Tips on Buying a New Piano
The purchase of a new or used piano can be an overwhelming experience. I receive calls from people who started the process with enthusiasm, only to find themselves confused and discouraged. My best advice is to take your time and connect with a piano technician who can help you with your questions.
You need to ask yourself if the advice you're receiving is coming from someone who has a vested interest in selling you something. If so, they should not be your only source of information.
Once you've narrowed down your search to a particular piano, then have it evaluated by a qualified piano technician. This will involve a fee, but it is money well spent.
Tips on Buying a Piano - http://www.ptg.org/resources-buyingAPiano.php
Larry Fine's Acoustic & Digital Buyers Guide- www.pianobuyer.com