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80% of shoppers in piano stores are looking for used pianos
There are bargains in the used piano market but there are some real important things you should know.
- Don't judge by looks or by what the seller says.
- People don't know the condition of their pianos and ofter over estimate it's quality.
- Condition is the most important aspect in determining a pianos value
- Get a qualified piano technician to inspect the piano. They will probably charge you a fee but some pianos (yes, even some grands) are not worth getting for free.
- Be patient, start out looking and playing (even if you don't play) every piano you see. Avoid buying the first piano you see.
- The deal of a lifetime might be the worst deal of a lifetime for you.
- Reading material - "The Piano Book" by Larry FineLast updated 28.1.2004