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#1307360 - 11/17/09 05:47 PM Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710
hIt0sAwA Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
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Loc: South CA
My area code is 91710, and there is ONLY 1 authorized Yamaha dealer around here, according to Yamaha official website. I tried other area code, and it seems like the other 2 places is around 20miles away. In order words, there are about only 3 dealers in around 20miles?

So where did you guys buy your yamaha digital piano?

Thanks
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#1307401 - 11/17/09 07:16 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: hIt0sAwA]
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#1307405 - 11/17/09 07:23 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: hIt0sAwA]
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You'll find a Walgreens at nearly every major intersection, and they do a good business. But the demand for pianos is not sufficient to justify so many piano stores. There are only three Yamaha dealers (that I know of) in my county ... population 1.2 million.

Still ... Google found these is 0.21 seconds:

Keyboard Concepts
2866 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA

Piano Music Center
3386 Tyler Street
Riverside, CA

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#1307554 - 11/18/09 12:25 AM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: MacMacMac]
hIt0sAwA Offline
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Loc: South CA
Originally Posted By: MacMacMac
You'll find a Walgreens at nearly every major intersection, and they do a good business. But the demand for pianos is not sufficient to justify so many piano stores. There are only three Yamaha dealers (that I know of) in my county ... population 1.2 million.

Still ... Google found these is 0.21 seconds:

Keyboard Concepts
2866 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA

Piano Music Center
3386 Tyler Street
Riverside, CA


wow, i didnt know walgreens carry digital piano?
The 2 provided locations are still 40min driving -_- I thought Keyboard Concepts sells REAL piano only?? Anyway, I'll try.
Appreciate your time smile
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#1307644 - 11/18/09 08:27 AM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: hIt0sAwA]
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Loc: Souderton PA
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there is ONLY 1 authorized Yamaha dealer around here


That is by design. Yamaha made a major shift back about 6-7 years ago to typically having only one dealer in a given area.

The reason I was told by someone in the know at the time was that Yamaha was getting pressure from some of the larger chain piano stores. The reason I was told is; less competition = less comparison shopping = higher gross profit for the one dealer that has the line.

Of course you do have a choice to look at other digital pianos besides Yamaha. Check out the Roland and Kawai models before you make a decision.
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#1307858 - 11/18/09 03:12 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: hIt0sAwA]
ChrisA Offline
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Registered: 12/28/08
Posts: 3841
Loc: Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted By: hIt0sAwA
My area code is 91710, and there is ONLY 1 authorized Yamaha dealer around here, according to Yamaha official website. I tried other area code, and it seems like the other 2 places is around 20miles away. In order words, there are about only 3 dealers in around 20miles?

So where did you guys buy your yamaha digital piano?

Thanks


Make a day of it. Some Saturday drive out to Pasadena or Hollywood or even out to where I live in Redondo (the end of the 91) and then you will have several stores and you can try out some Yamahas, Kawai and Rolands. While you are here, have dinner or lunch on the Redondo pier, a walk along the beach then a few minutes away are both a Guitar Center and a Sam Ash store both have a couple dozen DPs and keyboards out on display. Bring headphones both stores a full with others demoing instruments. Or try the same senario at the end of the "10" in Santa Monica.

Also the two local Best Buys here have musical instrument sections now. It is a walled off "store in a store" with great selection and (unbelievable for Best Buy) competent staff, competent enough that most of the staff teaches private lessons at the beginner level for piano and guitar.
Both Best Buys even have sound proofed demo rooms. They carry the high end Yamaha Motif and Rolands. The cheap low end stuff is "outside"in the larger store.


Where is the best place to buy? I'll know that soon when the Black Friday ads are sent out.


Edited by ChrisA (11/18/09 03:14 PM)

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#1308014 - 11/18/09 07:10 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: hIt0sAwA]
LesCharles73 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 739
Loc: Denton Texas
"wow, i didnt know walgreens carry digital piano?"

heh, I think it was an analogy wink
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#1308613 - 11/19/09 04:10 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: Glenn Grafton]
hIt0sAwA Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 23
Loc: South CA
Originally Posted By: Glenn Grafton
Quote:
there is ONLY 1 authorized Yamaha dealer around here


That is by design. Yamaha made a major shift back about 6-7 years ago to typically having only one dealer in a given area.

The reason I was told by someone in the know at the time was that Yamaha was getting pressure from some of the larger chain piano stores. The reason I was told is; less competition = less comparison shopping = higher gross profit for the one dealer that has the line.

Of course you do have a choice to look at other digital pianos besides Yamaha. Check out the Roland and Kawai models before you make a decision.


Thanks my friends, now i understand why so few dealer around here
So where can I check out the Kawai, Roland pianos? Sorry, iam new here.
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bored..because of almost no friends...
decided to go w a piano...
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but to enjoy time.

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#1308615 - 11/19/09 04:22 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: ChrisA]
hIt0sAwA Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 23
Loc: South CA
Originally Posted By: ChrisA
Originally Posted By: hIt0sAwA
My area code is 91710, and there is ONLY 1 authorized Yamaha dealer around here, according to Yamaha official website. I tried other area code, and it seems like the other 2 places is around 20miles away. In order words, there are about only 3 dealers in around 20miles?

So where did you guys buy your yamaha digital piano?

Thanks


Make a day of it. Some Saturday drive out to Pasadena or Hollywood or even out to where I live in Redondo (the end of the 91) and then you will have several stores and you can try out some Yamahas, Kawai and Rolands. While you are here, have dinner or lunch on the Redondo pier, a walk along the beach then a few minutes away are both a Guitar Center and a Sam Ash store both have a couple dozen DPs and keyboards out on display. Bring headphones both stores a full with others demoing instruments. Or try the same senario at the end of the "10" in Santa Monica.

Also the two local Best Buys here have musical instrument sections now. It is a walled off "store in a store" with great selection and (unbelievable for Best Buy) competent staff, competent enough that most of the staff teaches private lessons at the beginner level for piano and guitar.
Both Best Buys even have sound proofed demo rooms. They carry the high end Yamaha Motif and Rolands. The cheap low end stuff is "outside"in the larger store.


Where is the best place to buy? I'll know that soon when the Black Friday ads are sent out.


I like the way you [talk]. Your area sounds so kool!! BestBuy with high end piano??? wow... Even though it is just way so far, I would definitely check it out smile

Can I have your zip code please, Iam gonna use the "Bestbuy Store Locator."
By the way, where can I find Black Friday Ads regarding piano? laugh
I know one online site, pretty kool: http://www.gottadeal.com/ but I have never seen a digital piano ad posted.
Thanks!!! smile


Edited by hIt0sAwA (11/19/09 04:23 PM)
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bored..because of almost no friends...
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#1308631 - 11/19/09 04:52 PM Re: Where to buy YAMAHA digital piano? :( 91710 [Re: LesCharles73]
hIt0sAwA Offline
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Registered: 11/16/09
Posts: 23
Loc: South CA
Originally Posted By: LesCharles73
"wow, i didnt know walgreens carry digital piano?"

heh, I think it was an analogy wink

haha...y r rite...my bad!!! =))
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