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#2085075 - 05/19/13 06:32 AM Bechstein Upright A1
Loo-Meng Offline
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Registered: 03/24/13
Posts: 5
Hi Piano Buffs
I was auditing pianos in the US and I tried a new C.Bechstein upright which was fantastic but was out of my price range. I have been hankering for one so I did not end up buying a piano.

I started a job in Australia and tried a Bechstein A1 upright which is around my price range. The dealer wants 21K USD after much haggling .The piano is great better than most grands I tried here in Australia ( in my price range)and I am wondering if I can get it cheaper in the US . I have a relocation door to door consignment which means my shpping is paid for. Will the journey in a container impact the piano ?

Does anyone know approximately how much a new Bechstein A1 goes for? I just need a sense if they have been marked up too much in Australia.

I really like the piano...

Thanks All

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#2085355 - 05/19/13 06:15 PM Re: Bechstein Upright A1 [Re: Loo-Meng]
albynism Offline
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Registered: 03/29/10
Posts: 325
I find most of the high end European brand are marked up WAY too much in Australia. Though the Kawais and Yamahas are comparable in prices if you know where to shop.

Lets see. The recommended maximum price for that bechstein is around 21k so I say you can get it cheaper in the US.

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#2085365 - 05/19/13 06:44 PM Re: Bechstein Upright A1 [Re: Loo-Meng]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Loc: Rochester MN
Prices from the Spring 2013 "A&D Piano Buyer" by Larry Fine for pianos purchased in the US market.

Bechstein A112 - 44" - $18,100
Bechstein A3 - 45.5" - $18,700

C. Bechstein M116 - 45.5" - $22,800
C. Bechstein M116K - 45.5" - $23,400

For further information you might check out this link to the free online version.

http://www.pianobuyer.com/

Hope that helps.
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#2085913 - 05/20/13 05:20 PM Re: Bechstein Upright A1 [Re: Loo-Meng]
Steven Y. A. Offline
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Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 292
Loc: Toronto
I was close buying a bechstein A1 around 15k usd near New York .
But you have to figure out the import tax..
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