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#1852207 - 02/26/12 07:43 PM bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812
msheehan1 Offline
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I have a friend that needs to sell their Kimball piano, they are moving from MA to CA.

Can someone give me an idea what this piano would be worth, hardly used, excellent condition?

Thank you

Mike

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#1852216 - 02/26/12 07:59 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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If it's a grand piano, maybe a few thousand dollars. If it's an upright, it's worth virtually nothing.

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#1852220 - 02/26/12 08:09 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Nearly every private seller says their piano is "hardly used" and in "excellent condition". The reality of this statement is often "rarely maintained" and "exposed to a harsh environment"...

Mike, hopefully someone with a Pierce Piano Atlas can chime in to say what the age of the instrument is. Also, if you could indicate upright (and height) or grand (and length), it would be helpful.

The older the piano is, the tougher the question is to answer without an in-person technician inspection. Sorry to give such a nebulous answer...
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#1852527 - 02/27/12 12:45 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Originally Posted By: msheehan1
I have a friend that needs to sell their Kimball piano, they are moving from MA to CA.

Can someone give me an idea what this piano would be worth, hardly used, excellent condition?

Thank you

Mike


I have a friend that needs to sell their Chevy car, they are moving from MA to CA.

Can someone give me an idea what this car would be worth, hardly used, excellent condition?

.... This makes just about as much sense. What model Chevy? What year?


Edited by Zormpas (02/27/12 12:46 PM)
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#1852568 - 02/27/12 02:13 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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It is from 1985. More information is necessary, however.
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#1852959 - 02/28/12 07:41 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: BDB]
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Everyone,

Thanks for you replies, what other information do you need and I will get it.

Mike

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#1853026 - 02/28/12 10:04 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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For starters…

Upright or grand?

Spinet, console, studio, or full-size upright? (How tall from floor to top of paino)

What finish?

Welcome to the Piano World Forums!

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#1853078 - 02/28/12 11:13 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Maintenance records?

Model #?
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#1853084 - 02/28/12 11:32 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Region in Massachusetts where the piano is located?
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#1853105 - 02/28/12 12:08 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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How about a picture? (Worth a 1000 words smile )

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#1853126 - 02/28/12 12:38 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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No matter what it is, it is worth what someone will pay them for it. Look for comparables on Craigslist, and remember that asking price is not necessarily getting price.
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#1865222 - 03/20/12 08:26 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: Rickster]
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I have attached a picture, thanks for your help.

Still trying to figure out the range we could get for this item


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Description: picture of piano




Edited by msheehan1 (03/20/12 08:48 AM)

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#1865336 - 03/20/12 12:38 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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You cannot attach pictures. You need to link to them on a server — that is, they need to be on the internet already.
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#1865340 - 03/20/12 12:43 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
You cannot attach pictures. You need to link to them on a server — that is, they need to be on the internet already.


If you can't read or tell the difference between vertical and horizontal, how can you figure out how to use a picture hosting site?

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#1865351 - 03/20/12 01:06 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Originally Posted By: Guapo Gabacho
If you can't read or tell the difference between vertical and horizontal, how can you figure out how to use a picture hosting site?

Guapo, I think your comments are a little harsh... msheehan1 is a new member here and joined the forum to ask questions about their piano. S/he may not know the difference between a vertical and a grand, or how to post pictures.

Perhaps you could explain the difference between a vertical and a horizontal, and how to post pictures?

Rick
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#1865361 - 03/20/12 01:31 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Rick,

I can read the questions posed to the unresponsive OP and I do not think my question is harsh. I also like racoons and chew backy.

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#1865782 - 03/21/12 06:58 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: Guapo Gabacho]
msheehan1 Offline
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Guapo,

I tend to think your comments are bit out of the ordinary. People seeking help (knowledge)are generally treated much better, how else will one learn.

To the rest thanks for you help.

Mike

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#1865783 - 03/21/12 07:05 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: Guapo Gabacho]
msheehan1 Offline
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The picture is located here:

https://plus.google.com/photos/114205730202065485226/albums/5722304302727798081

Again, thanks for your help

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#1865790 - 03/21/12 07:40 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Hi Michael,

The piano in the picture is a baby grand... maybe 5 feet or less. Grands are usually sized by length from front to back; from the front of the keyboard near the center of the piano, to the farthest part of the back/tail end.

Value depends on the local used piano market, and the condition. I agree with another poster that it could be worth a couple of thousand dollars or so, depending on condition and the local market.

It's hard to put a price or worth on a used piano... you could do a search of similar Kimball baby grands for sale and see what the average asking prices are.

Good luck!

Rick
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#1865835 - 03/21/12 09:18 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: Rickster]
msheehan1 Offline
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Rick,

Thanks for all your help

Mike

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#1866010 - 03/21/12 02:34 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
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Those were pretty poor quality instruments. It is hard to say what they would be worth in a local market. Maybe $1000-1500.
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#1866167 - 03/21/12 07:56 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
msheehan1 Offline
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Guapo Gabacho
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How many people did you ignore when they tried to help you?

You must put down the Pablum, spoon feeding is for babies.
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I wanted to share this everyone, Guapo sent this to me, now everyone can tell who they are dealing with

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#1866168 - 03/21/12 07:57 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: BDB]
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Thanks BDB

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#1866186 - 03/21/12 08:23 PM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: msheehan1]
Guapo Gabacho Offline
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Originally Posted By: msheehan1
Guapo Gabacho
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How many people did you ignore when they tried to help you?

You must put down the Pablum, spoon feeding is for babies.
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I wanted to share this everyone, Guapo sent this to me, now everyone can tell who they are dealing with



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#1866436 - 03/22/12 07:09 AM Re: bluebook value of Kimball serial # D89812 [Re: Guapo Gabacho]
msheehan1 Offline
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Thanks for sending a picture of yourself

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