Whether you’re a seasoned piano enthusiast, a novice trying to hone your piano playing skills, or a parent wanting to get your child interested in music, the idea that purchasing a piano may not be safe has probably never crossed your mind. But safety should be high on your priority list when it comes to a piano for sale.
It is very likely that you’ve purchased an item or two from local sellers on websites such as eBay or Craigslist. Those transactions have gone very smoothly, so why not the same when it comes to a piano for sale? For two reasons, actually:
1. A piano is an expensive item. While trying to take advantage of a buyer for a measly fifty bucks can still happen, the likelihood is much lower. But given that even a used piano can run into the thousands, this can equal a huge score for a criminal.
2. It is possible that you have been overly cautious in the past by meeting a seller at a secure location, such as a coffee shop. That’s a smart thing to do, especially if you are purchasing something somewhat expensive. However, since a piano is a large, heavy item, lugging it around town is simply not an option, which means you will have no choice but to travel to the seller’s location.
Right about now, you might be saying to yourself, "I’ll take a friend with me, just to be safe." While this might seem like a good idea, it is very likely that these criminals have prepared for that, and may have back-up "associates" with them just in case you bring one or two others with you. The only result you’ll get from bringing a friend or two is putting them in danger as well, instead of only yourself.
There is a very simple solution to all this, of course. Rather than search online for a deal that may be too good to be true, all you need to do is look for a piano sale at a reputable store where you don’t have to worry about your safety. Cooper Music, for example, is a place where piano enthusiasts and excited parents can safely visit and look through a wide variety of selections in order to find the perfect piano.
Purchasing a piano can be a wonderful experience. But it’s definitely not worth your safety.