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Lord Emperor Mom
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We have some friends who are moving and don't want to move their piano, so they asked our advice. we told them that it might not bring much in a sale and that donating it for a tax deduction might be their best bet, but we also said that we'd consult the collective wisdom here.

It's an older piano, a small spinet that the fallboard calls a "Minipiano," and I'm not familiar with the make. Any thoughts?






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I just tuned one of those today!

They are tiny, more compressed inside than a normal spinet.

With so many people downsizing and pretty much giving pianos away, even decent pianos aren't going for much. That being said, this isn't a decent piano...

They may be lucky to find someone to take it away for free, though someone may be interested in the oddity factor??

Facebook marketplace might be a good start, but a local facebook group is better - it seems there are always families looking for a little piano, no matter how much I tell them not to consider a spinet!
sorry


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That's what I figured.
And we kinda already told them that, but who wants to be the one to tell somebody, "You're not gonna be able to sell that. I hope you don't have to pay somebody to haul it away"?


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I heard those are highly valued in Nigeria.


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Originally posted by jon-nyc:
I heard those are highly valued in Nigeria.


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Yikes, and a sunken key...

Yeah, tell them, apologies, but it's not good news!


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It is lighter than other pianos, so that could be a plus for someone trying to get it in to their place cheap!


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Freecycle might help.
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I think you are lucky if you don’t have to pay somebody to take some of these pianos out of your house.


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I would be truthful since they seem to respect your advice...

You may be paying someone to have it removed.

It has lived its life.


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Have had too many people ask for my advice who then turned on me when they did not like the advice.
I would avoid them.


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