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Digital Piano Supply Shortage?
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Thought I would take my first post on here to learn more about the digital piano industry and what to expect. I just ordered a Roland LX708 piano a few weeks ago and the dealer here in the UK indicated it would be about a week for them to get it in inventory. I just received notice that it would now be closer to December before receiving the piano. Is this a common delay, or are we simply in extraordinary times? Should I really anticipate waiting until DEC for the arrival? Are inventories in different countries all the same? Thanks for the feedback.

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Long waiting times have been known to occur for less usual products. Here in Denmark (at digitalpiano.dk) the LX708 Black is in stock, but the polished ebony is listed as "sold out". Thomann in Germany does not have any Roland products above the LX705.

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Yes, if they told you it'll be December i doubt they will have it earlier. It turns out Roland in particular has some problems with availability, here almost all Roland pianos are unavailable with delivery dates shifting all the time into the future. I'm waiting for my piano over 6 months now...

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This is affecting other companies as well. I had contacted Kawai USA about the shortage of the MP11SE earlier this month. This was the reply I received:

Hello,

During this pandemic demand for all digital pianos increased dramatically and the MP11SE has been one of the most in demand models for us since March and demand has far exceeded the supply we receive from Japan. The availability is improving every month but they are still in back order with supply still not meeting the continued high demand yet. It may be the end of the year before supply will finally get back to normal again. If you were to place an order today it may be late October or early November before you would receive it but that’s just an estimate.



I wish I had a better answer for you.

It is what it is I guess.

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When I ordered in mid-August, many of the models I was interested in weren't available. Seems like there is better availability now (though spotty), as long as you don't want a white one. I ended up getting a Korg C1 Air in brown partly because of the decent specs & partly because it was in stock.

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I purchased Roland FP-90 at the end of June, even back then it was hard to find, only 2-3 online stores had it in stock. It has been only worse since when and it seems to be back-ordered everywhere, and the stock of other popular pianos is also depleted.
I am in the US.


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I'm trying to help 5 different forum members buy their Kawai right now. I'm able to get them great prices (MP11se @ $1149, CA-79 @ $3070...) but availability is becoming a huge problem. Waiting even a few hours to make decision can result in having to wait 2 months...

I just received an email from the dealer. MP11se are on backorder until November but it will probably be closer December before they will see any.

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djvu10 #3022962 09/08/20 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by djvu10
$1149

Same typo as before?


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Originally Posted by Kawai James
Originally Posted by djvu10
$1149

Same typo as before?

Yeah...odd...


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You can report your post with the error using the little arrow dropdown menu (to the right of the #3022962 on that post) and ask the moderator to correct the price.

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Yes, same mistake and I apologize again. Maybe it was due to serious wishful thinking!

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Originally Posted by djvu10
Yes, same mistake and I apologize again. Maybe it was due to serious wishful thinking!

Please don't deny us the opportunity for a new conspiracy theory, we're on a bit of a roll here!


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I was able to get mine for $1999 at the end of last year by ordering 3 of them at the same time; maybe that's how the 1 got stuck in my head. I don't work for the deal and I don't get paid. I'm newly retired and enjoy find great deals for myself and others.

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OxfordUnion #3022977 09/08/20 10:09 PM
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Some synths and the like are also in short supply. Others are selling at higher prices than one might expect.

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OxfordUnion #3023370 09/09/20 08:12 PM
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Thanks for everyone's replies. Roland seems to be in demand and a bit delayed... so I guess I just wait.... wait... wait... Guess I'll just go practice on marshmellows smile

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Do you have anything to tide you over?

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About the only thing I see availability for in the UK at the moment is this. Decent PHA 50 key action.

https://www.gear4music.com/Keyboards-and-Pianos/Roland-RD-2000-Digital-Stage-Piano/1TSJ

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Sounds like it's all over, I've been waiting for a Kawai MP11se in Vancouver BC since may.

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I was looking for a black Korg D1, I'm in the US. I contacted a dealer about the shortage. The sales representative I spoke with told me that due to COVID-19 they did not expect to receive more in stock until late October or early November; possibly later than this, unlikely earlier.

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Thanks for your replies. Good to know what others are hearing.

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