Six months ago, I sold my piano for $200 on Craigslist because it was just not suitable for an apartment. It was a beautiful spinet piano, but it was just too loud. My neighbors on the third floor could hear me practicing! We even put a sheet of felt between the hammers to soften the volume, but it wasn't very effective. I was sad to see it go, but it really was essential.
About the same time, I purchased a digital piano on Ebay for $400. It was a very simple used Yamaha model, exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately, it didn't have a stand. A friend graciously lent us their "X" style stand to use until we found something suitable. My husband made plans to build a stand with scrap wood that he gets free from work. I was a bit skeptical if I would ever see it finished, as he has very little leisure time.
A couple of weeks ago, he started measuring, cutting, sanding, and painting, and on his day off (July 5), he finished it! I was so excited! It is really beautiful, and it looks so professional!
The only things purchased were paint, nails, nuts, and brackets. I would say the total cost was around $20!