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#1739443 - 08/24/11 02:15 AM Adviice on buying a piano  
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Hi,

I work in a nursing home and yesterday I managed to get the manager to agree to get a piano for the home for activities to do for the residents (I can play quite well)

The thing I would be looking for is just a used upright piano nothing too expensive - about £500 - 700, is it possible to get something which isnt completely a load of rubbish for that much?


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#1739446 - 08/24/11 02:24 AM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: daoc2009]  
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Probably not. But, you should be able to get a competent digital piano for that price.

#1739477 - 08/24/11 06:03 AM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: daoc2009]  
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My advise,

Let the local shops, piano technicians, and piano teachers know what you are looking to do. Something might turn up that is servicable.

Beethoven's advice of a digital piano might be soemthing to lok into as well.

Good luck,


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#1739484 - 08/24/11 06:26 AM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: Rich Galassini]  
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Originally Posted by daoc2009
about £500 - 700, is it possible to get something which isnt completely a load of rubbish for that much?

Originally Posted by Rich Galassini

Beethoven's advice of a digital piano might be soemthing to lok into as well.


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#1739970 - 08/24/11 08:26 PM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: daoc2009]  
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Originally Posted by daoc2009
Hi,

I work in a nursing home and yesterday I managed to get the manager to agree to get a piano for the home for activities to do for the residents (I can play quite well)

The thing I would be looking for is just a used upright piano nothing too expensive - about £500 - 700, is it possible to get something which isnt completely a load of rubbish for that much?


In the USA, it is possible that someone who donates an operable piano to a nursing home can take a tax deduction. Often, with an appraisal in hand, that deduction is higher than what the piano would sell for. I would recommend you contact several dealers and let them know your circumstances. They might be able to steer a new piano customer who has a functional old piano your way and it would only cost you the transportation! Good luck.


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#1740146 - 08/25/11 01:07 AM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: master88er]  
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In the U.S., I guess it's probable if you itemize and can find a non-profit nursing home with a 501c . . . nursing home operated by a church or other religious denomination or charity, perhaps . . . but most nursing homes I've been aquainted with are of the squeeze blood out of a rock variety . . .

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#1740194 - 08/25/11 04:32 AM Re: Adviice on buying a piano [Re: daoc2009]  
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For some reason I picture this classic Baldwin 243hp Hamilton studio uprt.on an uprt.dolly parked in the corner. In search of that perfect piano in that lower pricepoint.


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