There is no single "fair" or "right" price that can be applied to every purchase. The only fair price is that which the buyer and seller agree on. It's understandable that you would like to pay as little as possible, but remember that piano shopping is not just about chasing the lowest price. Be sure you are getting the instrument that best suits your needs and preferences, and that the dealer is committed to providing the appropriate level of pre- and post-sale service.
For more information about shopping for a new piano and how to save money, please see pages 60–75 in The Piano Book, Fourth Edition.
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|AV108||43||Continental Polished Ebony||5,000||3,690|
|AV108||43||Continental Polished Cherry/Mahogany||5,075||3,750|
|AV110||43||Classic Polished Ebony||5,500||4,090|
|AV110||43||Classic Polished Cherry/Mahogany||5,575||4,150|
|AV110||43||American Country Oak/Sable Brown Mahogany||6,300||4,690|
|AV110||43||French Provincial Cherry/Country French Oak||6,425||4,790|
|AV118||46||Institutional Polished Ebony||6,576||4,890|
|AV118||46||Institutional Satin Walnut||6,635||5,190|
|AV132||52||Classic Polished Ebony||7,750||5,990 |
|With Round or Curved Legs, add||1,000|
|Satin Ebony/Mahogany/Cherry, add||800 |
|U-500||50||Santa Fe Oiled Oak||18,580||17,580|
|U-500||50||Lacquer Walnut||18,180||17,180 |
*See pricing explanation on page 199.