MidWest Audio Xchange / MWAX
We know vintage audio – we love vintage audio. We know music – we love music.
MWAX was formed to cater to vintage audio enthusiast, hobbyist, collectors, and audiophiles. MWAX has
created a system that allows the vintage audio hobbyist to trade/swap, sell, and buy with confidence. Our
unique Pre- transaction inspection, evaluation/appraisal service will insure that the equipment you swap,
trade, or purchase will be as advertised.
Trades/Swaps with optional Pre-Transaction Inspection, Evaluation/Appraisal Service.
24/7 Virtual Swap Meet
Purchase – We will buy your vintage audio equipment
Sell – We have an inventory of refurbished vintage audio equipment
How it Works:
When it’s time to upgrade your audio system or thin out the herd (you’ve got too much stuff) the MWAX
Swap Meet is the perfect place to buy, sell, or trade vintage audio equipment with Confidence!! There is NO
FEE to list your equipment, and unlike other online marketplaces, there's No Selling Fee. Our goal is to provide
a safe, easy way to sell, trade, or buy vintage audio equipment. So visit our Swap Meet and make deals with
White Glove Pre – Transaction Inspection, Evaluation/Appraisal Service
OK we really don’t use white gloves! But we are VERY CAREFUL with your equipment.
After you agree on a deal with a registered Swap Meet member this optional service will insure the equipment
you receive is what you expected and agreed on. Both members send their equipment to MWAX. We will
inspect the equipment and audition them in our Tube and Solid State reference systems. If the equipment
matches the description posted in the swap meet we promptly ship the equipment to you. If for some reason
there is an issue with the equipment, that you were not made aware of, you have several options;
1. Cancel the deal. We send the equipment back to you. No harm – no foul.
2. Restructure the deal.
3. Have our certified vintage audio tech diagnose the issue and give you a detailed description of the
problem. Our tech can give you the average cost to repair the problem. (your local repair shops rates
may differ from our rate)
4. Our tech can repair the equipment to the agreed upon or swap meet listing condition so you can
consummate the deal.
The Pre – Transaction Inspection, Evaluation/Appraisal Service fee is only $25. You will pay a discounted
shipping rate to send your equipment to MWAX. After the inspection is completed you can take advantage of
our discounted shipping rates with UPS, FedX, or the USPS and we will securely pack & ship the equipment to
If there is money involved in the swap. MWAX will ship the equipment after both parties
verify that the money has been received
Virtual Swap Meet:
The MWAX 24/7 virtual swap meet is simple.
The MWAX virtual swap meet is not available for dealers.
The MWAX virtual swap meet is ONLY for selling or trading VINTAGE audio equipment.
Give each item as complete and accurate a description as possible. Be sure to note cosmetic flaws, such
as nicks, scratches, rack marks, or chips. Point out if anything is missing that a buyer might naturally
expect to receive with the item (i.e. manuals, cables, accessories, etc.). Make sure you know the exact
model number or version, if applicable.
Include a detailed photo of the item you are selling.
Make sure you and your buyer are clear about exactly how much money (if any) is changing hands.
Decide who is paying the shipping charge.
Insure the shipment for loss and damage with the shipping carrier. Make sure the insured amount is
Pack the item safely and securely.
Agree upon the method of payment. One of the surest ways to avoid payment hassles is to ship Certified
Bank Check or Cash On Delivery (COD). Other popular means of classifieds payment include PayPal,
and other third-party services such as escrow.com, which hold the buyer's money until the item is
delivered, then release the money to the seller.
Confirm the purchase before shipping. Send an e-mail to the buyer specifying who, what, where, and
when. Before you ship the buyer anything, wait until you get a confirmation back.
Let the buyer know immediately if there will be a delay in shipping.
Follow up with the buyer to make sure everything arrived on time and satisfactorily.
Personalized Consignment Service & Detailed Appraisal Service
Please contact for info about our Personalized Consignment Service and our Detailed Appraisal Service.