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#2299073 - 07/06/14 02:21 AM I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question
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Hey everybody. It turned out I have to pick a piano, but not a new one. I need in only for next half of the year, because I'm going to move then and I can't bring it with me. So I'm looking through advertisements with pianos being in use. I watched this one (on photos), it's really cheap, but it has rusty strings.. How will it influence? I don't know, maybe it's ok if I need a piano for non long term? Please help me, guys! Thanks a lot!


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#2299079 - 07/06/14 03:27 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Have you considered renting a piano?
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#2299081 - 07/06/14 03:44 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: A Flat Minor]
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I don't think I can do it somewhere here, never heard of it. I'm from Ukraine

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#2299115 - 07/06/14 08:46 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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How much were you spending for that piano? Could you get one of the less expensive digital pianos for that same price (all in-moving etc) and then have it to take with you?
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#2299369 - 07/07/14 02:28 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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ok, they just want to get rid of it - so they give if for free. That is why it's such a big dilemma. I'm just worrying if this rusty strings will bother me much or not..

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#2299394 - 07/07/14 05:43 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Originally Posted By: Lippy_ua
ok, they just want to get rid of it - so they give if for free. That is why it's such a big dilemma. I'm just worrying if this rusty strings will bother me much or not..

Here in the US we have a saying... "never look a gift horse in the mouth". smile

Congratulations on your free piano! Rusty strings might bother you a bit, but at least you didn't pay for the rusty strings. smile

Good luck!

Rick
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#2299464 - 07/07/14 10:38 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Thanks, Rick! Today I go to watch this piano again with tuner guy. He will advice me something when he see the instrument.

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#2299466 - 07/07/14 10:44 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Having a tuner look at it is a very good decision. Free pianos can quickly turn into something you have to pay someone to remove to the landfill for you.

Hope this one works out to be a usable piano.


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#2299525 - 07/07/14 01:48 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Originally Posted By: Lippy_ua
ok, they just want to get rid of it - so they give if for free. That is why it's such a big dilemma. I'm just worrying if this rusty strings will bother me much or not..

Here in the US we have a saying... "never look a gift horse in the mouth". smile

Congratulations on your free piano! Rusty strings might bother you a bit, but at least you didn't pay for the rusty strings. smile

Good luck!

Rick



Here in the US we have a saying..."you get what you pay for". Have a technician look it over before moving it.
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#2299541 - 07/07/14 02:39 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Cohen
Here in the US we have a saying..."you get what you pay for". Have a technician look it over before moving it.

Ah come on, Steve, I thought you were a gambler? smile

We have another saying, "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas". laugh

You are right, of course; that freebee may not be worth the move. Then, again, we have a saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure"... smile

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#2299588 - 07/07/14 04:48 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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And "a fool and his money are soon parted",
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#2299592 - 07/07/14 04:58 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Cohen
And "a fool and his money are soon parted",

And that's the one that sticks in my mind the most. smile

Hey, there's a lot of collective wisdom on this forum!

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#2299619 - 07/07/14 06:51 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Cohen
And "a fool and his money are soon parted",

And that's the one that sticks in my mind the most. smile

Hey, there's a lot of collective wisdom on this forum!

Rick


Too many cooks spoils the pot. wink
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#2299631 - 07/07/14 07:28 PM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Too many cooks spoils the pot. wink

Two heads are better than one... grin

Hey, what was this thread all about? (sorry for the hijack :))

You're a good sport, Steve! smile

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#2299728 - 07/08/14 04:01 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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I don't know if you still interested in discussing the main topic laugh I'm happy you had fun though smile

So the tuner said to repair it, move it and tune it will cost like half of a new Casio Privia. So we decided with him it's more clever consider buying Privia - he said it has good mechanics if to compare with other budget models and I will be able to take it with me wherever I decide to move then (as supersport adviced too).

Thanks guys! smile

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#2299766 - 07/08/14 07:33 AM Re: I'm picking the piano being in use. Have a question [Re: Lippy_ua]
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Well, maybe one man's trash is not another man's treasure, without some work, at least. smile

Sounds like you have a plan... the Casio Privia is a pretty nice, weighted key digital; I've got a Privia 310 and I like it.

Good luck!

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