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2005 Disklavier price of 11k??? #156908
03/08/06 12:22 PM
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Hi all,
Just as soon as I put a deposit on a Boston, the Yamaha seller went way down on his price. A 2004 DGC1A for $11,500! I just read a posting where someone paid $25k for a one year newer one.

The Boston is a 2000 with a QRS 2000CD+ for $9,900. The Boston is more in line with my budget but I just had to let you all know just in case anyone was looking for Yamaha Disklavier in showroom condition. I hope I didn't make the wrong choice! No, it's okay, I'm alright now. smile


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Re: 2005 Disklavier price of 11k??? #156909
03/08/06 04:29 PM
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I would question the dealer as to HOW in the WORLD they got the price down to $11500 for you. PLease ask them and hope for an honest response.

Unless, maybe this dealer wants to take a big loss on the piano.


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Re: 2005 Disklavier price of 11k??? #156910
03/08/06 08:05 PM
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I had been under the impression that these were a fairly "in demand" piano, making a dealer who's willing to drop price so drastically somewhat suspect to me. I'd also run the serial number by Yamaha to verify its age, and the "other" potential concern. Maybe one of the Yamaha dealers that read this forum could give us some insights as to what could be happening here. I hate sounding so suspect, but Yamaha's have a good reputation, and consequently their dealers are a little less known for "low-balling" If all checked out though, this sounds like an unusually good value.

This would also be a good time to verify 2 things on the Boston with the QRS.
1)Check with QRS on the cost to upgrade to the
new Petine front end. I think it's a huge
leap ahead of the 2000CD. It's also worth
noting that the Petine unit is needed to play
the new "SyncAlong" series of music.
(original artists CD's that then play in sync
w/the piano via MIDI files on a flash card)
2)Check to see if a pedal solenoid is included
on this unit, or if it is using "magic pedal"
I always recommend uprgrading to a real pedal
solenoid, although some folks I know like the
magic pedal just fine.

The reason I recommend checking these things out is by the time you do these upgrades, the cost could bring the final price of the Boston w/QRS to be a lot closer to the Yamaha, which may give you (or someone else near by looking for a Disklavier) something to think about.

Let us know what you find!


Rich Lindahl
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Re: 2005 Disklavier price of 11k??? #156911
03/09/06 04:34 AM
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The Yamaha is for sale by an individual. I have had a tech out to see it already and it is truly in like new condition. There was a question on downbearing but I don't think it is an issue.

The gentleman was asking $14,500 but dropped it to $11,500 after a couple of weeks. I didn't know that he would drop his price so low and in the meantime purchased the Boston. I thought that $14,500 was a good price. My husband's friend, who is a Yamaha dealer, said it was below his cost.

The seller is selling his place and downsizing. He is a very nice man and I would love to see him sell this piano. It is in Cincinnati.

CT, The Boston will end up being about the same price. When I bought it the delta was $3,600 without upgrading. I think that the Disklavier is a great product but I went with the Boston based on the piano itself. I hope all will be as I am hoping for in the end. I will definitely upgrade to the Petine and PNOscan when they are up and working well together. Thanks!!


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Re: 2005 Disklavier price of 11k??? #156912
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Hard to argue with picking a player piano based on the actual piano. smile


Rich Lindahl
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