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Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 25 May 2008, 01:23
by sama.van

First hello, I'm new!
I just found the website with a basic research on google.

I'm actually in an emergency to sell my Keyboard.

I'm Thomas, French and in England for 3 months.
But I must already to leave next month (27th June) for Japan.

I don't have any possibility to do a moving house this time because this is too expensive. Then I must to sell my precious piano (amd it really breaks heart >_<).

This is a Clavinova CLP-840 and I already tried to sell it on a lot of websites (ebay, ...).

Because this community appears to know a lot in instrument subject, I'd like to know if 450£ for this keyboard is too expensive.

My second question could be : do you know a good way to sell a piano? some shops? websites? other?

Thank you by advance for you help.


(I also sell some Japanese music books for Piano :

I add a screen of my keyboard :


Posted: 25 May 2008, 16:12
by markymark
Comment allez-vous? Ca fait un bail que je n'ai pas parlé le français! Alors, maintenant, je vais saisir l'occasion! :) Quand j'étais a l'université, j'étudais le français jusqu'a la fin de la premiere année de ma licence. Comment se fait-il que vous voyagerez au Japon? Est-ce que vous etes un étudiant?

En ce qui concerne votre question du CLP 840, pour ceux qui ne parlent pas le francais et qui veulent lire ce message, mieux vaut continuer en anglais!

The CLP840, as far as I can see, was in production and sale around 1998. Basically you have a digital piano that is ten years old. Some of the new mid-range models, of which the CLP840 is one, are selling for around &pound;800/900 and they are only 2 years old!

I think it would be a good idea to try selling for around 300-350GBP and try Ebay again. A cheaper and possibly more successful way to sell your keyboard would be to advertise in your local paper. At least with one-to-one meetings with potential buyers, you can barter your price and agree on a deal. As people like to try instruments before they buy, this is often the more acceptable option for people, particularly with so much scepticism and fears about Ebay and online purchasing.

J'espere que cela vous aidera a vendre votre instrument! Bonne chance!

Posted: 25 May 2008, 22:26
by sama.van
Merci beaucoup!
Ah que ca fait du bien de pouvoir lire un peu de francais!

Then I changed the price : 325£
- on Ebay :
- on stufff4Sale : ... 1840316742
- on buy me sell me :
- on GumTree :

If you know another place for that , i'll take it!!!
I also contact some shop and one person advise me to phone to the Stuart Garden shop... Do you think it could be a good way?

markymark : when you speak to someone on intenet you can use "tu" because "vous" is for respect people you don't know... and internet is a cool place I think, French people use only "tu" :)

About the Japan, I'm a 3d artist in the game industry, and this 3 last years was not really good remembers for me (it was my first 3 years too...), then I leave everything, sell everything. Take one bag, my laptop and my Hdd, and I start a crazy adventure :).

Posted: 26 May 2008, 17:23
by markymark
That's okay. I remember our teachers always going on about using vous unless you have been invited to "tutoyer"! :)

Well it seems that you have online advertising covered and I think if anyone is going to buy it online, your range of adverts will certainly give them a good chance of doing so.

Definitely consider the local paper. It has always worked better for me and it is surprising how many people actually read the classifieds! It's also cheaper too!

Posted: 31 May 2008, 20:57
by sama.van
I only come for thank you a last time.

When I changed the price as you said I started to recieve lot of questions from other people.

And finally the last day, it was the war on ebay, some people came and the price was 350£ and I obtained 461£. ... :IT&ih=011

The piano left my house this afternoon!

Merci beaucoup!

For the end, I also sell some books for piano...
But this is video game music like Final Fantasy, etc...
If someone is interested you can find the price of the books onb this links :

Posted: 31 May 2008, 21:28
by markymark
Congratulations! That was more than what you initially asked for! I think you did well out of that sale.

Glad things worked out for you! Hope all goes well for you in Japan! :wink:

Reste en contact!

Re: Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 29 Jul 2013, 12:40
by Peterpilzke
Also heck Clavinova CLP and CVP here - ist a private site and good for all those information

Re: Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 04 Feb 2014, 22:40
by markymark
But it's in German. That won't suit most readers on this site!

Re: Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 08 Feb 2014, 23:42
by athomik
markymark wrote:But it's in German. That won't suit most readers on this site!
If anyone needs anything written in German translated, let me know. I have no problem reading the website. ;-)

Re: Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 11 Feb 2014, 18:26
by markymark
Ich auch! :)

Re: Keyboard - Clavinova CLP-840

Posted: 26 May 2014, 07:27
by Jason_3
Thanks for the post!