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#2558832 - Today at 10:23 AM Hows this deal?
Bolster Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/16
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My friend is gonna deal on a dgx 630.. I myself have a piano and he is into it as well..

The dgx 630 is 300 dollars,with a semi broken lcd screen.. Thats all the defect it has.. Otherwise its all perfect

Its about 4 years old .

Here in singapore at least,we cant rly find other pianos at 300,but at 500 we find used ones that arent defective.. Closest i can find is smt like a ydp 121 for 300?

A korg sp170dx for 600,same for px320 and cdp100-120 for 400-500

Px100-120 from 450-500..

No p85 sadly..

He just need nice keys and a decent sound.. Tbh he really just care about keys like alot haha

So what should we do.. Should we go for it? Hammer the decision or wait on abit? He can wait on like 2 months till he save up for smt around the 400-600 range.. But he is self learning from 0


If we can have more info on why we should choose this piano or that piano,itll be good,will help alot on my friends decision making.. But to use simple english im just gonna say he wants to play acoustic in the future at a professional/semi pro level?


Edited by Bolster (Today at 10:25 AM)

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#2558834 - Today at 10:31 AM Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Bolster]
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Well, if you're going to buy something that is defective, and that same money can go toward something similar that is not defective, definitely go with what's actually working. Who knows how poorly the instrument was treated?

The ydp-121 is actually a good deal if it's not broken at all. It's old, but Yamahas are reliable. That would be wroth checking out, and if you can play it for your friend since he's not a pianist yet, you can give feedback on what feels the best.

I'd also check out the PX-320, but not the PX-100 or 120 at that price. Those should be around 300, IMO. Of course, you could go check them out and offer 300 cash on the spot and see if they'll take it. The Korg I wouldn't really bother with. I own one, but I paid $50USD IIRC.
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#2558849 - Today at 11:38 AM Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Morodiene]
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By checking the dgx 630 on site will it do?

Any vids/guides on checking it haha.. Itll be helpful

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#2558852 - Today at 12:04 PM Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Morodiene]
Bolster Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/16
Posts: 13
Originally Posted By Morodiene
Well, if you're going to buy something that is defective, and that same money can go toward something similar that is not defective, definitely go with what's actually working. Who knows how poorly the instrument was treated?

The ydp-121 is actually a good deal if it's not broken at all. It's old, but Yamahas are reliable. That would be wroth checking out, and if you can play it for your friend since he's not a pianist yet, you can give feedback on what feels the best.

I'd also check out the PX-320, but not the PX-100 or 120 at that price. Those should be around 300, IMO. Of course, you could go check them out and offer 300 cash on the spot and see if they'll take it. The Korg I wouldn't really bother with. I own one, but I paid $50USD IIRC.


A wild korg sp200 appeared too for like 250

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#2558855 - Today at 12:14 PM Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Bolster]
Morodiene Online   content
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Originally Posted By Bolster
Originally Posted By Morodiene
Well, if you're going to buy something that is defective, and that same money can go toward something similar that is not defective, definitely go with what's actually working. Who knows how poorly the instrument was treated?

The ydp-121 is actually a good deal if it's not broken at all. It's old, but Yamahas are reliable. That would be wroth checking out, and if you can play it for your friend since he's not a pianist yet, you can give feedback on what feels the best.

I'd also check out the PX-320, but not the PX-100 or 120 at that price. Those should be around 300, IMO. Of course, you could go check them out and offer 300 cash on the spot and see if they'll take it. The Korg I wouldn't really bother with. I own one, but I paid $50USD IIRC.


A wild korg sp200 appeared too for like 250


It's just not that great of a brand for DPs, especially the older models. Perhaps newer ones have improved, but if your friend is spending the money, he'll need something that is known to be good. Thus why I don't recommend getting the defective DGX either.
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#2558863 - Today at 01:23 PM Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Morodiene]
Bolster Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/16
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Originally Posted By Morodiene
Originally Posted By Bolster
Originally Posted By Morodiene
Well, if you're going to buy something that is defective, and that same money can go toward something similar that is not defective, definitely go with what's actually working. Who knows how poorly the instrument was treated?

The ydp-121 is actually a good deal if it's not broken at all. It's old, but Yamahas are reliable. That would be wroth checking out, and if you can play it for your friend since he's not a pianist yet, you can give feedback on what feels the best.

I'd also check out the PX-320, but not the PX-100 or 120 at that price. Those should be around 300, IMO. Of course, you could go check them out and offer 300 cash on the spot and see if they'll take it. The Korg I wouldn't really bother with. I own one, but I paid $50USD IIRC.


A wild korg sp200 appeared too for like 250


It's just not that great of a brand for DPs, especially the older models. Perhaps newer ones have improved, but if your friend is spending the money, he'll need something that is known to be good. Thus why I don't recommend getting the defective DGX either.


Well am hoping to hear from the ydp dude soon.. But no reply for awhile.. Sadly

Btw,which digital pianos generally have the best key action for the budget range?



Edited by Bolster (Today at 01:23 PM)

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#2558865 - 56 minutes 7 seconds ago Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Bolster]
Tim P Online   blank
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Registered: 12/20/15
Posts: 151
I want to chime in with something. When buying any musical instrument with the intention to play and learn it, remember it's something you will be spending quite a bit of time using, probably daily, but at least for a number of hours a week, and hopefully over a number of years. With that in mind I think choosing the right one and best you can afford makes more sense than trying to find the best deal.

Edit: I do understand sometimes you need to make due with a very limited budget and work with what you find (I certainly had to when I was younger), however.



Edited by Tim P (53 minutes 32 seconds ago)

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#2558870 - 3 minutes 42 seconds ago Re: Hows this deal? [Re: Bolster]
Morodiene Online   content
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Originally Posted By Bolster
Originally Posted By Morodiene
Originally Posted By Bolster
Originally Posted By Morodiene
Well, if you're going to buy something that is defective, and that same money can go toward something similar that is not defective, definitely go with what's actually working. Who knows how poorly the instrument was treated?

The ydp-121 is actually a good deal if it's not broken at all. It's old, but Yamahas are reliable. That would be wroth checking out, and if you can play it for your friend since he's not a pianist yet, you can give feedback on what feels the best.

I'd also check out the PX-320, but not the PX-100 or 120 at that price. Those should be around 300, IMO. Of course, you could go check them out and offer 300 cash on the spot and see if they'll take it. The Korg I wouldn't really bother with. I own one, but I paid $50USD IIRC.


A wild korg sp200 appeared too for like 250


It's just not that great of a brand for DPs, especially the older models. Perhaps newer ones have improved, but if your friend is spending the money, he'll need something that is known to be good. Thus why I don't recommend getting the defective DGX either.


Well am hoping to hear from the ydp dude soon.. But no reply for awhile.. Sadly

Btw,which digital pianos generally have the best key action for the budget range?



I live in the US, so what goes for 300 in your area is very different than here. Basically, if you stick with Casio, Yamaha, Kawai, and Roland, chances are you'll get a very good product all else being equal (price and condition).

Having said that, Casios tend to be the best bet in the sub-$1k range. I recommended the PX-320 because the PX-100 and -120 are both the base models, whereas the 320 has more features. So for the same price, it makes sense to go with the higher-end DP. I wouldn't even consider the -100 except as a last resort, since the action isn't as good as the x20 models. The -x00 models were first introduced in 2004 I believe, whereas the x20 models were in 2008. So go with the higher number smile
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