Can you buy a pianola online?

Our experience shows that you can get now and then reasonable instruments for fair prices online. But the risk is higher here, because you will usually buy from a layman who cannot recognize possibly missing parts or defects - and a long-range purchase is difficult to undo. There are fortunately only few black sheep - but here as well, consider some basic rules before the purchase. If the pianola is privately sold and you cannot examine the instrument together with an expert or there is no assessment of an expert available, we would rather advise against the purchase. There are only very few experts for pianolas, so, please, contact us if you need a recommendation. Piano tuners and piano makers who do not explicitly deal with self-playing instruments, too, will be able to provide information on the acoustic piano only. At least you should ask the seller some questions and request images of the pianola's inside. Despite the recent Supreme Court (BGH) decision on your right of free return within one month in the case of commercial traders, you should avoid that burden. A purchase from traders - if at all on the Internet - is preferable because other terms of liability apply.