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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antique Musical Instrument Appraiser
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Experience:  30+ years of experience as an antique musical instrument appraiser. Member of Association of Online Appraisers.
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I have a Steinway baby grand model L 1962 I would like to

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I have a Steinway ebony baby grand model L 1962
I would like to sell it...the sound is supposedly great, has hardly been used for many years.
I have shown it to a piano restorer technician and he says he would buy it for $3500. And sell it for $35,000. He says it plays well, but needs repair in action and strings...aside from some minor touching up on outside and also something was used probably to clean that needs to be removed. How much could I sell it for on eBay or privately etc.? Unfortunately do not have room to keep as I have downsized. Thank u very much.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Musical Instrument Appraisal
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 4 months ago.

Hi my name is***** you for coming to Just Answer.

I will be glad to help you today.
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I have been in the antique business for over 45 years, Appraising, Antique shop owner, also buying and selling on today's current market. it is my pleasure to put my experience to work for you.
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The 1962 Steinway Ebony Grand Piano has an estimated value on the current market for an average of $35,000.00-40,000.00 depending on the condition and where it is for sale at. These will typically sell higher in an Antique Shop or Private sale compared to an auction. If you are thinking of selling, you might want to check your local Antique Shops in the area to see what yours or one like it would sell for or has sold for, then you can decide to sell online or locally.
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Keep in mind that not all estimated values are obtained, your geographic area plays a big role in what prices can be obtained. If you plan on selling this I would list this for sell on the internet where it will have the largest shopping market. There are some great sites you can sell from. You can sell in your local area or a larger city near you with Craigslist, it is free, and when they item sells the buyer picks it up.
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You can sell on Etsy, which is a great place to sell from, you list Vintage Items, they can stay until they sell. Much like having a little store online. There is also Rubylane, which is a more upscale site where people sell more expensive items. There is also Tias and GoAntiques, which is on the same scale of Rubylane. There is Amazon Market Place, ArtFire and of course Ebay. All of these sites get you a lot of World Wide exposure and bring the best traffic. They are all great!
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If you sell to a dealer, antique shop or resell shop you can expect to get about 30-40% of what it is worth since they have to resell the item.
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It was a pleasure working for you. If you have more items you would like to ask me about, just start a new question addressed to "Glenda" it would be my pleasure to help you.
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Glenda,
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Expert:  Glenda B. replied 4 months ago.

Hi,
I'm just checking in once again to see how things are going.
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Let me know if you still need help with this question.
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I will be happy to help with any further question you might have on this.
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I strive to answer any and all questions a customer might have in order for you to have a enjoyable experience with me as an appraiser.
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Thank you so much!
Glenda

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