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what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
#2353918 11/23/14 02:11 PM
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is $14000 the best you can negotiate with?

Re: what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
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Your question is pointless, because you don't provide any useful information:

-finish?
-tax?
-do you care about dealer prep, or is it from a crate?
-delivery details? (how many miles, stairs, etc.)
-your location, because prices often vary by location?
-adjustable bench (name brand or generic), or non-adjustable?
-in home tuning included? (store technician or tech of your choice?)


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Re: what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
zhengy4 #2353944 11/23/14 03:55 PM
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I think it's safe to assume

Ferrari red
Tax 15%
Full action reweight to 35g on A0
44th floor no elevator
Antarctica
Original Eames piano bench
10 free tunings

Or

Polished black
Before tax
Minimal prep
Ranch style house with maybe 3 steps to the porch
Probably California, New Jersey or Texas.
The bench it comes with
One free tuning


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"Best price" is something you negotiate with your dealer - not on the internet with strangers.

Another, even more important question, is what other piano you would be getting for same or similar price.
This is when things are starting to make more sense.

Once a deal is pretty good as is, the pressure is off to make it much "gooder"

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Re: what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
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188r has an smp of 19,000. Assuming smp is wholesale x 2 (not including prep, rent, utility bills, employee healthcare, and Facebook ads) then cost might be about $9500. $14K doesn't seem unreasonable but there's probably some room to go lower if you give him a good reason.

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You can buy a 188A in Germany for 10,000€ (about $12,500). It is exactly the same piano but not as well regarded as the 188R. I have no idea what level of prep you get for your money.

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Re: what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
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same city free shipping, 1 free tuning, only two stairs. before tax price.

So it seems I can go for $12500 maybe....

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Originally Posted by zhengy4
same city free shipping, 1 free tuning, only two stairs. before tax price.

So it seems I can go for $12500 maybe....


I know nothing of the cost to the dealer for the piano, but keep the following in mind.

1 - nothing is free
2 - do you want the dealer to remain in business long term

Jonathan

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Originally Posted by Norbert
"Best price" is something you negotiate with your dealer - not on the internet with strangers.


Nobert

Who left you in charge of what questions the OP can ask via the internet? Nobody......

Re: what's the best price for a ritmuller 188r?
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Originally Posted by Jonathan Alford
Originally Posted by zhengy4
same city free shipping, 1 free tuning, only two stairs. before tax price.

So it seems I can go for $12500 maybe....


I know nothing of the cost to the dealer for the piano, but keep the following in mind.

1 - nothing is free
2 - do you want the dealer to remain in business long term

Jonathan


That's what I thought. Put another way "Best price for whom?"


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