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pastorpest Buying Undervalued Instruments - Ethics? (56* d) RE: Buying Undervalued Instruments - Ethics? 16 Jul 00

Recently my mother-in-law passed away. She was a fine pianist, church organist, trained singer, piano teacher, singing teacher, and school music teacher. We kept the grand piano. She had already given me her recorders and some of her music. Now I have all the song books and folk related music. In the basement of her home, which I am clearing out to sell the house are boxes and boxes of music. The point is that when I find a good home for the music, I am grateful it will be valued and used. Getting paid what it is worth is secondary. Organ music, choral music, classical chamber music are going to different people. The family is simply glad to find homes for mother's music. Finally the proprietors of a second hand book store who deal in music, and from whom I have purchased some great out-of-print folk music are taking the remainder. What we will be paid, if anything is a secondary issue.

So if you get a bargain, musically speaking, the seller may be simply grateful that the instrument/music is going to a good home. Why assume the seller is taken advantage of?

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