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There are many advantages to listing your piano on our Online Piano Classifieds:

Search Engine Visibility
- 98% of people use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to quickly find what they are looking for on the internet. Our website has high
ranking on all 3 of these search engines, in addition to many others.

Targeted Traffic
- Because of our high-ranking visibility on all the major search engines, we get thousands of people viewing our piano ads
every week. Unlike print ads in newspapers, your ad will not be buried among a huge amount of other merchandise for sale.

Detailed Listing Including Photos
- Your ad will have its own entire web page, filled with as many details as you feel necessary to help attract buyers.
Compare this with 1 or 2 lines you would get in a newspaper classified ad.
- Your ad can include photographs of your piano. Buyers will almost always first check ads that include a photograph.
- People search online so that they can both save time and get as much information as possible. You will be able to present
your piano in such a way that will peak the interest of potential buyers in a large and visible marketplace, thus having a great
advantage over pianos listed in newspaper print ads.

Low Cost:
Lower cost and a much more detailed listing than print advertising:
Your Online Piano Classified Ad including a photo, costs only $9.95 U.S. a month
(Since we accept ads from sellers worldwide, the charge will be in US Dollars).

How Much Does It Cost to Post an Ad?
Your Online Piano Classified Ad including a photo, costs only $9.95 U.S. a month

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Selling Price: How Much Should I Ask For My Piano?

Selling your piano privately to another individual is your best chance at receiving the highest price. You are limited when it
comes to negotiating with a piano dealer or piano mover.

To find out the current market value of your piano, you can have a piano technician perform a comprehensive appraisal. This
is the most accurate way to determine a piano's value, as it depends on the piano's age, the condition of its cabinet,
structure and inner parts, and the market conditions in your area. The cost for an appraisal can range from $150 to $250.

An alternative is to use our quick and inexpensive
Online Piano Appraisal Service

The cost is $20.00 U.S. for an appraisal within 5 business days, or $25.00 for an express appraisal within 24 hours.

We created this service to address the high demand of our clients who are looking to get a rough guide as to the value of
their piano. This can be a useful tool in making some initial decisions without having a piano technician coming to your
home. You may, however, wish to have a comprehensive evaluation done by a technician at a later date.

Click here for more info and to order your Online Piano Appraisal

Selling Tips: How To Successfully Sell Your Piano

1. Tune your piano and make sure everything works reasonably well before you advertise it - this is a very simple detail
that most people overlook. You might think: why should I pay to have the piano tuned and/or serviced if it  has to be
tuned/serviced after it is moved anyway?

Here's why:
you will sell your piano faster and at a much higher price!

Most people who are shopping for a used piano know so little about its technical aspects, that when they encounter an
instrument that is out of tune or has some keys that don't quite  work properly, they are not sure whether or not the problem is
major or minor, or how the piano will sound after it is tuned. Potential buyers will often reject a perfectly good piano because
of relatively insignificant problems.

By simply having the piano at least tuned -and even better, also having minor repairs done-
before selling it, you will eliminate any problems that might distract a buyer. Piano owners who do this always sell their piano
faster and at a higher price than those who don't, easily recovering their expenses of tuning & minor repair several times over.

2. Be prepared to answer questions about your piano - What brand is it? What size is the piano? What condition is it in?
How old is it
? When was it tuned last? What work needs to be done on it, if any? Do you know the piano's history? Where it
was purchased? Has it moved around? Is there anything special about your piano, or an interesting story behind it?

People have emotional reactions to pianos, and they love to hear as many details as possible.  Your knowledge and
confidence will attract potential buyers when they respond to your advertising, and the more they know about the piano, the
more they will become interested in it.

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3. Are there extras that may come with your piano? - a matching bench? Caster cups that protect the floors? Some sheet
music that you will never use? Maybe a metronome that you won't be needing anymore? If it is a player piano, how many rolls
of music? Or CDs? Or disks?

These extras can help sell the piano, and you can adjust your selling price accordingly.

4. Show your piano In a pleasing environment:

- dust, clean & polish the cabinet and the piano keys
- remove all objects from the top of the piano (the buyer may wish to look inside and access is from the top)
- make sure there is sufficient lighting so the buyer may inspect the piano's condition, and be able to see what they are
playing when they sit down to the piano.
- try and make the room where the piano resides as attractive as possible. If the room environment doesn't quite match the
beauty and quality of the piano, many buyers may be unconvinced of the high selling price of the piano.

- leave ample space all around the piano so the buyer can have enough room to pull out the bench, sit down and play or look
behind the piano without any clutter getting in the way.
- have the room set at a comfortable temperature. A piano in a room that is too hot or too cold will not only make the buyer
uncomfortable, but may also make them wonder if the piano has been unduly subjected to large swings in temperature and
humidity (a piano's worst enemy).

Privacy & Quiet
- the buyer is concentrating, and needs to hear the sound of the piano and focus on the details of their decision-making
process. Children playing, dogs barking, televisions or radios blaring, or any other noise whatsoever should be non-existent.
- after answering the buyer's questions, offer to leave them alone for awhile so they can play the piano and think without an
audience. Let them take their time and call you back into the room when they are ready.

5. Is your asking price realistic? - if you've followed all of the above tips and still can't seem to attract a buyer, perhaps your
asking price is simply not a fair enough market value. Although you may have paid a great deal for it, pianos do depreciate.
And unfortunately, the sentimental value you have attached to it may mean nothing to the potential buyer.

Again, if you need help determining your piano's current market value, hire a piano technician to inspect the piano and give
you a comprehensive appraisal ($150 to $250), or use our
Online Piano Appraisal Service ($20.00 to $25.00)
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