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#2056656 - 03/30/13 03:34 AM Yamaha U3 $2000 on craigslist?
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I just saw on my local Craigslist a really good price for a Yamaha U3. http://annarbor.craigslist.org/msg/3708888775.html

The picture shows some brown stains in the middle key area and around all the keys. I just happen to be looking into buying a decent upright as I'm moving into a new apartment soon, so this price is very tempting. The practice pedal of the U3 would be a really nice feature for me too.

I'm completely new to piano buying so are there any caveats? I'll be contacting the seller tomorrow to take a look at it.

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#2056738 - 03/30/13 09:03 AM Re: Yamaha U3 $2000 on craigslist? [Re: Allan W.]
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Go ahead and look at it, but before you commit to buying it, have a good piano technician check it out first. Do you play piano? If not, you may want to bring along someone who does play so that you can hear it and get their assessment of how it feels. Then if all checks out OK, call in a tech. There may be a reason why it's so cheap and you may have some expenses to get it in good working order after purchasing that you'll want to know about in advance.

Have you checked out any other pianos, or would this be the first one? If this is the first, don't be in a rush to buy. Get a feel for the sound and touch of various comparable instruments in your price range. Impulse buying on a piano usually doesn't turn out so great.
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#2056798 - 03/30/13 11:10 AM Re: Yamaha U3 $2000 on craigslist? [Re: Allan W.]
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Someone else got to it first, oh well.

#2056803 - 03/30/13 11:14 AM Re: Yamaha U3 $2000 on craigslist? [Re: Allan W.]
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Originally Posted By: Allan W.
Someone else got to it first, oh well.

I would have been concerned that the piano had been sitting next to an exterior door and window - particularly in your climate !! Interesting that the owner was willing to trade it for a Kayak !! grin
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#2056806 - 03/30/13 11:16 AM Re: Yamaha U3 $2000 on craigslist? [Re: Allan W.]
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Originally Posted By: Allan W
Someone else got to it first, oh well.

This is usually what happens when a real bargain comes up for sale (if indeed it was a bargain smile ). I've missed out on a few bargain pianos myself because I couldn't act fast enough. smile

Keep looking, something else that interest you will come along...

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