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post #21 of 137
How crappy. One of the worst things someone can do (IMO) is tell a child one thing and then not follow through.

I'm sorry. Perhaps you can still find a different way?
post #22 of 137
Awww, that is awful. Poor little guy. Guitar Center has financing, right? Could you maybe make payments on one? Have you tried eBay, craigslist, etc? Do you have a local college that has a music program? Maybe their bulletin boards would have stuff for sale.

Oh, duh...I see above that you already checked out craigslist and stuff. I hope one turns up for your son! I am very passionate about music...it makes my world go 'round. I can relate to how he feels about it.
post #23 of 137
Wow, I won't say what I'm thinking of that guy, but it isn't nice.
post #24 of 137
I know you said you've been looking but I've seen pianos listed on my local freecycle a few times before. Maybe something will come up. You should at the very least post a "want" ad on FC and CL an if you have it, Kijiji too. Sometimes people just assume that things are not wanted or never bother to list them... If they see a want ad, it may make them think again.

LP
post #25 of 137
Im so sorry. Hugs & love to your little guy.

Something will pop up, I just know it.

Have you checked at pawn shops?
post #26 of 137
Oh mama, I'm so sorry. My sweet spectrum boy is the same way and would be crushed. My heart hurts just thinking of it for you.

post #27 of 137
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Originally Posted by DaughterOfKali View Post
He doesn't feel like spending the money. (he can afford it, he just doesn't want to do it. He's a very selfish person but I just can't believe he pulled this)
That's just awful, I'm so sorry.
post #28 of 137
Oh mama I am so sorry. I am actually in tears after reading that. Your poor DS. I so wish there was something I could do. I hope you find a keyboard for cheap soon!
post #29 of 137
Can you consider a real piano? I often used to see old uprights offered for free in the newspaper, or for super cheap. You have to have lots of people to move it or hire a piano mover though. I got my piano out of the paper for $500 about 15 years ago, it's a spinet though. I play and teach and I like real pianos, the electronic ones just aren't the same unless they're the super expensive ones, like $2000 range.
post #30 of 137
Im really sorry mama to you and your sweet boy.
post #31 of 137
DaughterOfKali where do you live? I happen to have a stand up keyboard, the keys aren't as
weighted as the better models, but it's a good solid keyboard. Your ds can have it, and I'll
deliver it to you if your within 200 miles of me. I live in Pittsburgh, Pa.

I'm praying your close. If your not maybe we can connect MDC Mama's across america. I'll deliver
it 200 miles, the next Mama can deliver it 100, the next 200, and so on. A girl can dream right?

Even if we can't get my keyboard to you, we need to make this happen. Music is a wonderful tool
in a young persons life. We can figure it out. There are so many of us here, there is no way we
can't make it work somehow.
post #32 of 137
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Originally Posted by trinity6232000 View Post
DaughterOfKali where do you live? I happen to have a stand up keyboard, the keys aren't as
weighted as the better models, but it's a good solid keyboard. Your ds can have it, and I'll
deliver it to you if your within 200 miles of me. I live in Pittsburgh, Pa.

I'm praying your close. If your not maybe we can connect MDC Mama's across america. I'll deliver
it 200 miles, the next Mama can deliver it 100, the next 200, and so on. A girl can dream right?
Is there a way to pack and ship this? If so I'd be willing to donate some paypal to the effort. if not, I would be willing to be part of a midwest traveling leg for this, and I have a friend who travels through WI & the UP from time to time if help in that area is needed-I can ask her as well. Will it break down into a car trunk?
post #33 of 137
I want to hurt people who do that to kids, especially their own kids. Dammit, what the hell is wrong with him?? Your poor son, I want to hug him too

Janna, that is such a sweet offer!
post #34 of 137
THAT UA VIOLATION! What the H kind of father is that??????? Waiting for updates..... We have to do this! I know the healing power of music and it just makes me sad, so deeply sad, that a selfish man would deprive his child of that, esp. a special needs child, as they're often the ones to get the most benefit from music!
post #35 of 137
I have a great, full-size keyboard too, if she's near me. It's very nice and I'd be happy to send it her way if the shipping wasn't too bad. This makes me want to cry, that poor boy.
post #36 of 137
DaughterOfKali - I am so sorry your son is having to deal with this. And I'm very upset his father is being such a .

Mamas - this is why I'm so glad to be a part of MDC. So many of you are reaching out, and have such huge hearts. Bless you all.
post #37 of 137
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Originally Posted by mamimapster View Post
Is there a way to pack and ship this? If so I'd be willing to donate some paypal to the effort. if not, I would be willing to be part of a midwest traveling leg for this, and I have a friend who travels through WI & the UP from time to time if help in that area is needed-I can ask her as well. Will it break down into a car trunk?
Mine is far too large to ship. I'm afraid it would cost a lot. It's a stand up, so it looks like a
upright piano but smaller. I can't even imagine the box we would put it in. I think (I will
check on this,) that it can be broken down into two pieces.

Well Sarah offered one as well. So we'll wait for DaughterOfKali to let us know her location,
and then we can plan further. If Sarah is closer, we could ship hers (I'd be more than happy to
chip in for shipping on this). If I'm closer, then I will drive it to her.
post #38 of 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by mamimapster View Post
Is there a way to pack and ship this? If so I'd be willing to donate some paypal to the effort. if not, I would be willing to be part of a midwest traveling leg for this, and I have a friend who travels through WI & the UP from time to time if help in that area is needed-I can ask her as well. Will it break down into a car trunk?
I too would donate paypal to help pay for shipping.
post #39 of 137
Thread Starter 
Alas, I'm in MA. Not exactly near any of you. But I thank you for being so kind and generous with offering keyboards!

I did have an ad up in Craigslist but the only replies that I got were for instruments that were broken.
Can't do a full size piano because I don't have a way of transporting it (vehicle or help).

Thank you so much for the support. I'm determined to get him a digital piano somehow. If I had the money, I could show up at the Guitar Center for 8am on Friday and get 20% off! That's such a great saving! Ack!
There's one called an Adagio and it's marked down to $299 but with the sale, it would only be $260. Normally, it cost $1000!!! I don't normally shop Black Friday but I sure would in this case. LOL.

Edited to add: Happy Thanksgiving (to those who celebrate).
post #40 of 137
Thread Starter 
An annoying side note: Ds's father took it upon himself to sleep over without even asking me! I got ready to go to bed and I thought he was leaving. Turns out, he went to sleep on the sofa. Wth?! So now he's here this morning (no idea why as he knows we aren't doing anything for thanksgiving) and it's bugging me that he's acting like everything's fine and dandy. :
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