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#1685291 - 05/26/11 09:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: appleman]  
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Originally Posted by appleman
Originally Posted by bkw58
Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."
A Wurlitzer 200 is an electric piano, not a synth. It uses struck reeds and an electric pick-up to produce it's sound.

Think of them is the piano's version of an electric guitar.


Technically you are correct. Great analogy. But this doesn't alter the fact that it too is not the real thing.


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#1690905 - 06/05/11 11:16 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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From today's PianoMart listings. I guess some of the older Steinway concert grands were a bit on the small side.

Steinway & Sons

Model:D concert grand

Serial #:428658

Year:2010-restored

Size:4'7"

#1701268 - 06/24/11 01:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://rockford.craigslist.org/ele/2454469554.html

I found this plain funny. How does the Casanova stack up against the Clavinova?


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#1701547 - 06/24/11 10:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I had someone ask me if I know the "Moonlight Sinatra" So I played it my way.


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#1701736 - 06/25/11 08:51 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Thomas Dowell]  
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Originally Posted by Thomas Dowell
http://rockford.craigslist.org/ele/2454469554.html

I found this plain funny. How does the Casanova stack up against the Clavinova?


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Used about 10 years old!

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Whaddya get when you cross a casio with a clavinova....


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#1703708 - 06/28/11 04:12 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Here's a funny one I saw today in the Nashville Craigslist ads. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2464729796.html
For when this cl listing expires, the ad is for a Lester Low Back Spinner piano. I guess it was the for runner to the Sit and Spin.

LB


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#1703806 - 06/28/11 07:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Pianolance]  
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Originally Posted by Pianolance
I had someone ask me if I know the "Moonlight Sinatra" So I played it my way.


Nice one ha


Home piano: Yamaha P2 upright
#1705134 - 06/30/11 05:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Near the top of today's Ebay listing's is a Lester spinet with
"all three pedals and seat" for just ONE MILLION dollars.

Perhaps a attempt by the seller to get more views?

#1706483 - 07/03/11 12:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Found another gem today - this one actually looks like a sweet deal. Check it out - it's unusual in its terms of payment. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2473988008.html


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#1706497 - 07/03/11 12:39 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Pianolance]  
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Originally Posted by Pianolance
Found another gem today - this one actually looks like a sweet deal. Check it out - it's unusual in its terms of payment. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2473988008.html


Sweet ha


"You are the music while the music lasts" - T.S. Eliot
#1712008 - 07/12/11 01:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Here's a real deal:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2487115723.html

This one is still in tune, well, maybe except where the hammer is broken off, we can't be sure about that one.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2456237064.html

Better hurry, at only $2000 this one will go fast:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2488245418.html


Gary
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#1712342 - 07/12/11 11:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Wow! Some folks really think they've got gold in that there 'ol piano...

This William & Sons Chicago Upright Piano was built been 1905 and 1910. Model: Epworth Concert Brand. Selling it for $8,000.00. It is in very good codition. (sic) Please feel free to email and ask any further questions that you may have. Here's the ad so you can see this gem while it lasts!

Oooh, here's another...anyone know what size it is, really?

This is a fullsize Minature Upright Piano not a Spinet It was appraised at $7.000 Please call for price Check it out!


Collector of sheet music I can't play.
#1712646 - 07/13/11 12:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]  
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I don't get how something can be a "fullsize Miniature." crazy

Here is a recent ad from my neck of the woods which claims their spinet piano has 38 keys. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/2491364011.html






#1713090 - 07/14/11 06:34 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: AprilMae]  
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Originally Posted by AprilMae
I don't get how something can be a "fullsize Miniature." crazy

Here is a recent ad from my neck of the woods which claims their spinet piano has 38 keys. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/2491364011.html


Well, it does have 38 white keys.


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#1717569 - 07/20/11 09:01 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Her's one that includes the ivories but some don't work and everything is original!!!

http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/msg/2488920945.html


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#1721304 - 07/26/11 02:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Player Piano - $3,000
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2452798972.html

"I have a late 1800's early 1900's golden solid oak player piano for sale. I have no rolls of music, they have been lost in a long move. Beautifull piece of furniture and works just fine. My Mom has not room in her retirement home for this piano and I don't either. I would love to see somone enjoy it as much as my mother did. If you know anything about players then I would love to hear from you or, you could just buy it. So, So heavy that it is a three man show to mve it. It is on a ground floor and has wheels thank goodness for that. This piano is one of a kind. When I took the picks I did not polish it up so it is dull in the picks If interested parties only would like to see it I can show it to you at your convienence."

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I don't think the pictures help out this ad at all.






#1721327 - 07/26/11 03:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Don't you just love these highly-informative ads; no style, brand, size, age, color, or photos...

-Older Piano-

Older piano needs tuning (maybe?)
can send pics if intersted
Make offer
Can txt only 3XXXXXXXXX
or
email

Location: silver springs



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#1722417 - 07/28/11 12:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Sometimes the less said, the better. You can get more interest that way.

One time I had a hard time selling a car on the local "tradio." I gave all the info, and nobody called. So I starting giving less and less info in hopes that someone would call wanting to know more. Still no luck. Finally, I advertised it as a brand new battery with a car attached. Yep, then I was able to sell it!


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#1771592 - 10/16/11 01:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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This must be a spinet...

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/2652759045.html

antique pianto - $1000 (maryville tn)



antique pianto apraised at 1100 dollars but will take best offer if interested call donna or charles hayes @ (865)982-8607



Daniel Bussell MPT
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#1771875 - 10/16/11 10:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: meadpiano]  
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Tuning and repairing pianos since 1981 in Ranger, Tx. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roys-Piano-Service/173273022711505
#1772511 - 10/17/11 08:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#1772564 - 10/17/11 10:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Originally Posted by Eric Gloo

If it was playable I might be interested.

Is it possible to play a piano underwater? Someone must have tried. Not like this, but for real.

Kees

#1773454 - 10/19/11 10:20 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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This isn't Craigs List, but perhaps it should be...anyone have $6 Million to spend on a Steinway Grand? wink

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEINWAY-HI..._DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b5fffc81

Last edited by Grandpianoman; 10/19/11 10:23 AM. Reason: changed price to 6 mil
#1773462 - 10/19/11 10:39 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Baldwin Acrosonic - only $2400. You would think they could have at least thrown in the moving fee.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2657379302.html


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#1773557 - 10/19/11 12:52 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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You guys will like this one:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2658035520.html

Quote
Lowballer excuses and my replies:

1. "I'm tight on cash"...you shouldn't be buying pianos.

2. "I'm a starving college student"...buy ramen and throw in an egg...very filling. Buy a cheap electronic keyboard. Fits better in your Scion or Honda anyway.

3. "I'm retired and on a tight budget"...see lowballer excuse #1.

4. "$1 CASH, today"...I ONLY take cash. You can pay by credit card via paypal but you pay ALL fees and I wait for funds to clear before you take delivery. No money orders, wooden nickels, magic beans or Nigerian wire money transfers for a billion dollars and you give me and extra $50K for my "troubles". Or lotto winnings that you can't get out of the EU for whatever reason.

5. "my Homeboy said this piano is only worth $1"...your homeboy is probably as stupid as you.

6. "my Homeboy said he'll sell me this EXACT same model of piano for $1 but I'd rather buy from you for [insert lowball price but above $1]"...help your homeboy out first or else he might shoot you.

7. "would you consider renting it?"...yes. $1/per day and $1200 non refundable restocking fee.

8. "take a picture of the inside, the bottom, every single key, raise Chopin from the dead to play it, record it, put it on YouTube, get a billion hits, and I'll maybe call you."...no stop wasting my time.

9. "can you meet me halfway between Bakersfield so I can 'look' at it"...see #8.

10. "payment plan?"...yes. ONE payment installment plan. AKA "INSTANT layaway" AKA "cash and carry".


Gary
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#1774272 - 10/20/11 04:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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"Prior to my ownership it was the piano that was used in the Old South Church in Weymouth, MA and made it through the fire of 1989. Its notably burnt finish and warm tone is a great addition to any home."

#1778973 - 10/28/11 04:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/msg/2673479202.html


uptight piano

sounds nervously and hides at back of the stage
really needs to unwind, badly

#1787681 - 11/12/11 04:26 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Piano in mint condition by Baldwin. Solid Mahogany case, solid brass sound board. It has been in my family since 1930. It is in perfect condition and very well cared for. It needs tuning.



Andrew Ranger
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#1787721 - 11/12/11 05:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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And it is a spinet, perhaps the world's largest.


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These folks have ALL the bases covered:

This piano is an upright grand square in working condition and measures 49.5" tall.

Pretty case, though... http://reno.craigslist.org/atq/2677960707.html




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