Brokerage service

Audio By Van Alstine sells factory tested and guaranteed used AVA components, a great opportunity for both seller and buyer.

Prospective buyers, save money and get good used AVA components with a factory parts and labor warranty. Check out our used equipment list for special deals.

Broker your equipment and trade up to new AVA equipment

Prospective sellers, if you need to sell used AVA equipment in order to buy new AVA equipment from us, we will broker your old AVA equipment, provide the prospective buyer a factory warranty, and charge you just 15% for our service.

When we broker your existing AVA electronics towards the purchase of new, the used equipment must be sent to us for evaluation. We will suggest a fair used price for it (typically about 70% of new for newer equipment and 30% to 60% for older models). If you agree, we will list the equipment for sale. We will guarantee prospective buyers that the description of the equipment is accurate. We will clean the controls, switches, chassis and faceplates to make the equipment look good and assure it is in good working order. However, any repairs necessary to make the unit sellable are your responsibility. We will advise you of the estimated costs.

When the equipment sells (the buyer pays us directly) we will ship it to the buyer and provide a one year limited parts and labor warranty, or transfer the balance of the original AVA warranty to the new owner, whichever is longer.

We will credit the seller with 85% of the sale price toward the purchase of new AVA made equipment. No cash disbursements will be made other than a reimbursement against sales paid for in full in anticipation of our sale of the used equipment.

If we cannot sell the equipment at a fair price then we will not charge the owner for our listing, testing, and clean up service for that equipment.

Call us first at 651-330-9871 so that we can discuss your current equipment with you, find out what you will be buying, suggest what the pricing should be, and make sure you have equipment suitable for our service.

Sell your equipment outright

We also offer brokerage service to assist owners of legitimate AVA equipment who want to sell their equipment outright without upgrading to other AVA equipment. The only difference between the terms for upgrading versus selling is a consignment fee of 30% instead of 15%. Keep in mind that this fee covers our time to inspect and test the unit, make minor repairs, clean the controls and switches, and provide a reasonable parts and labor warranty to the next buyer. Keep in mind too that we will likely get a much better price for the equipment as the buyer will be dealing factory direct and getting a factory warranty and satisfaction guarantee.