Yes, things are slower, and also yes, many dealers are taking advantage of this to rip off customers; 12,900 for a used N3 that is not stuck in a canal in China, but rather sitting at F***Harrison & Sons.
Do you think it goes both ways?
“Oh, we’ll pay you more for your used N3; you know, ‘cause inflation,” says F***Harrison. No, that’s not how it goes, and you can rest assured that they paid pennies for those (two) used N3s, yet they’re listing them for $12,900 each, ‘cause, you know, “delays, chip shortage, a canal, and a two-year old virus!”
And don’t fall for his “come on down” now or risk waiting for years; it’s a sales pitch, so that they can get your money now and serve you later. I assume they’ll probably allow you to cancel the order, but most people don’t want to be bothered with that + they also believe it could be “years” before they get their hands on a piano, so they don’t cancel, and simply wait, and wait, and wait……
Ironically enough, FHarrison showed several new AvantGrand models as being ‘in stock’ and ready for immediate delivery; so much for ‘waiting for years,’ or is it that FHarrison simply has better connections than all other dealers?
My advise: stay away from dealers for a while, and if you need ‘a loaner,’ buy it online from Kraft or something; because at least you’ll know that you’re paying exactly the same as the other guy, and not end up feeling like the sucker who paid $12,900 for an N3, when he could’ve had it for $6,000 (I’m sure Mac could probably get it for $5,000!)😉