How to sell your Piano online

Publish Date: 22 January 2022
Create space by selling your piano

Do you want to create additional space in your home?

Perhaps it’s time to redecorate, or maybe your child has lost interest in playing the piano. If you are looking to sell your piano online, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here, we share our tips for selling pianos online and where you are likely to enjoy the most success. 

Piano Selling Tips

The first stage before selling your piano is to prepare. That includes collating information about your instrument, determining its worth, giving it a thorough clean, and taking high-quality photos.

Gather information

It’s important to have as much detail as possible at your fingertips so you can answer questions from potential buyers. That includes factual information such as the piano’s brand, model and serial number. Make a note as well of how long you’ve owned it, as well as dates for when it was most recently tuned and serviced.

Of course, have a figure in mind for what it’s worth. You might be asked too where the piano is located now in case logistics is an issue. 


A picture can be worth a thousand words, which is why when selling a piano online you will want to make sure you take the best possible photos. Consider the lighting, and make sure the surroundings are tidy. Use a good camera too that will generate a high-resolution image. One picture can make it so much easier to sell a piano than any carefully-crafted description.

Clean your piano

Your piano, like anything you’re attempting to sell, needs to look its best to justify the price you’re asking for. Every piano’s interior suffers from at least some wear and tear. It can also be dusty and dirty. If you are unsure of how best to approach cleaning your piano, seek professional advice. You don’t want to unwittingly do any damage, especially at this stage.

Sell your piano online

Where is the best place to sell my piano online?

If you are looking to sell your piano online, there are several options available. Many sellers choose to use platforms such as Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, and eBay, but there is also an option of selling directly to a piano store.

If you choose to sell your piano using any of these platforms, you may be able to earn more than you would by selling to a piano specialist, but there are other considerations to be made. 

Using these websites means you will have to spend a lot of time corresponding with potential buyers, answering questions, arranging appointments to show them the piano, and dealing with multiple people without any guarantee of a sale. 

You will likely have to commit a lot of time to find a buyer and, often, you will find that people attempt to haggle to avoid paying the asking price.

There are rare occasions when the piano you’re selling is exactly what someone is looking for, and they will happily pay what you want. However, in most cases, you will receive lower offers which are to be expected from online marketplaces. 

As a result, many sellers increase their asking price to account for this. Alternatively, they will identify the price as non-negotiable to avoid enduring protracted negotiations.

Sell your piano online with Markson Pianos

If the idea of entering into a digital marketplace to sell your piano does not appeal, there is the alternative of selling to a piano store like Markson Pianos. 

We often buy from individuals who simply do not have the time to commit to selling a piano, and want to ensure they get a fair price from a reputable company.

For our team to provide you with a better idea of whether we would be interested in buying your piano, we would require the following details:

  • Manufacturer
  • Serial number
  • Case style and finish
  • Piano’s age and condition
  • Is it overstrung or straight strung? (because as we only take overstrung examples)

If we do decide to buy your piano, our team of transporters can collect it from your property, free of charge. If you would like to find out more about how to sell your piano to us, feel free to visit our dedicated Buy My Piano page where there are more details and a contact form. You can also email us with photos of your piano at