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USER LOCATION: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
MAKE: Casio
MODEL: PX-760
CONDITION: barely used
PRICE PAID: 40,000 pesos ($690 USD)
DELIVERY CHARGE: $0.
VENDOR LOCATION: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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PRICE PAID: $2700.00 + tax
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USER LOCATION: SF Bay Area, CA, USA
MAKE: Kawai
MODEL: CA-79 rosewood
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PRICE PAID: $4049 + tax
DELIVERY CHARGE: $0 (shipping + setup included)
VENDOR LOCATION: San Mateo, CA
VENDOR NAME: San Mateo Piano
PURCHASE DATE: 2021/06/05

Figured I wouldn't post anything until I actually saw this object with my own eyes in my home, which, uh, was today. 7 month backorder.

Dealer told me that my CA-79 is probably going to be one of the few that will be delivered this year. They were starting to refund deposits because Kawai supposedly won't have inventory on the CAs for a very long time because of the chip shortage. Best of luck to anyone else still waiting for theirs.

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Hey, everyone!

I created a new spreadsheet with all of the posts on this thread! There are just under 1400 entries currently.

The link might require you to sign in to a Google account since it will automatically make a copy. If you need to do filters, use the Data -> Create a Filter.
It may not be perfect but I tried to get the major kinks out. I am likely looking to make it more filter-friendly and will update the spreadsheet link if I make any progress.

This post was useful for me when I was doing research for buying my piano and I know the spreadsheet went missing/doesn't work/may not be updated anymore, so I scraped all of the replies to make a (hopefully) useful replacement.

Also, if I end up not updating this anymore, it will at least be a better start for others to go off of if manually adding additional posts.

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Thanks a lot for the new spreadsheet!


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USER LOCATION: Houston Texas
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VENDOR NAME:Kawai Piano Gallery
PURCHASE DATE:April 2019

My particular piano has been discontinued. I enjoy playing on it though. I have a Yamaha C2 acoustic and I use the Kawai CS11 with Pianoteq 7. I'm not sure there's a perfect digital and I don't want to go broke continuing the search....So I have decided to be content with what I have, but I will always DREAM about the PERFECT digital!


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Hi,

I'm trying to buy a Kawai CA-79 satin black piano in Alberta, Canada.
The local reseller has terrible prices ($5500 cad + taxes), and he literally shouted at me, unmasked, when I calmly mentioned prices at other stores in Canada and USA (thank you for the updated spreadsheet!).
He went on with a 15min rant saying that you can't trust what's in the Internet, while shamelessly supporting every conspiracy theories from QAnon.

I cannot buy at this price and certainly don't want to support this person's business.
What are my options? Are there more honest stores in other parts of Alberta, BC or even Montana? Do Ontario stores deliver in Alberta?

Thank you for your help,
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This may or may not be useful information, but there is a music store in Yorkton (not far from where I live) called Saddles and Steel.

The only thing I have personally bought from those guys was a cable adapter, but I have heard other people saying that they are very helpful and wonderful to deal with.

I have no idea if they sell Kawai or not -- the one and only time I was there was a few years ago and the piano side of the store was filled up with Roland and Casio. But you might want to give them a call and ask.


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Originally Posted by jeeie
Hi,

I'm trying to buy a Kawai CA-79 satin black piano in Alberta, Canada.
The local reseller has terrible prices ($5500 cad + taxes), and he literally shouted at me, unmasked, when I calmly mentioned prices at other stores in Canada and USA (thank you for the updated spreadsheet!).
He went on with a 15min rant saying that you can't trust what's in the Internet, while shamelessly supporting every conspiracy theories from QAnon.

I cannot buy at this price and certainly don't want to support this person's business.
What are my options? Are there more honest stores in other parts of Alberta, BC or even Montana? Do Ontario stores deliver in Alberta?

Thank you for your help,
Jeeie

It's hard to buy a Kawai less than "street price" at the moment.
CA79's street price is $4,199 and PE CA79 is $4,799

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USER LOCATION: Parksville, BC, Canada
MAKE: Kawai
MODEL: MP7se
CONDITION: new, floor model
PRICE PAID:$2499 CAD before taxes
DELIVERY CHARGE: n/a
VENDOR LOCATION: Richmond, BC, Canada
VENDOR NAME: Loewen Piano House
PURCHASE DATE: February 2022

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USER LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC, Australia
MAKE: Kawai
MODEL: ES110
CONDITION: new unopened
PRICE PAID: USD $445 + tax (AUD $616 + tax)
DELIVERY CHARGE: USD $13 + tax (AUD $18.50 + tax)
VENDOR LOCATION: Carlingford, NSW, Australia
VENDOR NAME: Carlingford Music Centre
PURCHASE DATE: 26 Feb 2022

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Originally Posted by jeeie
Hi,

I'm trying to buy a Kawai CA-79 satin black piano in Alberta, Canada.
The local reseller has terrible prices ($5500 cad + taxes), and he literally shouted at me, unmasked, when I calmly mentioned prices at other stores in Canada and USA (thank you for the updated spreadsheet!).
He went on with a 15min rant saying that you can't trust what's in the Internet, while shamelessly supporting every conspiracy theories from QAnon.

I cannot buy at this price and certainly don't want to support this person's business.
What are my options? Are there more honest stores in other parts of Alberta, BC or even Montana? Do Ontario stores deliver in Alberta?

Thank you for your help,
Jeeie


Greetings. Though I know this cant be used as benchmark for the US/Canada price, out of curiousity, I just checked the price online for CA79 black polish ebony in my country, its between USD $2700 to $3000 here (Jakarta, Indonesia).

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Combining Kawai’s industry-leading Grand Feel III wooden-key keyboard action, stunning SK-EX Rendering piano sound engine with multi-channel sampling and resonance modelling, premium audio processing and amplification technologies powered by Onkyo, and a powerful 6-speaker output system, the CA79 delivers grand piano playing authenticity at a competitive price.

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USER LOCATION: Taiwan
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: CLP-745
CONDITION: new
PRICE PAID: $2,500 USD (70000 TWD)
DELIVERY CHARGE: $0
VENDOR LOCATION: Taiwan
VENDOR NAME: Yamaha kiosk at Sogo
PURCHASE DATE: July 2021

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PRICE PAID: $4606
DELIVERY CHARGE: 195
PURCHASE DATE: March 2022

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If I may, when will this piano be delivered?

Also, I assume it’s new, right?

And, is it polished black?

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New. Matte black. Delivery next week.

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Thank you.

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USER LOCATION: VA, USA
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: N1X
CONDITION: New
PRICE PAID: USD $8500
DELIVERY CHARGE: $0
VENDOR NAME: Piano Guys
PURCHASE DATE: March 15, 2022

This thread and the N1X discussion threads were pretty instrumental in my purchase. I fared better buying my unit knowing the price distributions and especially how they shifted in the past year. I negotiated with a few dealers a bit to get this unit, but most of them stood pretty steadfast at $9K and were also usually back-ordered. This was their last unit from a recent shipment and my other options were months out so I pulled the trigger a bit earlier than I normally would.

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USER LOCATION: TX, USA
MAKE: Yamaha
MODEL: P-515
CONDITION: New
PRICE PAID: USD $1499.99
DELIVERY CHARGE: $0
VENDOR NAME: Music & Arts (online store)
PURCHASE DATE: March 12, 2022

They have package deals that are cheaper than the P-515 itself. The "Essentials" package comes with a cheap stand and a bench, and it is $1529.99. The "Beginner" package comes with stand/bench/headphones/books, and it is $1499.99. I think they just got the price wrong on their site. Also, the package deals were all marked "backordered," and back then P-515s were "In Stock" (it is now all backordered). I went ahead and ordered the White beginner's package, and it was shipped out the next business day and arrived in just 1 day. Stand/Bench/Headphones/Books came the day after.

I separately ordered the Yamaha L515WH stand ($139.99), HPH-150@H headphones ($109.99) from Amazon, and the LP1WH pedal unit ($79.99) from Reverb (Chicago Music Exchange) and they all arrived quickly. I also got me a small sub woofer from Amazon (Jamo S 808 $113.93).

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USER LOCATION: NYC, USA
MAKE: Kawai
MODEL: CA79 Rosewood
CONDITION: New
PRICE PAID: $3990
DELIVERY CHARGE: $350
VENDOR LOCATION: NJ, USA
VENDOR NAME: Forte Piano Music Company
PURCHASE DATE: February 16, 2022

Got my piano last month and never made a post. I will admit that I don't feel like I got the best price because I felt that the asked for price was reasonable considering the availability of the CA79 recently and I was pretty set on the model. I probably could have at least worked to get free delivery or an upgraded bench, but I was just happy to be getting the model in the first place and didn't want to push.

I did my best to call around for availability and Forte was about the only store with any on the way. I reserved the piano back in mid December and it was delivered about a week after getting to the store.

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