ton of options out there and just as many opinions. We found this quick post online that I think sums it up in true “GAMER” fashion.

In a perfect world, determining which new game console to purchase would be out of your hands. Instead the matter would be handled Thunderdome style: Two beefy consoles enter the arena, they battle, and one console is left standing. But since such combat would inevitably lead to the enslavement of mankind by a superrace of cyborg overlords, it’s probably best to figure it out for yourself.

So instead of trying to out guess the market we began early in the year to buy and trade for all Consoles and Games. If you Are you shopping for a Game Console,  like a PS3, PS2, PSP, Nintendo Wii, DS, or an Xbox 360 or just looking about for games to use on your console. Before you go out and spend way to much, give us a call and see if we may have what you are looking for. We have been buying and trading games and consoles preparing for this time of year.  We have over 500 games in stock and a mixed assortment of the consoles and accessories available.