Many potential piano buyers believe they can obtain good quality used pianos for little or nothing. Most often they are very misinformed. Be cautious of free or almost free pianos. There is almost always repair work that needs to be done. There is high demand for good used pianos and many pianos are for sale by private parties. Most of the time, the owner’s idea of quality and value are misinformed and much higher than practical. Before purchasing any used piano from an individual it would be wise to have the piano inspected and evaluated by a quality piano technician. If the current owner is reluctant, find another piano.
Purchasing a piano from a full service professional piano shop can be a good source for quality used pianos. Repairs are made and reconditioning is completed by expert piano technicians. The buyer will get more for their money when purchasing used pianos from a reputable piano shop. Many times warranty, delivery and even tunings are included with a piano purchase from well equipped piano specialty shops.