Wednesday, September 14, 2005

$150 Off The Top

I bought a piano on September 3rd. Nothing big or fancy. I bought it at the bargain price of $1,000.00 for a studio model. It is gorgeous and it sounded absolutely heavenly. Past tense... sounded!

I had to let it go. A few days after having had the piano delivered, there were a couple of keys that was NOT QUITE sounding right. They weren't out of tune. That wasn't it. When I played, it sounded the same way a speaker sounds when its blown out. It was terrible. I called the man I bought the piano from twice to come and fix it. And everytime, after he'd do what he does, the piano sounded more terrible.

Fortunately, he did agree to take the piano back. Although he took $150 off the top, I still got the majority of my money back. I couldn't teach piano lessons with the way that piano sounded. I suppose I just have to buy a brand new piano or get a keyboard. Either one will pay itself off.

6 comments:

The Foxybrown Show said...

Well glad all it ended costing you was just the $150 it could have been much worse...

Sounds like you have something to ask on the show today...

Neenalove, I'd like to welcome you to WHY Wednesdays????

*crowd cheers*

Danyel said...

bought a piano? wow. grown. that's all i can say.

Byebye said...

Interesting. I don't know a lot of people that have purchased pianos.

Don't give up on it, which I am sure that you will not. Make some beautiful music and teach the children.

NORA said...

Neena, I didn't know you played. Girl, I've been playin piano for almost 20yrs...

It sucks, I think he should have given you all your money back. But like you said, once you get a new one or a keyboard, you'll double that...

Chele said...

Homie will pay that $150 and then some to someone else.

You'll find a better one at a good price. Speaking of....you KNOW I still have that song you sang on my pc, with your harmonious self :)

ShellyP said...

Learn something new everyday - I didn't know you could play either. My grandmother had me take lessons way back when, but I didn't get very far.

Are you a virtuoso??