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#44553 - 05/06/07 09:08 PM Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Hi fellow members,

My name is Michael Yi and I am ex-president of Young Chang Amrerica Inc which is a sole distributor of Young Chang and Kurzweil in north America.

I am beginning to start my own musical instrument business and need to buy a few American made and German made used Steinway & Sons grand pianos. The used grand pianos I want
are BEFORE refurbished. Are there any members
giving me a tip on who to contact ?

Thank you in advance for your kindness.

Michael Yi

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#44554 - 05/07/07 11:12 AM Re: Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Hello Michael,and welcome to the Forum. Good luck with your new enterprise.
I'm afraid your competition for used Steinways will be fierce.But,any way,best wishes.

#44555 - 05/07/07 11:59 AM Re: Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Hi Michael,

It sounds like you are already very familiar with the piano industry.

I’m somewhat of a novice regarding pianos but as a matter of courtesy to you as a new member here I will offer my opinion. (By-the-way, welcome to the forum.)

As VGrantano said, the competition for used S&S pianos in unrestored condition is probably stiff; so, chances are you will not be able to find a single source for this type of pre-owned pianos. Also, I would imagine that other piano dealers will be reluctant to reveal their sources to a possible competitor.

Therefore, if I were you I would begin an advertising campaign in various piano related publications, websites (Craigslist, etc…) newspaper want ads and so forth stating that you are in the market to buy pre-owned S&S grand pianos in unrestored condition. Also, you can begin an extensive internet search for various classified advertisements offering used/pre-owned S&S grand pianos for sale.

I hope this helps (but I’m sure you knew this already smile ).

Best regards,

Rickster


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#44556 - 05/07/07 12:34 PM Re: Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Hi Michael,

It is so nice to hear from you again.

[Michael was our wonderful host for a trip to Young Chang's factories in Korea and China a few years ago. He showed my wife and I, and a bunch of others from other major dealerships, a great time. I was also a consultant to YCA while Michael was President.]

The Internet is a reasonable source for used Steinways. You should check out the Piano World website for buying/selling pianos as well.

I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor.


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#44557 - 05/11/07 01:46 AM Re: Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Hello Vince, Steve, Mr.Piano Enthusiast,

How are you guys ? It's been quite a long time
since we met last time and hope everything goes
well.

I am a little bit late in coming back to you due to the trip to other city.

Thank you for the tips on the SS pianos. But
I still need to get unrestored German SS grands
rather than NY... Any way to directly contact
the source for time saving ?

Anyhow, it is good to get back to you guys like this. I have to say thank you for Piano World Forums.

Michael

#44558 - 05/11/07 07:56 AM Re: Where to contact to buy German made and American made used Steinwey & Sons ?  
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Michael,

I can put my hands on several unrestored German Steinways.

I sent you a PM

Larry


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