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#2138486 - 08/24/13 08:45 PM NEED HELP!!!! Buy Boston 178 piano.
Jadeg Offline
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Registered: 08/24/13
Posts: 6
Hi,

I really need help for buy boston 178. The dealer said there are no discount for new one. But there is one which used only in this year festival/concert. And they ask for $25000? I have limited knowledge about the piano price. Could anybody tell me how much is the reasonable price for it?

Thanks a lot for any advice.

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#2138512 - 08/24/13 09:33 PM Re: NEED HELP!!!! Buy Boston 178 piano. [Re: Jadeg]
Jonathan Alford Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 358
Loc: Colorado
Decide how much the piano is worth to you - then make that offer. Walk away if they say no.


Edited by Jonathan Alford (08/24/13 09:33 PM)
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#2138524 - 08/24/13 09:49 PM Re: NEED HELP!!!! Buy Boston 178 piano. [Re: Jadeg]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Steinway, Boston, and Essex are usually not discounted like other brands. It's just how it is. If the dealership is not owned by S&S, and is a franchise dealership, there may be more wiggle room.

The current price for a Boston GP-178 PE in Ebony finish is $29,600. If the other instrument, the one loaned to the festival is being sold as "first owner" and comes with the full Steinway factory warranty, it would be a very good price.
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#2138553 - 08/24/13 11:55 PM Re: NEED HELP!!!! Buy Boston 178 piano. [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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If it were me, I'd offer $22,500, with checkbook in hand, and settle for $24,000. And that would include an adjustable bench.
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