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#2062561 - 04/10/13 08:28 PM What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E?  
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Hi,

I am looking to buy a piano for my young family. I looked at and liked an 11 year old Kawai K-50E piano. It is in immaculate condition. The seller paid $5300 for it new. It looks like it has never been used. I have been advised to offer $3500. How much is it worth? Thanks.

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#2062576 - 04/10/13 08:48 PM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: ShaneRex]  
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Does never used mean never serviced? Those are good instruments, but on any private sale, a tech inspection is worth 10x the cost. Immaculate in a retail setting and it would sell for more than $3500. In a private sale, I would say that $3500 is less than half of discounted retail for new. See how the negotiation goes.


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#2063229 - 04/12/13 12:38 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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Thanks for the info. The serial # shows that the piano was made in 2000....they may have bought it in 2002 though. I would think this does not decrease the value by too much. $3900 seems to be the price so far. I am planning on having a tech look at it before I commit with any money.

#2063232 - 04/12/13 12:50 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: ShaneRex]  
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BTW...sounds like it was tuned only once.

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#2063295 - 04/12/13 05:02 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: ShaneRex]  
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The price of a used K-50E usually ranged between $3400 - $3900. You can check out local pawn shops for appraisal.


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#2063372 - 04/12/13 09:32 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: ashley john]  
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Originally Posted by ashley john
The price of a used K-50E usually ranged between $3400 - $3900. You can check out local pawn shops for appraisal.
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#2063379 - 04/12/13 09:42 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: ashley john]  
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Originally Posted by ashley john
The price of a used K-50E usually ranged between $3400 - $3900. You can check out local pawn shops for appraisal.


Really? Pawn shops? You're recommendation for an appraisal of a musical instrument is a place well known for ripping off their customers that also sells lawn mowers, "budget DVDs" and guns? I think a pawn shop would be the worst place to get a good appraisal of an instrument.

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#2063391 - 04/12/13 10:01 AM Re: What to Pay for an 11 Year Old K-50E? [Re: Steve Peterson]  
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Originally Posted by Steve Peterson
I think a pawn shop would be the worst place to get a good appraisal of an instrument.

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Excellent rant!


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