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Offline Abraham

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Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« on: March 27, 2019, 10:14:19 AM »
I was offered a decent one in fair condition, with a good price I think, but I already have too many pianos so I will only take this one if its a hell of a good deal. I already have a 200A which I love.

So, what price would you expect in current market value? In Europe this things are usually more expensive than overseas in the USA.

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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2019, 03:09:08 PM »
I have no idea- condition is everything. I paid around $700-$750 for mine. Are you saying you are in Europe?
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2019, 10:39:01 PM »
Yes Im in Spain, and they asked 730€
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 08:47:20 PM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wurlitzer-270-Butterfly-Grand-Electric-Piano/283425473130?pageci=3636c555-704b-4b6b-9e49-efa58275c061

There's one currently listed on eBay UK. Asking £5000 = $6500.

May I understand $800 is a good deal for European market? Maybe they're crazy and it would never sell for such amount or anything close.
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2019, 09:18:48 PM »
I think anything below$1200 would be a good deal these days. I would never pay $6500 for any Wurlitzers

1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 05:25:57 PM »
UPDATE:

They sent a video, they had said piano worked but truth is the amp doesn't, not much info, they say they don't know. And a leg is broken also. General shape is OK but definitely not a beauty queen. Could be a fuse, a blown up amp, or even there's no amp at all inside. I wonder how they ended up with such piano in Europe, they're not even musicians.

So they asked for 400€ ($450). Do you think its still a good deal?

I offered 300€ because this is 650 miles from home, they said they have another guy offering 400€ but they willing to sell to whoever comes first. I can wait for him not to show up, but who knows...

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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 09:17:38 AM »
Omg, yes that is a good deal, even if you have to buy a replacement amp. Just remember this model is not light- at least 150 lbs. not recommended for gigging!
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2019, 09:12:16 AM »
It was sold. I pushed too hard  ::)

Anyway I would have bought it just to fix and sell back.

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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2019, 10:33:40 AM »
For what it's worth, I sold a mint condition 270 for $1200 a couple years ago.  Probably could have gotten more for it, but sold it to a friend.
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Re: Current 2019 value for a 270 baby grand
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 09:32:55 AM »
The thing about those is that they are SO big.  Functionally, there is NO reason for them to take up so much space--it's just a nice piece of furniture.  (I guess maybe the huge speakers?)  I live in New York City where floor space is everything, and people live in shoe box sized apartments, so they'd be a liability around here.  Your mileage may well vary.

Personally, if I were gonna try to find a non-portable that "looked really nice", and maybe had some of the bass response of a 270, I'd try to find a post-recall 720A, a 720B, or a 726(B). 

If I wasn't obsessed with having a wood-bodied Wurly, I'd get one of the 4-speaker consoles: a 214A, maybe, or a 203W.

I guess my point is... I wonder if the size is enough of a liability that it would make these worth less than a smaller and/or more portable model. On the other hand, there's the rarity. 

It's pretty much whatever the market will bear.
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