If I have a problem with your company it only comes from the fact that I support B&M dealerships and that model.[/b]
Well I do appreciate the fact you are honest in your agenda. I have no problem with you supporting B&M dealers, and the business model that comes along with it. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have a differing oppinion though.
Your post read:
"You can buy a similar model new for the same." It sounded like an offer to me.[/b] Nope just a fact. Of course we are one source, and appreciate you pointing that out.
Turandot's example came after your post. It was for a 2001 used piano. That does seem to be tasty for the money, but irrelevant to this issue.[/b] Not really because eBay is only one of the many sources that a person could buy a similar model for less, and yes even sometimes new. Why wouldn't someone choose a Korean built model over the Indonesian model in this example, especially since the Korean built piano is nearly a thousand dollars cheaper?
As usual you choose to ignor my specifics i.e.
"What similar model can the poster by new for $3800? Where?"[/b] Well if I answered that I would be doing the very thing you were trying to accuse me of? :rolleyes: Why do you accuse me of doing something I am very careful not to do, and then ask me a question that could only be answered by engaging in the very activity you first accused me of? Let me answer your question this way. A person could buy a similar model for $3800.00 from anyone that has some for sell and willing to. These people could be found locally maybe, on eBay, on Craigs List, and online. If a person wanted to find this deal online with this particular maker, I'm sure they could.
Again you said:
"Secondly, I think it is a little inconsistent to say the very least that you are willing to give the brand here in question a pass, in light of some of your recent remarks made here."
Which remarks did I make that are inconsisten in your opinion?
I believe on other threads of recent you basically said not to buy any piano that did not have the name of the factory on the fallboard. Then you went on to recommend a Knabe else where. You have then posted in numerous threads disparaging remarks about the Suzuki pianos, and then on this thread you give a pass to an Indonesian made piano of very similar quality. I have played, sold, and had numerous experience with both the Indonesian made Samick pianos, and the Chinese made Suzuki pianos. They are both excellent entry level pianos. They both cost about the same. They both are of very similar quality. Any
FAIR MINDED[/b] person that has had experience with both would probably conclude that. So the question is why do you defame one, while giving a pass to the other? Why do you recommend a stencil by Samick (Knabe), and defame another stencil (Suzuki)? I think it is a little inconsistent, and I believe the only real answer is that one is sold online at a deep discount, and one is sold through traditional brick and mortar dealers.
You also said:
"Lastly, since you brought it up. I do believe if a person can spend $4500.00 and get a new in the box Korean built baby grand piano with 12 year warranty,..."
Sounds like another offer Terry.
Where can they get this? What brand?
Don't take me to task if you cannot defend your own remarks.[/b]
Nope, just a fact. Again you can check multiple sources and find Korean made 5' baby grands made by Samick for $4500.00. I would offer you to look at my site, but then that would come across as making you an offer?
We all get it. You are a businessman. You are a promoter. I don't fault you for that.
In this instance it appeard to me you were attempting to prey on a newbie with a need.
Intersting term you use, "prey". How is it preying on someone by telling them to keep shopping becuase they can find a better price? How is it preying on someone when you tell them you can buy new, and better for not much more? How is it preying on someone to give them alternatives without defaming another brand?
I think it is preying on someone when you don't reveal who you are so that you can hide any agenda your advice might have. I think it is preying on someone to tell them to pay more for something than they should have to because it fits an idealog. I think it is preying on someone when you are willing to defame other brands, dealers, and suppliers for the express purpose of justifying a higher price.
I hope my answers were specific engough, any more and I would be making an offer. :p