One of the most popular ways to sell a piano is to use an online marketplace. eBay is the most popular place to sell a piano online. A simple search on any of these platforms will show you tons of pianos of all shapes, sizes, and price ranges.
If you’re looking to buy a new piano, you’ll want to make sure that the piano you are looking at is in good condition. If it’s not, it may not be worth your time or money.
How do I get rid of an old upright piano?
Check to see if your local trash or junk removal service, charities, and recycling facility accepts pianos or offers piano disposal service. You can schedule a pickup time with the piano moving company. To get the piano to the curb, you have to clear a path.
How do I find the value of a used piano?
We suggest setting your initial asking price about 10–15% higher than the FMV, and accept any offer within 15–20% of the FMV. While you still get fair market value for the piano, you should make the buyer feel like they have won.
If you are not sure how much to ask for a piano, you can always ask a friend or family member to help you out. They will be able to give you an idea of what they think the price should be.
Do pianos lose their value?
Pianos typically depreciate to 78% of their value in the first year alone. After 20 years, you can see that it continues to decline, reaching 40% of its original value. The pianos will depreciate by 10% per year after the first couple of years.
If you buy it at $50, the value will drop to $40, but you will still own the piano at the end of the 20-year period. This is why it is so important to sell your piano as soon as possible, before the price drops below the cost of production.
Is there a market for old upright pianos?
So, if you’re looking to buy a used piano, don’t be afraid to ask around. If you can’t find a good deal, you may be able to get a better one for less than what you paid for it.
How can I tell how old my piano is?
Many pianos will have a 4, 5 or 6 digit serial number to identify the age of the piano. The age of the piano can sometimes be determined using this number and the manufacturer.