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#2138142 - 08/24/13 08:22 AM Possible bargains?  
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With the dropping of Vogel and May Berlin, wonder if there might be some possible bargains out on Schimmel dealer's floors?

Anybody know of any orphans out there?


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#2138154 - 08/24/13 09:08 AM Re: Possible bargains? [Re: Jolly]  
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There is a Vogel grand at Cunningham Piano Company, at least there was a couple of weeks ago. It's a very nice piano. No idea what the price is. I don't think that piano prices drop when a brand is discontinued, especially if the manufacturer is still very healthy, though. Why should they? It's certainly not the same as a dealership or manufacturer going out of business. And it's the same piano as it was before the line changed.

#2138198 - 08/24/13 10:30 AM Re: Possible bargains? [Re: Jolly]  
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IME, prices do drop.

Even if the company is producing the same piano under a different name, I believe it's harder to sales pitch an orphan.


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#2138305 - 08/24/13 01:14 PM Re: Possible bargains? [Re: Jolly]  
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I have to believe that prices will drop on anything that is discontinued -- brand or model, unless its one of the rare products where it becomes a collector's item. I remember seeing a couple of people mention recently that they purchased Kawai RXs, including an RX-5, at amazing prices after the line was discontinued.

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#2138743 - 08/25/13 12:12 PM Re: Possible bargains? [Re: Jolly]  
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#2138830 - 08/25/13 03:01 PM Re: Possible bargains? [Re: Jolly]  
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I'd love to have one of those orphans!


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