Used Steinway pianos are some of the most beautiful accoutrements that one can purchase. The price of these pianos new are a major cost that individuals have to endure, but there is a much cheaper option that will allow everyone to have one to use and show off. There are some companies that offer Steinways used, but there are a few steps that individuals need to take before taking the plunge and purchasing a piano. One of these steps is to go to the store in question and check out the stock that they have. Make sure to actually sit down at the piano and see how it sounds. Experience players know that there are minor variations in the overall sound of a Steinway; make sure to play a song or two to see exactly how the piano sounds. Make sure to look at all sides of the piano when you are in the market – high, low, top-side and underneath. There may be scratches or other wear; make sure to discuss anything that you see with the salesperson. Heck, you may be able to cut off a few dollars off of a cost. Finally, see if they can deliver the piano to you – those things are enormously lunky and hard to move.