An excellent resource for someone starting out is PianoBuyer.com
. I strongly recommend you read the chapters related to piano purchases.
Next, decide on your budget and whether you want new or used. The internet is an excellent resource to help show you what you'll get for your money. DO NOT under any circumstances consider getting a 'FREE' piano. Free pianos are not free, as I will discuss in a separate FAQ post on this website. If you do get a free piano, call someone else. No joke.
If buying used in a private sale, contact me about having an assessment done before you make the deal. This is a good spend and can save you from making a costly mistake.
If you are considering a new piano, I will be happy to recommend local retailers and spend a few minutes with you on the phone. Lengthy consultations will be done for a fee.