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Dear forum members and possibly Kawai employees,

I want to buy the Kawai MP6, but I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and neither Long Mcquade nor Tom Lee (the 2 major music stores here) carry Kawai products. However, I see there is a recent thread (a month ago) from a fellow user who ordered MP10 from Long Mcquade in Ontario. So...I guess the LM in Ontario carries Kawai products?

I already have a financing account with Long Mcquade, and I would very much like to use that account to finance my purchase. Beside, if I can order from LM locally, that will save me a lot of shipping and taxes. I might have to pay an extra $500 if I order from the U.S. frown

It seems like the only way to get it, is to have the Vancouver manager to make a special order through the Ontario store, and have the MP6 shipped to the Vancouver store from Ontario. I've spoke with the local digital piano department salesman at Long Mcquade already, and he's literally useless.

I've noticed Kawai James seems to have a lot of sources and connection, and I may need some insider help to get this purchase processed.

If any of you also have some solutions to offer for my situation, please definitely let me know, and all of your time & attention is sincerely appreciated.

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I got mine from KraftMusic and shipped it to Point Roberts and picked it up there. $1500 USD + $10 storage fee + 12% HST at the border. if you can get 15% off at musician's friends and have it shipped to Point Roberts it probably works out to be even cheaper.

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You may want to carefully read this two threads:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubb...ew/1/I need some suggestion, please.html

http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1712956/1.html

It appears lots of guys in Canada are looking for Kawais these days smile

Rafa.

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JCShowtime, welcome to the forum.

I'm afraid I don't have any special connections with dealers in Canada, however if you would like to send me a PM, I can place you in touch with a colleague at Kawai America who should be able to assist you further.

Best of luck with your search.

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There is a piano dealer/restorer/tech in Victoria that may be able to help you.

http://pianohq.com/barkmans-music-centre

I've known him for ten years, and am aware that he has access to several lines of DPs (even though he does not handle DPs in his store - he was a Technics dealer until Technics discontinued DPs).

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Thank you everyone, for your kind and informative details smile

I will be trying everyone's suggestion in the next few days, and hopefully I can get something working. On a side note, I've also ordered stuff to Point Roberts before. Kind of lucky for Vancourites to have that town there laugh

By the way James, your inbox is full and I cannot PM you, hehe.

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JCShowtime, ah, sorry about that. I removed some older messages to free-up space - please give it another try.

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Hi JcShowtime,

Lowen Piano House is the local offical dealer of Kawai.http://www.lowenpianohouse.com/

And I would very like to know how will you purchase your DP.

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Try Carillon Music. I think they have Kawai's digital lines.

7050 King George Boulevard
Surrey, BC
Phone: (604) 591.1161


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Sorry for the long absence, but here is an update.

I couldn't find any local dealers with MP6 at a good price. (They either have it, but is overpriced, or they just can't order it) Ordering from the states seemed like my best choice, but then I wouldn't be able to finance it, and the shipping, driving, and taxes will still make me end up paying more than I should.

In the end, I decided to settle for another brand. After researching and trying out a lot of keyboards, I decided to buy the Roland FP-7F with financing. I'm looking at about $200 a month. It's true that with interest I'm also paying more than I should, but at least now I can afford it and I can resume my piano career very soon.

Thanks again for all the useful and friendly inputs, and I look forward to discuss more topics with everyone in the future.

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Congrats and enjoy! I'm surprised you had such a hard time before. It's too bad your dealer didn't have the same promotion we have here in the States on Roland, though. Many people can qualify for 6 or even 12 months same-as-cash through a deal with GE Money.


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Thanks! Yeah, Vancouver is not the best place to shop. Another incentive for me to move to the states if I get hired by an American company in the future lol~


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