I fell in love with a piano! Kara! Help!

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I fell in love with a piano! Kara! Help!
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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 5:04pm

Today my brother asked if I'd go with him to the piano store a few blocks down to pick a piano.

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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 5:13pm

Ashley, when I saw this thread I was so worried you'd fallen for one of those 100-year-old giant uprights that people are always trying to get rid of... piano tuners say they're not worth what you'd pay to have them fixed up, they usually need so much work.

But this piano you're looking at looks like the one I have, which is an apartment-sized piano.

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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 5:29pm
Thanks so much for your response! I'm looking around on line but I don't see another like it. It looks like other Chickerings are on Ebay for 800-1200 but who knows the condition they are in.

We're running out to lunch and I'm going to try to wear Ted down about it. LOL. The way I figure it, if we decide we don't want a piano, we can just put it on Craigs list and sell it for relatively close to the same price. I'm not sure how we can lose here...He feels like he wants proof that someone is going to play it. I get that, but I also just like the look of it as a work of art - that also is functional and awesome.
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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 8:24pm

We went to lunch and Ted is still not so crazy about the idea.

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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 10:05pm
get the piano!!!:D
and no, you were hearing some caillou or something in the background LOL


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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 2:03pm

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Sun, 10-10-2010 - 2:13pm

Ashley, I was just thinking about your piano at the same time.

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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 8:07pm
So what happened?
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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 9:11pm

Well, what happened was that poor Chickering had a fatal flaw - all kinds of terrible problems.

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Sun, 03-27-2011 - 9:13pm

Oh, and it is made in the USA - I think in 2007?

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Mon, 03-28-2011 - 9:03am
I know nothing and I mean nothing about pianos, so I was reading this with interest. All I can tell you is that I like the look of the Baldwing better then Chickering.