Depending on the type of piano salesman you're referring to . There are many piano teachers who are undercover piano salesmen.
Donâ€™t forget the piano techs and moversâ€¦. most of them have their hand in the pot too, so to speak.
In my view, there is money to be made in the acoustic piano business. However, I would imagine it could be a really tough business though, with lots of competition.
Here is a scenario for the piano salespeople, or anyone who wants to respondâ€¦. suppose a private seller had a nice piano they wanted to sell for a little more than they paid for it due to market conditions for a certain make and model. And, suppose a potential buyer specifically asks how much the seller paid for the piano. Is this an inappropriate question by the prospective buyer? Do you divulge the information to the potential buyer and be completely honest with them, or do you tell the perspective buyer that you think their question is inappropriate and irrelevant to the sale of the piano in question and youâ€™d rather not divulge the original purchase price? I doubt very seriously if a piano dealer would tell a potential buyer how much they paid for a piano they have for sell. But I guess the rules may be different for private sellers.
Just curious as to your responses.