Businesses that buy and sell used pianos include people on classifieds, piano technicians, used-piano dealers and piano-moving companies. Selling a used piano directly to an individual may fetch the best price.
Used-piano buyers and sellers regularly use local classifieds to find customers. Factors that affect the price of a piano include the condition it is in, brand, age and size. Online classifieds are also a good option because they are generally cheaper than print ads, and have the potential to reach a much larger audience.
Some piano technicians buy and sell used pianos. They are knowledgeable about them and therefore very particular about the kinds of pianos they buy or sell. A technician can also help to sell a piano through his contacts and usually charges a percentage of the selling price or a referral fee.
Used piano dealers can be found in the Yellow Pages. It is a good idea to contact two or more dealers to get the best price. Some dealers also accept trade-ins for people looking to upgrade to a better piano. Although it is relatively simple to transact with used piano dealers, they may not always offer the best price especially compared to selling it privately.
Lastly, many piano-moving companies buy used pianos, refurbish them, and sell them for a higher price. The companies usually arrange for pickups. This is a good option for people simply looking to get rid of their old pianos.