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#101115 - 02/23/08 05:13 PM Yamaha C1 Pricing?
jmvoc Offline
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Registered: 02/23/08
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Loc: New York
I'm in the market for a new piano for my 2 sons, both of whom are fairly accomplished players (rock, standards, show tunes, classical). We've had a Yamaha upright for 10 years and are ready for a grand, but have limited space. So...we're pretty sure we're going to get a Yamaha C1. Any idea how much these should go for new? I was quoted $20,245 (retail $26,895). It sounds high to me, but what do I know? (The GC1 was quoted at $16,475, which also seems high.) Does anyone have any recent pricing experience? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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#101116 - 02/23/08 08:29 PM Re: Yamaha C1 Pricing?
John Mila Offline
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Registered: 02/11/08
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Loc: So California
Hello jmvoc,
It sounds as though the prices you got were about 20% too high.
I would continue shopping. If you tell the dealer that you will sell your own piano to a friend, maybe they will cut the price more. Dealers sometime keep money in a deal to absorb some of the over-allowance on your trade, like a car-dealer.
You are always better off liquidating your own piano. You'll get probably 3/4s of what a dealer will get for it when they sell it, but then you can talk turkey with-out any unknown trade in at home.
Good Luck
John
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#101117 - 02/24/08 12:36 AM Re: Yamaha C1 Pricing?
Robert H Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
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Loc: Central Iowa
Hi jmvoc,

I believe that you should be able to do quite a bit better on the price,...

FYI,... My friend just purchased a brand new Yamaha GC1 for $11,000 + tax - this includes delivery (50 miles away), an artist bench and a free tuning.

I went to the same dealer a few months ago while I was shopping and the initial price that I received was ~ $13k,...

Regards,

Robert
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#101118 - 02/24/08 08:26 AM Re: Yamaha C1 Pricing?
J. Mark Offline
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jmvoc -- check your PM's.

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