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Finding stock during a pandemic

Chris Hammond

Christmas this year is very different to other years due to many knock on effects from the pandemic.

Back in March 2020 Yamaha’s component suppliers in China closed for 3 months, which meant production on most models of Yamaha keyboards and pianos halted. Added to this, lockdown brought boredom to many families, and pianos and keyboards started “selling like hot cakes”.

We were fortunate to sell over 400 pianos, keyboards & organs in that 3 month period, and it was in fact even tricky to keep up with demand, leaving us having to panic-buy all the instruments we could get hold of.

Stock availability hasn’t really improved since then- and the only models in better supply now are the keyboards and portable digital pianos. Us at ePianos  however “stuck our neck out” putting in large forward orders to Yamaha back in June in the hope that we would have plenty of stock for the busy November and December period and whilst the pandemic continued.

We are now thankful to be in a strong position, with over 450 new and used pianos, organs and keyboards in stock and more stock due in the next couple of weeks, so we’re really pleased to be able to provide you with a large choice of instruments and finishes, all in stock and ready to ship overnight from our ePianos warehouse in Banbury, Oxfordshire, ready for Christmas!

We’ve made endless videos to help you select the right model that will suit your needs the best, and we’re at the end of the phone to give individual advice, or ready to answer your emails or even chat to you on our “live chat “ facility which you’ll find on the bottom right hand side of our web pages.

We have plenty of Yamaha P125, P45, P121, YDP series, SX900 and Genos models in our warehouse, and even some Clavinovas.

So check out our website, we have great stock available at the moment. Whilst more is on order – be aware there’s a new holdup. The UK ports are struggling to keep up with the amount of cargo ships trying to bring in extra stock – so snap it up quick as it’s much more scarce this year and we predict it’s going to run out sometime between now and Christmas.

Chris Hammond Manager
Chris is the manager of ePianos.co.uk and the driving force behind the demonstration, comparison and review videos that we feature on our website. He is responsible for overseeing all areas of the sales and marketing team, with extensive product knowledge and many years of experience as a musician and composer.
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In line with the latest Government guidance regarding the control of the spread of the Covid 19 virus, we are pleased to announce the re-introduction of customer visits to our store.

Should you wish to visit us, we are asking that you get in touch to make a booking in advance by contacting us either via email on sales@epianos.co.uk or by phone on (01295) 266 788, or by using the form at the bottom of this page.

This way, we can ensure the safety of both you and our staff, by limiting the number of people present in one space at any time.

Important Notes

In order to maximise ventilation, we are using our store foyer for demonstrations. The space restriction of our foyer area means that we are able to offer the demonstration of up to three upright digital pianos at any one time, so on booking, we will clarify with you which models you are interested in seeing and/or assist with your choices if necessary.

We are asking that, upon arrival, all customers (who are medically able to) wear a face mask for the duration of their visit. We will also provide sanitising hand gel which we will ask you to apply. The NHS Track and Trace scanning code will also be available.

Click & collect from our warehouse in Banbury is still available – please enquire on sales@epianos.co.uk or by phone on (01295) 266 788 to make arrangements to use this service.

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We offer competitive part-exchange values, and we also buy digital pianos, keyboards and organs for cash.

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