I have been trying to sell my upright piano that I bought brand new 16 years ago. After I lost my job and had to settle for a considerably lower paying job, I was unable to continue my newly started piano lessons. I don't have the discipline to learn it on my own, so I decided to sell it.
I have been trying to sell the piano for the last 3 years with no success. I tried Craig's list, local community newspaper that had free advertising, tried calling a few piano teachers and music schools, and even a piano store, with no success.
The piano is in good condition because I get it tuned up every year. The piano tech gave me an estimate of how much a piano like this would cost in good economy. I am asking for about half of that. I have had no success, that is no serious buyers wanting to look at it. I did receive a couple of suspicious sounding responses on Craig's list and they were not even locals.
I hate selling it at a garage sale price because it really is a very good piano. There is nothing wrong with it, but it's just a piece of furniture in my house. If it doesn't get sold my alternative is to have to move it (costly) to my new place, which I am likely to move into, this summer. The other alternative is to just learn to play it, but I don't have the time and not a strong enough interest at this point.
I would appreciate any ideas on how to sell the piano.