How can I use my rental equity?
The rental fees you pay, less the accident insurance portion, accumulate as rental equity that never expires. It can be used toward the purchase of any instrument, bow or case that we carry at Austin’s Violin Shop.
Austin’s allows you to apply the rental equity up to 30% of the retail price of an instrument, up to 20% of the price of a case or bag and 10% of the price of a bow.
Any part of your purchase can be traded-up for either a larger size, or a more expensive version of the same size. This means the player can improve the quality of their equipment as their skill improves. Rental equity can be applied to the difference in price between your original purchase and the upgraded purchase.