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#1999003 - 12/13/12 02:51 PM FINALLY decided! Kawai CA65
New NewB Offline
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Registered: 12/05/12
Posts: 18
I started off considering a Casio PX850 at $1000, then through a long process ended up at the $3000 limit. This forum helped me whittle through choices and options and encouraged me to check out the CA65 in person. Essentially you all did some fancy on-line upselling… The Kawai dealer owes you a thank you! LOL!

Well, I almost ordered the Kawai CA65 w/o seeing it anyway but I’m glad I went because the salesman at that store was great. He didn't hover over me. He let me do my thing… as opposed to showing off the piano for me, he let me play it and allowed the piano to sell itself. I loved the Kawai CA65 so much I decided to get it.

Here’s where the benefit of going to the store became significant: His sale price of $3200 (+ tax) wasn't quite right, and I asked if there was any more "wiggle room". I explained that I've been saving into a specific savings acct my wife didn't know about and had $3100, and nothing else. I just didn’t. (It was true)

We settled on $3070 out the door (which makes me wonder what the mark-up is). I told him I almost just ordered over the phone, and he said he couldn’t have come down in price without me coming to the store, and I believe him. He said that Kawai prevents him from wheeling and dealing like that over the phone, but I think our rapport helped too.

I don’t actually have it yet, so this is premature. He had to order one, it's coming in next week. I'll get it next weekend, and my wife and son will be really excited about what "Santa" is bringing them. This is the most expensive X-mas gift in my family's history, but one to be enjoyed for many, many… many, many years. Our 9-yr old son is interested in learning to play, and there is a lot of benefit that piano (any instrument) can offer a young, impressionable mind. I hope he comes to enjoy the piano and music as much as I do.

And, with any luck the new piano will distract him from not having an X-box or Wii…

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#1999010 - 12/13/12 03:06 PM Re: FINALLY decided! Kawai CA65 [Re: New NewB]
4g63mr Offline
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Registered: 12/07/12
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Im jealous. I love the Kawai CA series.

Give us a full review when you get it in home.

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#1999083 - 12/13/12 05:41 PM Re: FINALLY decided! Kawai CA65 [Re: New NewB]
Acca Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
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Originally Posted By: New NewB

And, with any luck the new piano will distract him from not having an X-box or Wii…


While his peers are learning how to push buttons on Guitar Hero, he will be learning how to play a real instrument, so I consider that a huge advantage! thumb

The new Kawai keyboard really is nice, congrats on the purchase!


Edited by Acca (12/13/12 05:41 PM)

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#1999166 - 12/13/12 09:59 PM Re: FINALLY decided! Kawai CA65 [Re: New NewB]
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Registered: 11/29/12
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Congratulations on your new CA65. It's a very good piano. I envy you now.

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