How Do I Trade My Gear On Reverb?

Sell your gear instead and buy with confidence.

Trading gear online comes with a lot of problems: tricky shipping coordination, a lack of guarantee, and no protection if the deal goes south. For these reasons, we don’t sanction trades on the platform and don’t allow listings that solicit trades in their title or description.

Instead of trading, we recommend selling off your excess gear and buying what you want (we can keep you covered that way). If you do wish to attempt a more traditional trade, we recommend thinking of it as two separate transactions and following these steps:


LIST the item you want to trade.


CONTACT the seller with a link to your item.


MAKE OFFERS on each other's items once the details are worked out.

Once the offers are accepted, one party can use the normal checkout process to complete an order. Once those funds are received, the second party can proceed with their purchase. Please note that your offers must be for the actual value of the items involved in the trade. Listing a $1000 guitar for $1 won’t fly.

Trading without exchanging funds leave both parties unprotected. Trading in the way described here ensures buyer/seller protection if the item is defective or something goes wrong with shipping. If you still decide to trade, please know it’s at your own risk: we will have no course of action to pursue in the event of a dispute.

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