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#1993855 - 12/02/12 08:27 PM used Kawai GE-30
hkginger Offline
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Registered: 08/15/11
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I noticed a dealer listed 4 year old Kawai GE-30 5'5 grand on Craiglist with picture for $9000. So 6 year factory warranty left! It is tempting, even we are leaning brand new Kawai K-6 upright from a very reliable authorized dealer which is a bit more of $9000.

I think it is risky to buy used piano, any good suggestion what I should do to approach this dealer? I think it won't hurt to take a look but it is 1 hr and 20 mins drive!!!!! I will not buy a piano without letting my daughter try it:)

Is a 4 year old Kawai means not from gray market because it is not too old?

ANy feedback is appreciated.

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#1993879 - 12/02/12 09:32 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: hkginger]
TX-Dennis Offline
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Give it a try. GE-30 is a nice little grand. Price sounds decent, too. Mine is now 5.5 years old, and I enjoy playing and hearing it. If your daughter doesn't like it you've wasted an afternoon . . . but is an afternoon spent with your daughter really wasted?


#1993888 - 12/02/12 09:46 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: TX-Dennis]
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#1993925 - 12/02/12 11:24 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: hkginger]
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hkginger, where are you located? $9K for K6 seems little high to me. I thought in that price you could get a K8 in certain region.

I had played GE-30. I loved it.

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#1993951 - 12/03/12 01:38 AM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: RX2Bunny]
hkginger Offline
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Hi RIleyBunny, in NJ, K-6 was quoted $9770 plus tax from authorized dealer. Some room of negotiation.

#1994117 - 12/03/12 12:15 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: RX2Bunny]
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Originally Posted By: RileyBunny
$9K for K6 seems little high...I thought in that price you could get a K8 in certain region.

you could have around 9 months ago. since then the new edition of LF was published and it documented price increases for the K series models. this might be reflective of dealer price increases? it's variable.
My music_website at http://www.OdysseyofaG.com

#1994286 - 12/03/12 07:07 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: monads]
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what's the "LF edition"? i haven't heard of it before and I didn't find any info online.

#1994381 - 12/03/12 11:04 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: hkginger]
KawaiDon Offline
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Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 1299
Loc: Orange County, CA
If you can get the serial number of the piano, please send it to me and I will verify the warranty status for you.

Don Mannino, MPA
Kawai America

#1994386 - 12/03/12 11:21 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: KawaiDon]
hkginger Offline
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Don, I will try to call him and get it this week. Otherewise, I will need to drive 1 1/2 hours to the warehouse:(

#1994611 - 12/04/12 12:01 PM Re: used Kawai GE-30 [Re: hkginger]
hkginger Offline
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Decision! Decision! My husband and I have decided to buy a new Kawai upright K-6 that our daughter like at the reputable dealer in NJ here this Saturday.
Thank you all for your advice and feedback.


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