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Did you get a discount or financing with it or straight out paid in full?

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Originally Posted by Mac2010
Did you get a discount or financing with it or straight out paid in full?

Why would anyone give you a discount on an item that is in high demand, like the ES920? crazy


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To give you an idea how bad the DP stock situation is in the U.S.:

In the price range of $500 - $2,000, Sweetwater carries 83 different models (including some color variations) of digital pianos. Of those 83 models, 28 are currently listed as "in stock".

Of those 28 models, 16 are made by Casio; exactly zero are made by Kawai. They have one Roland model, one Dexibell model, and four Yamaha models.

Pretty bad, eh? frown


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Geesh. I'm glad I took the plunge and bought my DP-603 back in March '20, just as things were going into serious lockdown. It's been a godsend during all the stay-at-home time.


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Originally Posted by SeaDrive
To give you an idea how bad the DP stock situation is in the U.S.:

In the price range of $500 - $2,000, Sweetwater carries 83 different models (including some color variations) of digital pianos. Of those 83 models, 28 are currently listed as "in stock".

Of those 28 models, 16 are made by Casio; exactly zero are made by Kawai. They have one Roland model, one Dexibell model, and four Yamaha models.

Pretty bad, eh? frown
So does this imply that Kawai is the best, most in-demand product in the marketplace?

Reminds me of a huge barbecue festival I once visited while looking for something to eat on a business trip in Oklahoma years ago. I wasn’t an industry expert, so I wandered around the numerous different display trucks, looking for clues to “the best of the best.” Since every outfit boasted numerous prestigious awards they had won, I chose the one with the longest line, figuring everyone else must know something I didn’t.

It wasn’t very good. It turns out they weren’t the best, they were just the slowest! 😂

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I think with Kawai it is more of a supply than demand issue. Their plants were closed for much longer than anticipated.

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Originally Posted by TBell
I think with Kawai it is more of a supply than demand issue. Their plants were closed for much longer than anticipated.

I am not aware of any closures to Kawai's manufacturing facilities.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected international shipping logistics, while simultaneously increasing demand for musical instruments.

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Did you get a discount or financing with it or straight out paid in full?

Why would anyone give you a discount on an item that is in high demand, like the ES920? crazy
Back in December '20, Musicain's Friend had a 48 month 0% financing, which I don't have to worry about shelling out a ton of money. I only asked because if that particular store had some "in stock" and met MF terms, I would have left MF and buy from that particular store and would finally have a digital piano to play on. Not only that, but they have just earned my business.

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(Somewhat) newest update,

I called MF friend and yes they confirmed that early to mid June is the newest release date (they and everyone hopes for). I also asked if I can receive next day shipping instead of ground shipping. Sure enough they will. While that may not be a big deal (7 day difference) but at least they're trying to help their customers stay with them as there isn't much they can do.

Just my 2 cents

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A never-heard-of-site is selling a Yamaha P-515 for $6000. Warning people! As disappointed as we are and desperately looking for dealers that have items in stock - please stay safe!

https://musical-somethings.myshopif...sag_organic&utm_campaign=sag_organic


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