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#1585718 - 12/28/10 12:58 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]  
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Originally Posted by Silverwood Pianos


One can find a lot of over priced goods of all sorts there. I am surprised that you don’t have a craigslist or similar in OZ.


I guess we do, they just aren't that big by comparison. Craigslist is so infamous the name has entered the popular vernacular - even here in Australia. The closest thing we have would be "Gumtree", but it's really tiny and doesn't have a reputation like Craigslist. It's quite respected actually. It's mostly eBay in OZ.

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#1585727 - 12/28/10 01:11 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: ando]  
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Originally Posted by ando
Originally Posted by Silverwood Pianos


One can find a lot of over priced goods of all sorts there. I am surprised that you don’t have a craigslist or similar in OZ.


I guess we do, they just aren't that big by comparison. Craigslist is so infamous the name has entered the popular vernacular - even here in Australia. The closest thing we have would be "Gumtree", but it's really tiny and doesn't have a reputation like Craigslist. It's quite respected actually. It's mostly eBay in OZ.


Gumtree is the same as Kijiji that we have in Canada


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#1585854 - 12/28/10 04:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I found my piano on Gumtree UK.

Looked at a few, the last two being suitable. Cost more to move of course than to buy.

In a way the experience helped, I quickly learned what a really BAD piano looked, felt and sounded like. "Its got a good Iron frame" ... which it did have, it also had a nice birdcage and 250 very different notes smile

I'm delighted with the modest piano I now have.

#1614625 - 02/07/11 02:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1614654 - 02/07/11 03:26 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I don't know if anyone else will find this humorous, but I know I did... Apparently the sounds of the player piano are not quite as popular as it used to be. This family decided to put a stereo on top of their player piano. Which, by the way, you can buy on Craigslist for $500...

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http://tulsa.craigslist.org/msg/2193602687.html



#1615034 - 02/07/11 11:56 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: WhiteSoup12]  
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#1615038 - 02/07/11 11:59 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: DoelKees]  
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Is this ad for real? Hello! Sorry sarcasm kinda goes over my head sometimes!


All disclaimers apply to this post! smile
#1615088 - 02/08/11 01:29 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: optimistic]  
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Is this ad for real? Hello! Sorry sarcasm kinda goes over my head sometimes!


You'll have to respond to the person putting up the ad to get an answer to your question. smile

Kees

#1616322 - 02/09/11 06:29 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.


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#1616339 - 02/09/11 06:59 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Roy Rodgers]  
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Originally Posted by Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.


Wow. You know what the best part is about that listing? Is when they say "All that is needed is a little touch up can easily be resold for 2x the amount asking". In that case... I'll Take It!

#1618877 - 02/13/11 11:19 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: WhiteSoup12]  
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Here's an upright with a grand keyboard. But they didn't put any pictures.

http://abilene.craigslist.org/msg/2210866487.html


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#1620582 - 02/15/11 12:39 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1620584 - 02/15/11 12:41 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: meadpiano]  
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Originally Posted by meadpiano


Isn't that the brand of the piano? :P


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Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes (Prelude 1, Book 1)
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#1620832 - 02/15/11 05:13 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Sorry for OT (as not listed on craisglist but ebay)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290532070438&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Astonishing. Now a new owner for 799 USD only.

Ran in the minimum two rounds in ebay.com. A Steinway Square, falsely set on the timeline as it is never a serial no. 3113 but probably an 31130 or 31131 or.. or 31139, last figure omitted by error. So built in 1875. Of the first series of the very last version of Steinway squares, full compass w. 88 keys.

There were squares w. 82 keys CC to a4(?), 1853 to any around 1860, then 85 keys, AAA to a4 (?), built 1860 to 1875, and starting 1875 the last versions w. 88 full keys, AAA to c5(?). This item belonging to the last series, built from 1875 to 1889.

So one of the first examples of the last series. Playable, with some minor work to the outer carved wood. Sold by auction at an extremely low price. I was very much thinking about it - but Ovid, New York - finger lakes, half way from NYC to the Niagara falls.. In the mddle of Nowhere.. Nice nature, assumed.. But such transportation needs organisation, and Costs to get it to Germany probably additional 2.000 USD...

Pheew.

Congrats to the new owner.


Pls excuse any bad english.

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#1621210 - 02/16/11 08:40 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BerndAB]  
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I saw an advert on a Canadian Craigslist
that stated; For sale, a " uptight " piano.
Had to chuckle.
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#1621301 - 02/16/11 12:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1621309 - 02/16/11 12:50 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Interesting date, as well.


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#1621422 - 02/16/11 03:00 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
Interesting date, as well.
The ad poster just lowered the price by $997,000.

#1621432 - 02/16/11 03:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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They should lower the date by about 50 or 60 years, too.


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#1621516 - 02/16/11 05:25 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I'm sure this is humidity controlled and just needs a tuning...
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/zip/2213109530.html


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#1621597 - 02/16/11 07:12 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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The only thing preventing me from owning a Steinway & Sons produced piano, is Steinway & Sons Customer Service. They should work on that.

Fortunately the piano I want the most is sold by Steinway & Sons!
Unfortunately the piano I want the most is only sold by Steinway & Sons.
#1621599 - 02/16/11 07:14 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I could sell you one for $1995.00. (Plus tax, of course.)


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#1621654 - 02/16/11 09:02 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
I could sell you one for $1995.00. tax, of course.)

Don't use tax (tacks) it makes the piano sound all honky tonky smile


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#1621679 - 02/16/11 10:14 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: bbuckis]  
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Originally Posted by bbuckis


Except that the plate is not from a grand piano, but a vertical. I know, minor detail...:)


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#1621736 - 02/16/11 11:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Loren D]  
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Its not a plate. Its a brass soundboard:)


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Originally Posted by Dan Casdorph
Its not a plate. Its a brass soundboard:)


Ah! My bad. smile


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#1622004 - 02/17/11 10:54 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Funny…I just had a call last week; some guy looking for a grand piano plate to hang in his music studio….didn’t ask why though….you just never know what is going to sell in the marketplace……


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#1622125 - 02/17/11 02:26 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html


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#1622297 - 02/17/11 05:38 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Originally Posted by Eric Gloo
It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html



"Full 88 keys". But only 76 on the picture.

Kees

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Here is what happens when the Mezzo Thermonucleator Stabilization gets out of control, the keyboard is crowned for life!

http://williamsport.craigslist.org/msg/2214795557.html


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