So you’ve decided to buy a piano?
This could likely be the third most expensive investment you will make after a house and car.
Where to begin and who to trust?
This is the first of five blogs designed to assist you with your buying decision and hopefully ensure you won’t get caught out!
The piano industry can in many regards be likened to the car industry. You have those selling new pianos, those selling used pianos and technicians selling old reconditioned pianos. You have reputable established businesses and you have rogues.
It might sound like a real mine field but at the end of the day its actually very simple and boils down to a few very straightforward rules:
1. Remember “you get what you pay for”. This is probably even more applicable to pianos which have approximately 8000 moving parts in them that are all subject to wear and tear, temperature and humidity changes. Quality of manufacture plays a huge part but we will talk more about this later.
2. Unless you don’t mind throwing your money away choose a ‘reputable dealer’ to buy from. They will provide a ‘meaningful’ warranty and generally have been in business long enough to ride out the peaks and troughs of the piano industry. Since 2007 40% of all music businesses have closed down or been liquidated. What does this mean for your 10 year second hand piano warranty? Simple – you have none!
3. Our industry is actually very straightforward. The best operators get the best agencies and subsequently the best and most reliable pianos. They will also provide the best 'after sales service' and you know you are covered if anything goes wrong.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and if the person you are dealing with doesn’t know the answers – go somewhere else.
If you are Interested in a buying a piano that is a quality instrument from a company that has over 13O years in the industry.
CALL US TODAY - 09 524 4119.
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE IN NEW ZEALAND WITH MORE EXPERIENCE IN PIANOS THAN LEWIS EADY.
Next month Anthony will be talking about the suitability of keyboards, digital pianos and upright pianos for your children.