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#2041697 - 03/02/13 03:24 AM Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today.....
newinstru? Offline
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Registered: 03/28/12
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Loc: SoCal
I would not have been surprised to see a .....

Yamaha....or a Vienna.....or a digital piano of some sort.......I'm not putting any of these in the same category, I've just seen these there before.......

What I didn't expect to see were a few Kawai uprights...
....and a 5'4" Mason and Hamlin!

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#2041704 - 03/02/13 04:10 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: newinstru?]
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which Costco? and what vendor was it?

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#2041715 - 03/02/13 05:08 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: newinstru?]
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Cool!

Are they viewable online?

Doesn't seem like this is that unusual of an occurrence....

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthrea...ite_id/1#import


Edited by theJourney (03/02/13 05:09 AM)

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#2041788 - 03/02/13 10:01 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: newinstru?]
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I would imagine that CostCo has a lot of traffic with customers coming in and out of the stores. I can see where some piano dealers see this as an opportunity to display some of their pianos in hopes of generating a few sales... impulse buying can be a strong force.

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#2041793 - 03/02/13 10:08 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: newinstru?]
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At Costco Marina Del Rey last week they only had low end Yamahas. The nicest one was a GC1m, no C or CX. T118 but no U series on the floor but could sell me one out of the book for $8995. The guy watching the stock didn't want to say who he was with after I asked if he was with Yamaha or from a local store. He said, "We're independent" and changed the subject.

Kurt


Edited by KurtZ (03/02/13 10:51 AM)
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#2041800 - 03/02/13 10:38 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: Gatsbee13]
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Originally Posted By: Gatsbee13
which Costco? and what vendor was it?


Temecula, and I didn't even think to look for a vendor. Maybe if I had been in the market for either one.....

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#2041812 - 03/02/13 11:14 AM Re: Guess what piano they had at my SoCal Costco today..... [Re: newinstru?]
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Registered: 01/06/13
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Wow... I've never seen an acoustic piano at our Cincinnati Costco. Great chocolate chip cookies, though!
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