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#1900695 - 05/21/12 11:35 AM kelly blue book for pianos
rada Offline
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Registered: 09/07/06
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Are there reliable sources to find ball-park values of pianos?

thanks for your input,

rada

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#1900696 - 05/21/12 11:42 AM Re: kelly blue book for pianos [Re: rada]
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No. Too many variables + too few data points. Appraisals can be made after inspection, but a piano owner is not able to self-inspect or use such simplified variables as year, mileage, color and model.
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#1900701 - 05/21/12 11:57 AM Re: kelly blue book for pianos [Re: rada]
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What about Larry Fine's book?
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#1900723 - 05/21/12 12:58 PM Re: kelly blue book for pianos [Re: rada]
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Piano Buyer has guidance and pricing for new instruments. His older title The Piano Book has a wealth of information, but regarding used instruments, only broad, sweeping generalizations are discussed about pricing/depreciation.

The closer something is to new, the easier it is to make reasonable assumptions, but an overwhelming number of requests that we get to place a value on something are a waste of time without inspection.
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#1900724 - 05/21/12 01:02 PM Re: kelly blue book for pianos [Re: rada]
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When you say “values” do you mean replacement value, wholesale value, retail value, trade-in value, private party sale value, etc…??

If I’m looking for ball-park values for used pianos, I try to find as many of that same make and model (similar age/condition) as possible, that may be advertized for sale at the moment, and take an average of the asking price.

Also, as Sam Bennett mentioned, the current condition and age has a lot to do with values.

Of course, in the real world, something is worth what a buyer is willing to pay and a seller is willing to accept. smile

As far as BlueBook of pianos web site, I have found it helpful mostly for finding the age of pianos and maybe a little info on the company but that's about it...

Rick
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#1900759 - 05/21/12 02:09 PM Re: kelly blue book for pianos [Re: rada]
Steve Cohen Offline
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In addition to providing very good pricing information on new pianso, Larry's book, Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer addresses esitmating the value of used pianos quite well.

The OP didn't specifiy new or used.
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