When we came to look at this house before purchasing it, there wasn't much furniture left. But there was a beautiful baby grand piano in the living room. We tried to write it into our offer, but the sellers wouldn't go for it. And now, 6 months later, we have our own baby grand being delivered.
I've had my eye on Kijiji since we moved in, watching for an inexpensive baby grand. We've seen some that are affordable, and some that were way out of our reach. I'm no concert pianist so I don't need a $20,000 piano. We actually taped out a spot for one in the living room, just to see if it would fit.
On Sunday one popped up that caught my eye. It was located about 20 minutes from us, and was listed as "make an offer". Now I'm not one to email with a low ball. When I post items on Kijiji, I hate it when people email asking if I'll take 25% of my asking price. So I didn't really know what to do. I knew a piano wasn't really in the budget, but at the same time it could be a good opportunity to get one cheap. On Monday I finally gave in and emailed with what I figured would be a very insulting offer. To my surprise, I received an email back that I was the only offer, and we were heading down to see it within an hour.
It's not in perfect condition, but it's now ours. It's being delivered on Saturday and I can't wait to get out some of my old lesson books and start playing again. Made in 1919, it's a FAHR baby grand, finished in mahogany with the original ivory keys. Unfortunately two of the keys are chipped and some of the veneer has chipped off, but it's still a beautiful piece and it sounds amazing. I'll post some more pictures this weekend, once we have it in it's new home.