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  • Hi, all, I’m pretty sure that every institution will vary by state laws and even private schools have some limitations. I used trade-ins where possible, but as was mentioned, dealers were reluctant and wouldn’t offer much. In California, as part of ...

  • I am in a similar situation - of our 95 pianos, nearly 3/4ths of our 54 grands are over 50 years old, and only 11 pianos are younger than 20 years old (and only 3 of those are grands). Luckily the repair/maintenance budget has been enough that we've at ...

  • At BYU we kept uprights for around 20 years, then sold them. That is the point where the pianos are still in reasonable shape, so we could get a good price. (We reconditioned them prior to selling) Years ago we bought P22s for $2000 and 20 years later ...

  • We have great difficulty in NM due to an "anti-donation" clause in the state constitution, which means we have to jump through many hoops to go outside the state umbrella. Under the umbrella, meaning within state governmental agencies, we are pretty free ...

  • What did we do with old inventory? For starters, a few of our retired uprights and grands went to the “UCLA Piano Project” headed up by a student who wanted to see old pianos placed in student frequented common areas of the school, i.e., coffee shops, ...

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