Monday, August 23, 2010

Buying or Selling Your Piano On Craigslist?

What do you need to know when buying and selling your piano on Craigslist?

Craigslist is a great resource for all of us who are looking to buy or sell a whole range of products and services. But when it comes to buying or selling a piano, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  1. As many prospective piano buyers are looking to get the "best deal" possible, you may have a hard time getting a fair value for your piano (if selling.)
  2. If looking to buy a piano, do not be fooled by an amazing price and great brand name. Always get a professional to evaluate the condition of your prospective instrument. I can't tell you how many times I have been called in to work on a "free" piano that should be in the garbage heap.
  3. Take your time whether shopping on Craigslist or anywhere for that matter. Buying the right piano for you requires that you slow down and take time to make sure that you have covered the bases.
  4. If selling your piano, it may not hurt to engage an intermediary (qualified piano technician) who is willing to act as a buffer, to answer questions from prospective buyers. It can be worth a cut of the action (small percentage of sale) so that you do not waste time answering a million questions from laypeople who are fishing.
  5. If selling your piano, make sure it is up to snuff as much as possible - tuned, cleaned, all keys working; before you put up for sale. This will help you get the best price possible when asking your price.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Piano Buyer Tips - Instant Videos


Welcome to Piano Talk Newsletter!

My name is Eben Goresko. I am the editor of Piano Talk.



Just below I have some very informative Piano Buyers Videos that you can view right away! If you have have further questions about topics covered in the videos, please feel free to contact me at eben@anythingpianoco.com .

Latest News:

I wish to welcome Bakers Piano Center as a new sponsor to Colorado Piano Buyers Guide.

Bakers Piano Center currently have 2 stores located in Boulder and Highlands Ranch, Colorado. For more Info about Bakers Piano Center, here is their URL - http://www.bakerspianocenter.com

Piano Buying Videos

Do you want to learn more about how you can save when Buying Your Next Piano? Are you buying your first piano or looking to upgrade to another instrument?

I recently interviewed Tobin Rockley to get some answers to these and other questions so he could share with you some of his expertise. With this valuable information you learn crucial piano buying tips, before you even walk into the store.

Tobin Rockley - of Rockley Music (www.rockleymusic.com), located in Lakewood, Colorado (just outside of Denver.)

Here are the Piano Buying questions:

How can you get the best value for your money? - things to keep in mind
How can you avoid Sales Hype? - Buying (from a dealer) Strategies
How can you car for your piano?
Electronic vs Acoustic Piano; Which should you buy?
Why should you buy a piano at all?

Coming Up In Next Piano Talk:

Did you ever think of buying or selling your piano through Craigs List?

Many piano buyers or sellers consider and use Craigs List, which is a very popular means of buying and selling hard goods, TO SELL THEIR PIANO.

Craigs List is a great resource but what do you need to know or think about before you use it? In the next Piano Talk Newsletter, I will pass onto you some of my insights and wisdom for you.

In addition:
  1. Commentary about music and education that I hope you will find interesting
  2. A revealing video of Rocky Ridge Music Center
  3. The latest piano buying price sheets
  4. My performance of Maple Leaf Rag on my 100 year old Mason & Hamlin AA.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to any questions or constructive feedback you may want to offer. I can be reached at eben@anythingpianoco.com

See you soon!!