When do we return the rental flute and buy?
March 7, 2010 7:19 PM Subscribe
When you do stop renting a children's musical instrument (flute) and just buy it? Where is the best source?
posted by wenestvedt to shopping (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My fifth-grade daughter has started playing the flute. The local rental place charges $17 a month, which isn't too expensive, but at what point do we stop renting and buy it? What does a children's flute cost, and where can I buy one cheaply?
It's her first instrument and she's not taking lessons, so that's why we rented (duh). She's become reasonably proficient in a couple of months, and I don't object to spending money on music, but the rental place is scaring us with some story about "This flute costs $600!!" when they talk about insurance.
Is craigslist or ebay or somewhere else the best place for a secondhand flute (or other instrument, for the sake of argument)? And $600 is crazy...right? Thanks for any suggestions.