Buying used Baldwin pianos or finding a great deal from an unknown dealer may seem like a great bargain. You get the piano you want and save some money in the process.
But your "great deal" might not seem like such a great idea once you start out on your journey to go pick up the piano. Main streets with established businesses give way to abandoned industrial parks, run down neighborhoods and the seedier sides of town. You might save some money but other costs — to your safety and security — start adding up.
When you choose to buy your Baldwin Upright piano from an online classified ad or a piano dealer you’re unfamiliar with, you put yourself in harm’s way. Purveyors of these online classified ads commit fraud, robbery and theft on a regular basis especially with bigger ticket items, like pianos. Just check the news any day of the week and yet another innocent person has fallen victim to online classified ad crime.
Additionally, even if the online classified ad is legitimate, these sellers often set up shop in areas of town that are not safe to go to. You put yourself at risk each and every time you venture into unknown territory to save money and you have to ask yourself if the savings is worth the danger to your well being.
Instead of buying your Baldwin piano from a location you would not normally ever venture out to, choose an established piano dealer who sets up shop in an area of town you can trust. Business districts want their customers to feel safe and so invest time and money ensuring you feel comfortable when you visit their stores, not afraid.
Before you take that long drive to nowhere and venture down a dark alley to get a good deal on a Baldwin piano, ask yourself what the final cost could amount to. Then, head to your local, trusted piano dealer instead and save yourself some peace of mind.