Avoid being a victim to CraigsList fraud, and armed robberies for Yamaha piano prices! It is so easy to post an ad on CraigsList, for they do not require any real form of verification. You have no idea who you are meeting, their credentials (if they have any), or what kind of situation you are putting yourself into. Is saving a buck really worth your life and your safety? Ebay is a little better, but still you don’t really know what you’re getting. So many piano buyers have posted their reviews about buying a used piano from ebay; and not one of them is in a playable condition.
You should also be aware of buying a piano from an unregistered dealer. Usually they’re Yamaha piano prices are cheaper than normal because the piano is inadequate in performance and workmanship. Some piano technicians will refurbish pianos in their home, but they are not allowed to sell pianos from their homes by law unless they have council approval. A dealer with a large workmanship has the capacity to do a correct refurbish on an older style piano.
You can tell a good dealer when they show you a commitment from their showroom. A reputable dealer will not risk their reputation by selling you a damaged or unplayable piano. Dealers also provide you with a warranty with your used or new piano which covers the work done to a piano.
A dealer/retailer with a piano workshop can suggest New and used piano prices. They can also answer any questions you have regarding a specific model or whatever piano has your greatest interest.
Shopping around is not always the best idea when purchasing a piano. Dealers and technicians, who have their own agenda, promote their best needs instead of yours.
Just save yourself a lot of time and money and go to a dedicated licensed piano specialist who knows about pianos. Saving a dollar can actually cost you more by not buying a piano from a dealership.
You have to actually play a piano to determine the range of playability. You can’t actually play a piano or even really get a look at it from the internet.