Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
NAMM 2018
-------------------
Forums With A View!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
129 registered members (akc42, Almaviva, accordeur, andrea monza, agraffe, 34 invisible), 927 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1483201 - 07/28/10 12:32 PM Who offers payment plans for digital pianos?  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
User8080 Offline
Junior Member
User8080  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Helping someone get a piano. I noticed a few websites like American Musical Supply and another one that offer 5 or 4 payments on the digital pianos. Are there any other ones you guys would know of?
Thanks

Last edited by User8080; 08/11/13 05:21 PM.
(ad) ROLAND

Click Here

#1483207 - 07/28/10 12:44 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: User8080]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Dave Horne Online content
6000 Post Club Member
Dave Horne  Online Content
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Vught, The Netherlands
I understand banks are places that can lend people money.

Shop around for the best price for your keyboard and go to your bank and get a loan.

If money is an issue, buy something second hand.




website | mp3 files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Roland RD 2000 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones
#1483216 - 07/28/10 12:55 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: Dave Horne]  
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
User8080 Offline
Junior Member
User8080  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
You understood right, banks are places that can lend people money. I'm not talking about borrowing money from banks.

#1483224 - 07/28/10 01:04 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: User8080]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Dave Horne Online content
6000 Post Club Member
Dave Horne  Online Content
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Vught, The Netherlands
What's the difference between borrowing money from a bank or borrowing money from a piano store?

The piano store will run a credit check and I'm guessing you'll pay more in the long run than if you had negotiated the best price from the store and then gotten a loan from your local bank.

You might get an interest free loan from the store but you won't negotiate the best price.

Again, if money's an issue, perhaps it's wiser to buy something either second hand or buy something you can afford. The piano you're looking at goes for around $2200, right?





website | mp3 files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Roland RD 2000 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1483264 - 07/28/10 02:23 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: Dave Horne]  
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,534
Gyro Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Gyro  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 4,534
The DP 990 is more of a specialty piano. People would typically
buy it for the convertible feature: it folds into a table-like structure.
Once any piano is put in place, the considerable floor space it
occupies (~5' x 2') is unusable for anything else. But with the
DP 990's convertible feature, you can have a table as well as a piano.
It was apparently originally designed for the European market,
where living space can be at a premium.

Thus, if funds are tight, this might not be the best choice. If you
just want a piano to play, then there are hundreds of models between
~$500 and $1000 that would be more than adequate for any kind
of playing. I use a budget Williams digital that I bought sight-unseen
online in 2009 for $600. It is okay for playing anything, from jazz
improv to big concertos.


#1483350 - 07/28/10 04:37 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: User8080]  
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 163
RayE Offline
Full Member
RayE  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 163
Rochester, NY, USA
Musician's friend has a credit card, and they often run specials on the card Like 1 free year no interest.


Retired Army reserve Bandsman who now plays for the Joy of Music!!
#1483374 - 07/28/10 05:03 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: RayE]  
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 28
GasGuzz Offline
Full Member
GasGuzz  Offline
Full Member

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 28
Colorado, USA
Post face value, for $2200 peruse the websites and apply online for a no-annual no-Int CC offer. Or there should be the same pre-approved already in your mailbox, they’re giving those out like there was no tomorrow.

#1483482 - 07/28/10 08:45 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: User8080]  
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,842
ChrisA Offline
3000 Post Club Member
ChrisA  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 3,842
Redondo Beach, California
Originally Posted by User8080
Looking to get something decent like Roland DP-990 or similar but dont have a lot of cash at the moment. I noticed a few websites like American Musical Supply and another one that offer 5 or 4 payments on the digital pianos. Are there any other ones you guys would know of?
Thanks


Look at something less expensive. I hate to keep pushing what I have but I think my $1,200 Yamaha has better key action then the 990 and for less money.

As for where to borrow the money. Many of the big music stores will do a zero interest loan and they don't raise the price in fact you could likely get 10% off and no interest at any Guitar Center or Sam Ash. The trick is to tell the salesman when he asks "I'd buy this today if I had the cash" If you are serious about that he will work a deal for you, you can count on that.

This assumes good credit. If not yu will have to use the visa card with turns out to be a very expensive way to borrow money.

#1483503 - 07/28/10 09:19 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: ChrisA]  
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,502
R0B Offline
1000 Post Club Member
R0B  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,502
Australia
Some stores in Australia, offer a rental scheme.
If you decide to buy the instrument after a year, the rental payments are deducted from the final price. That would give you a chance to save, and earn interest on your savings.

It may be worth looking for a similar deal in your area.


Rob
#1483504 - 07/28/10 09:21 PM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: ChrisA]  
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,789
Jeff Clef Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Jeff Clef  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,789
San Jose, CA
Sweetwater has some kind of program like this.

I've become a fan of pay-as-you-go. I'll join the others in suggesting that you either save up a little more, or buy something you can afford now (I would favor saving up and getting a better instrument). Getting a piano is not in the same category of necessity as a life-saving emergency surgery--- or even seeing the dentist for a check-up and cleaning.

In the meantime, there's a lot of research to be done so that you get what you really want and make your money go where it matters.


Clef

#1483612 - 07/29/10 03:53 AM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: Jeff Clef]  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Dave Horne Online content
6000 Post Club Member
Dave Horne  Online Content
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 6,242
Vught, The Netherlands
I think our common sense approach may have chased him off.




website | mp3 files | Yamaha AvantGrand N3 | Roland RD 2000 | Sennheiser HD 598 headphones
#1486422 - 08/02/10 07:30 AM Re: Who offers payment plans for digital pianos? [Re: Gyro]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 467
Tweedpipe Offline
Full Member
Tweedpipe  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 467
Originally Posted by Gyro
The DP 990 is more of a specialty piano. People would typically
buy it for the convertible feature: it folds into a table-like structure.
Once any piano is put in place, the considerable floor space it
occupies (~5' x 2') is unusable for anything else. But with the
DP 990's convertible feature, you can have a table as well as a piano.
It was apparently originally designed for the European market,
where living space can be at a premium.

Thus, if funds are tight, this might not be the best choice. If you
just want a piano to play, then there are hundreds of models between
~$500 and $1000 that would be more than adequate for any kind
of playing. I use a budget Williams digital that I bought sight-unseen
online in 2009 for $600. It is okay for playing anything, from jazz
improv to big concertos.


USER8080
Please note: There's some very bad advise above. Never, ever buy any keyboard sight-unseen. With the exception of a few very sad folks, it's a way of practically ensuring buyers remorse.
Don't buy something which is just 'ok', buy something that you feel you are really happy with after trying many different makes and models.
He who dares to buy sight-unseen, deserves the consequences!


Currently working on:-
C Major scale (r/h only - starting with the pinkie finger)......

Dear Noah,
We could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5.
Yours sincerely,
The Unicorns



------------------------------


Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Issue 100
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Pearl River Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
WT - not so skeptical anymore
by Gerry Johnston. 02/23/18 02:31 PM
Romantic Rant
by Palmpirate. 02/23/18 10:36 AM
Back Action
by pianoloverus. 02/23/18 09:54 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics184,407
Posts2,698,505
Members89,671
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0