Model Trade-In Program
CGR accepts models in trade for our painting service. We will take them painted/unpainted, new/used.
Unload your tons of second-hand dust-collectors out in your garage without any trouble. Get new painted models in return.
1. Email us your list of models firstname.lastname@example.org
2. You will be given an offer in the form of an in-store credit
3. If you accept the terms you then mail the models to CGR
4. We confirm receipt via email and your credit is ready to use
When you email your list please tell us the condition of each item. If there are duplicate items make sure to note this as well.
If you prefer, you can just send the models and we will assess them when they arrive. No need for a list or anything. Just include a piece of paper inside, on top of the models, saying “Trade-in for assessment” and your contact information.
A credit is like a gift certificate. You can use this for:
New models that we order and then ship to you (new in box). There are limitations, see below.
Spend on other models that we have for sale.
Spend on CGR products and services. This includes assembly and painting.
??????Convert it to cash. You get the money sent via Paypal or cashier’s check. This takes 2-7 business days to be sent. This is done at 50% meaning $2 of a credit becomes $1 cash.
Not painted by CGR? Pics are very helpful but not absolutely needed. If you do not send pics we assume they are painted poorly.
The amount of the credit is usually 20-60% of the retail value of the models. Most of the time the credit is in the 30-40% range.
Hot items like recently released armies will be at or near the top rate. We sometimes go above the 60% of retail if the demand for the product is high.
You can usually get a much better deal going to the secondary market on your own (local shop, eBay for example). The advantage of trading in with us is that you are likely to be able to unload disparate items in one shot.
If you send models and they are painted or primed too thickly to be useful except as scrap, or the models are notably damaged in transit, the trade value reverts to 10%. Or they will be returned. If you think this might be the case, best to check with us up front.
Client pays for all shipping. Shipping can be paid with the credit itself if you want.
If you use your credit for us to assemble/paint a project you can’t refuse the project upon completion and get refunded in cash.
There are some limits on what new models we can get for you. They have to be things that are commonly available through our distributors. Most miniatures and games are available.
Credit is for retail value of the models or services. It does not stack with other discounts.
Again, we can get most lines no problem (Battlefront Miniatures, Games Workshop, Privateer Press, Kings of War, Wyrd Miniatures, etc.)
Send models to
102 Bruton Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Include a piece of paper with:
Your contact information (name, phone number, address)
The amount of credit you were offered
Invoice/List of contents
If your trade is less than $200 retail (ie we would credit you around $50) then it might not be worth the postage to send it in.