Find out the age of your piano
If you are looking at buying a used piano from an individual, please realize there are many factors to consider to evaluate a piano. As I stated on my homepage a piano is not just a piece of furniture. It is also a musical instrument. We charge $30 for an analysis and diagnosis of used pianos. It may cost a small amount to save a lot in the long run. I have many stories of how someone paid hundreds of dollars for an old antique upright only to find out they needed to spend hundreds more just to get it to playing condition. You can check here for more information.