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Old 10-31-04, 10:45 AM
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How to Sell a Piano?

To keep this from being a solicitation to sell, I will only say this is an expensive, high quality piano.

I've looked at eBay. Almost all the pianos there are not receiving bids, probably because pickup and delivery is up to the buyer and that would be expensive. It would seem the bidding audience is probably restricted to the area where the piano is located, which really cuts down on possible bidders. eBay doesn't look like a good option.

I've checked my local classifieds (Little Rock) and all the pianos are less than a thousand bucks, most less than $500. Perhaps this is good since there's no competition in my price range and perhaps this means there's no market for my price range.

Anyone know of others ways to sell a piano, either online or otherwise?
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try going to a local music store and ask them about the marketplace. other than that i would try the thrifty nickel. i know that around here you can buy ad space for a month and if it doesn't sell by then, they will run the ad until it does for only the cost of the first month.
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I agree with asking at local music shops. Some will sell instruments on consignment, others will just post an ad for you.

Other options:

- Call local college music departments.
- Call local schools - most schools have to buy instruments from a bid list, however, this usually doesn't apply to used instruments, so they may save a good amount of money buying this piano from you. Or, if you're REALLY looking to get brownie points, DONATE the piano to a local school and use it as a tax writeoff. ;-)

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Actually, I have called a local music shop, the only authorized dealter for my piano and they were the ones to advise me of the price. They will take it on consignment but will also take 50% of the sales price.

The lady was very frank and advised me to try to sell it first and then if no success they would take it on consignment.
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Put an ad in the newspaper.
Old 10-31-04, 08:41 PM
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Do a search before asking your question, because I believe it has been covered before. The people on that board are very knowledgable, and can probably get you in contact with the right people.

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For sale: My porno collection. Includes one free piano.
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I would also suggest Craig List, but that is hit and miss. Because it is a higher end piano...it might be harder to find a buyer who understands the difference between a Bosendorfer and a Wurlitzer. (No offense to Wurlitzer....but it isn't a Bosendorfer)

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I think that a FEuewfuw is still the best piano brand. It's keys are so... Magnanamous?

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