Buy & Sell Pre-Owned Quality Footwear

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A note from Abbot's: Thank you for your interest in selling with us. We're currently taking a brief, temporary pause from purchasing and are not taking any new stock. Normal service will resume soon - we'll be notifying email subscribers via our newsletter when the service is back up and running.

Frequently Asked Questions

Selling Your Shoes

Abbot's is interested in well-made shoes in both pre-owned and new condition. We are predominantly focused on classic welted footwear, although do consider other styles and construction methods.

Some of our best selling brands are: Alden, Alfred Sargent, Carmina, Cheaney, Church's, Crockett & Jones, Edward Green, Foster & Son, Gaziano & Girling, George Cleverley, Grenson, J.M. Weston, John Lobb, Loake, Paraboot, Saint Crispin and Tricker's.

Prices quoted are based on our market expertise, experience and data of selling similar items.

UK sellers will be provided with a free Royal Mail postage label once our quote is accepted.

International sellers are responsible for their own postage costs and instructions for shipping will be provided once our quote is accepted.

Sale Options

Direct Sale means we purchase your shoes directly from you.

Once a quote is agreed we will send you a shipping label* in order for you to send your shoes to us. Once arrived and inspected we’ll pay you for them within 5 working days of arrival to our warehouse.

*UK sellers only.

This means we purchase your shoes directly from you, but payment is made in the form of gift card that can be used against another pair of shoes on our website.

Once a quote has been agreed we will send you a shipping label* in order for you to send your shoes to us. Once arrived and inspected we’ll pay you for them in the form of a gift card within 5 working days of arrival to our warehouse.

*UK sellers only.

This is where we sell your shoes on your behalf on our website in exchange for a percentage of the final sale price.

We will quote how much we think we can sell your shoes for on our website and the amount you will receive once your shoes sell. If the quote is accepted we will send you a shipping label* in order for you to send your shoes to us. We then maximise the value of your shoes by professionally cleaning, photographing and listing your shoes on our sales platforms. Once the 14 day return period has ended you will receive payment within 5 working days - our fee will be deducted from the final sales price.

*UK sellers only.

Our average sale time for a pair of shoes is 30 days.

Consigning with us will always give the maximum payout in comparison to Trade-in and Direct Sale.

Trade-in will always give you a higher amount than Direct Sale.

Direct Sale - our simplest and most popular option. We purchase your shoes directly from you for 'cash'.

Trade-in - best if you have your eye on another pair of shoes and would like sell a pair of your own shoes quickly that you no longer use.

Consignment - best if you are looking for the maximum amount for your shoes and don't mind waiting for them to sell on our website. Also best for selling large collections of shoes.

Yes, if you would like to assess all three options we are happy to provide a quote for each - just choose this option when filling out the contact form.

Payment

Direct Sale: Within 5 working days of date of receipt to our offices.

Trade-in: Within 5 working days of date of receipt to our offices.

Consignment: Within 5 working days of date of your shoes selling and our 14 day return period expiring.

We offer two payment options, bank transfer or PayPal. International bank transfers are sent via Wise.

Sellers who opt to trade-in their shoes will be paid via a gift card valid on our website.

Direct Sale/ Trade-in: In our quote we will indicate up front how much you will be paid.

Consignment: We will quote how much we think we can sell your shoes for on our website and the amount you will receive once your shoes sell. We will never discount the sale price of your shoes without your prior consent.

Have any questions?

If you have question, please fill in the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Email: contact@abbotsshoes.com

WhatsApp: +447587310380

Instagram: @abbotsshoes

Telephone Support Hours:

Monday to Friday 09:00 – 13:00 GMT

Telephone: +44 (0) 1582 325526

We are unable to offer telephone support outside of these hours. Please fill in the contact form and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

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