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I want to buy a used baby grand piano on eBay. I wonder if

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I want to buy a used baby grand piano on eBay. I wonder if there is a piano mover that is reasonably priced to ship. And also is there alway to hire a service to check on the piano if need to . I know I still have the Ebay protection . Or if I buy from Craiglist from another state then I will need a service (piano tech ) to come check on the piano before I buy. Please give me advice . Thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Hi Hana,What a wonderful purchase you have found on eBay as I am sure it will bring you much enjoyment for years to come. You are correct in wishing to have the piano checked out before the final purchase is made.You can check the local yellow pages in the area in which the piano is at to find a tech. I would though suggest checking first with the "Piano Technician Guild" as they can recommend someone within their organization who can check out the piano before purchase. Contact info can be found here in this link:http://www.ptg.org/scripts/4disapi.dll/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document&DocID=19As for movers that are lower in cost and can move your piano safely after purchase, some to inquire with include:1. Over 80 years in business and offer low rates:http://www.modernpiano.com/2. http://www.transitsystems.com/piano_mover/
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you guess how much to ship from Dana Ca to Oakton Va?
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
It seems that the average cost to ship a piano can run between 250-650:http://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/storage-and-organization/move-a-piano/
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you know an estimate of how much to get a piano tech to evaluate the piano?
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
Depending on the condition of the piano, having it tuned and checked over can cost between on average $150-$300.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just want it checked before purchase . I will have it tuned locally in my home town. Thanks
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
In this case, contact the guild from the link I provided as they should be able to refer you to a tech that can go out and look over the piano before purchase. They can then give you a price for the tech to come out as I believe the cost could be a bit less than having it tuned.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will give stars once I get on my laptop . I am using my cell phone apps and not allow to give stars . Thanks
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome as I hope you enjoy the piano once it arrives to you from the movers. Thank you also for reviewing my assistance once you are back on your laptop.Have a wonderful evening.Librarian Michael
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome as I hope you enjoy the piano once it arrives to you from the movers. Thank you also for reviewing my assistance once you are back on your laptop.Have a wonderful evening.Librarian Michael