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Paying for your new piano

It may be obvious that you need to pay money for a new or newer piano, but think about how you are going to pay before parting with any of your hard earned cash

If you are buying the piano from a music shop or piano dealer WITH PREMISES on the High Street etc. then you can be less wary. Long established shops are usually the safest and you should get a decent guarantee with the piano. They should offer you a complimentary tuning shortly after delivery

More and more things are sold online and pianos are no different! You need to be careful here.

There are a number of ‘dealers’ on platforms like Facebook and Ebay selling old pianos from a warehouse.

If you have not had a technician look at the piano never do a bank transfer, no matter how good the deal seems. I’ve heard of people being offered a further discount if they will complete a bank transfer the same day. It’s difficult to get your money back if things go wrong.

When buying a used piano online use a credit card, that way you have Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974/2006 on your side.

Failing that use PayPal - but not if you are there in person.

If the dealer refuses to accept credit cards or PayPal - walk away and go elsewhere.

As I have said before - get an independent tuner/technician to have a good look at the piano first. It could save you a whole lot of trouble!