Right now the
world is going through a pretty bad economic crisis. If you
need a new violin case right now, you may be thinking of how
to save money on your purchase, or how to make your money go
a long way, rather than luxury or prestige.
If you want to
save money, consider purchasing a Musafia case. Here's why.
It's rather obvious that
a case made to the highest standards of instrument safety is
the equivalent of an insurance policy for your instrument.
Accidents can happen, and if you have your violin in a
properly-designed and built case, chances are that you'll
save money on costly repairs if something does happen.
LIFETIME WARRANTY, PARTS, AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE:
after-sales service we offer for Musafia Cremona Italy cases
is considered by many to be the best in the business. This
means that when your case starts to show wear, we can
recondition it for a fraction of the cost of a new case,
making it last pretty much indefinitely. You may never
have to buy a new case again!
The cost of an object is
the purchase price minus resale value. Most violin cases
have very little resale value, if they have any at all.
Musafia Cremona Italy cases, on the other hand, enjoy a
guaranteed trade-in value** of 33% of the original purchase
price of the case if in reasonably good condition. How many
other case manufacturers buy their own cases back? So right
away you can consider you're getting a 1/3-off discount! But
this is only half of the story.
If you maintain your Musafia case with care, it'll be worth
much more if you decide to sell it. One of our customers
sold his 4-year-old Enigma case on eBay for $1,200, which
wasn't that much less than what he paid for it. Another
early Enigma case was recently sold for $1,599, which was
the list price when it was new! That meant that this
case cost the original customer... nothing.
This early 2004 Enigma case sold for the same price it
cost new, almost five years later!
So, let's make a quick, simple
Let's say you're a professional violinist
living in the U.S.A. and you purchase a 2009 Musafia Master
Series Classic, which costs $ 1,199. What will it cost you
over ten years?
price: $ 1,199
Guaranteed trade-in value**:
Total: $ 469 ...
or $46.90 per year - less than 13 cents a day.
* Ballpark figure
considering Internal Revenue Code section 179 deduction
based upon a married taxpayer filing a joint return with
gross income below $130,000. Actual deduction will vary from
person to person and some limitations apply. For an accurate
evaluation of your possible savings please contact your CPA.
** Trade-in value toward
the purchase of a new, un-discounted Musafia Cremona Italy
case of equal or greater value. Some restrictions may apply.
The above figure assumes that
after ten years of use the case is in need of some
reconditioning and you want to trade it in for a new
one. If, on the other hand, it was particularly
well-kept and can be sold as-is, then it's residual
value can be much higher, and the total cost
correspondingly less. Or - you might want to have it
reconditioned and keep it another 10 years. We have
plenty of customers who still use their Musafia
cases from the 1980's, and these musicians have
completely amortized the purchasing price years ago.
Is 13 cents per day an
excessive amount to spend to keep your violin
protected in safety and style?
To put this into
perspective, a subscription to the L.A. Times will
cost you triple this figure. Think about it.
Thank you for your