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"The main reason I am writing this review is my surprise at the large number of highly negative reviews Music123 has on this site!I have ordered from Music123.com only 3 or 4 times, the most recent being this year for a copy of Sonar 8.5, but have had good luck with them each time. I have found they have a good selection, competitive prices, quick shipping and good packaging. (I am speaking only of my experiences which have been consistent).Their price match/beat policy got me a very good price on Sonar, although I think it depends on the sales rep who happens to get your request.Obviously it pays to be cautious in dealing with online merchants, but in my case, Music123 has always been a top notch merchant."
"This company is terrible. Ordered a bunch of stuff. Then I get a call "verifying" my order. I brought up that the rebate offer didnt work. She told me I would get store credit, when the rebate stated "100 off at checkout". I was not going to settle for store credit, and I am glad I didnt. Then I asked her if my order was going to arrive when expected.... NOT EVEN CLOSE. I was supposed to have it today, and they just decided for me to wait the enitre weekend. AND I PAID FOR OVERNIGHT SHIPPING.TERRIBLE COMPANY.... STAY AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE."
"I tried to order 2 times with them, but both times after 2 weeks I get the e-mail they cancelled my order. No reasons why. I contacted them by e-mail (calling from the Netherlands is quite expensive) and they said its a problem with my creditcard.I am ordering lots of stuff in de US and NEVER I had this problem. And why don't they try to contact me about it? They are cheap, but I also can be cheap when I don't deliver. "
"Placed an order for band shoes on July 1st ,my freshman son needed them on July 31st (tomorrow). On the Music123 site it said that there was 10-12 day backorder on them. That still gave me plenty of time. So, I placed the order. 3 Weeks later I still hadn't heard anything, no shipping notice, no communication at all from Music123. I called them and spoke with a very surly young lady who kept insisting that she "had nothing to do with what it said on the website". She couldn't give me any information at all about my order and her only response was to offer to E-mail her supervisor. When I received the supervisor's E-mail the next day it was a form letter stating that the marching shoes were on backorder and that Music123 "is in constant communication with their suppliers". ( How about some communication to the customer??!) No explanation or estimated ship date were given.I haven't heard anything since that E-mail and cancelled the order today. This means that I now have to scramble to find these shoes as fast as possible, with the added cost of having them shipped overnight.Do NOT order from Music123, NO communication and you will NOT receive your order.Oh, I paid with Paypal, so Music123 has had my money for a month now!"
"This is, by far, the worst company to work with. The delivery was delayed for several weeks and the item was not sent until I called to inquire. The item sent was a used model rather than the new one I ordered. It was defective (electronics did not work). When I sent it back they agreed to send a shipping label, which they never did. I sent it at my own expense. They claimed to have credited the shipping fee, but they have not. they have also not credited my account for the purchase price, three weeks after the defective item was received by them (UPS tracking data). They have a great variety of excuses, including, "we are backed up", "we just switched computer systems". I will never do business with this company again."
"A+! The test of an online merchant is not routine sales, but how they respond when there's a problem.These guys were great! I purchased a $20 tuner/metronome that failed after 10 days. Called on a Sunday, got thru to cust serv immediately. They cheerfully said, "Don't bother returning it; the shipping/handling will be more than the item value. Just toss it and we'll send you a replacement."And they did. Their trust in me (that I wasn't trying to rip them off) increases my trust in them, and I'll definitely shop there again."
"Today is June 1st. After receiving the incorrect tracking number, I received the correct tracking number and FedEx shows that the item is scheduled for delivery tomorrow 6/2/09. The Customer Service Rep seemed a little annoyed because i asked if the item was new or blemished. You cannot knock a person for asking after such crappy service. Anyone who is thinking of buying from this company BEWARE! Look at the complaints here--It is just about the same. Horrible Customer Service wrong orders shipped, insanely late deliveries and no help. BEWARE!!!!!I had my wife purchase for me a Gallien Krueger GLX 810 Cabinet for my birthday. The information went through and they put the order under her name because the credit card was in her name in order not to "delay" shipping. What a joke! It too 7 days just to "process" the order but not 7 days to take the money! I am still waiting for the cabinet. My wife received a call on 5/27/09 stating that the cabinet will not be delivered until 6/2/09--Goes completely against their "Guaranteed Delivery" statement. Should have just paid the tax and gone to Guitar Center. The rep was wonderful in setting up the order---the rest is questionable."
"On 4/15/09 I ordered a Nady SMPS-1X Phantom Power Supply from Music123.com with UPS 2nd day shipping. Music123.com shipped my order the same day that I ordered it. The item was delivered two days later (4/17/09) as specified. Shipping was very fast and reasonable. It doesn't get any better than that. "
"Ordered the Shure SCL4's on 12/22 knowing full well that they were on backorder. The problem is that people who ordered the same Shures after me were having their orders fulfilled before me. Lousy logistics at their distribution center. Finally canceled after more than a month of waiting. To their credit, they did refund quickly and without hassle. Just shop at musiciansfriend instead which is their sister company, nothing but good service from them."
"I ordered a $479 virtual keyboard product called Omnisphere six days before Christmas and paid 2nd day delivery to get to me well in advance.The order never arrived.The day after Christmas, I called customer service. They said my card didnt go through so the order was never sent. However, as he said this and tried the card, it went through. -->This card has a $10,000 limit."
"Promised 2-day shipping turned out to be (at least) 6-day shipping, the day after Christmas. All items were in stock and 2-day shipping was guaranteed to arrive by 12/24 (ordered on 12/20). Delivery is scheduled for 12/26 now. Looks like Musicians' Friend is my new best friend, not Music123."
"I ordered three items from Music123.com. The shipping wasn't fast, but that turned out to be the least of my problems. When I received the three items (an electronic drum cymbal, a clamping arm to attach it, and a small accessory), they were in a large box with absolutely no packing material at all. No bubble wrap, paper, styrofoam, or air-filled bladders at all. Knowing how UPS treats its packages, I immediately called for a return and full refund. It took them almost 24 hours to email me the return shipping label, and that's after an initial estimate that I'd receive the label via email "in an hour or less". I had to call back three times to get the label. I've yet to see the refund, but the items are still in transit back to their warehouse.I've ordered countless things from widely different sources on the internet, and have *never* seen something less professionally packed, even on eBay!There's no way in hell I'd ever even consider ordering from this site again. Stay away!"
"Waited over one week for order to ship and it never did. Canceled order. There are too many more reliable on-line music stores. No need to buy from Music123 again."
" I bought a guitar from Music123.com on August of 2007. As part of the promo for signing up with their Music123 Card, it was stated that an additional 10% will be deducted from my purchase price after 60 days. In addition, Music123 has a price match guarantee that lasts for 45 days. Now, I have found a merchant that sells the guitar for about $40 less. I promptly called Music123 about this (this was way before the 45 day time period) and they readily deducted the difference from my account. Months passed. In December of that year, I checked my account and noticed that the 10% off was still not reflected. I called up Music123 and they made me call HSBC to fix it. Now HSBC claimed that I need to call Music123 for this. I called up music123 again, and now they claimed that the 10% was already awarded to me!!! Upon further investigation, they thought the price match they granted WAS the 10% discount. Now, they promised to contact HSBC about this and resolve it. They also promised to call me back about it. They did not keep their word. This went on for a few months till I got tired of it and gave up. I did call HSBC again in the meantime, and surprise surprise, they referred me back to Music123.Now, I was very dissatisfied with this transaction. But I did buy from them again. I am very disgusted with HSBC for one. I think I will never use my Music123 card again"
"On June15, purchased several items online with order total above US$ 2000.00. Very late shipment. As of today, June 19, only 1 of 7 items has been shiped. Items listed as In Stock are not and need to be backordered. Orders above a certain dollar amount require a call to customer service from your billing phone line to verify, delaying the order processing further. No on-line tracking for most items, only the item of an order that ships first. Contradictory statements as to availability and shiping dates from customer service. Will avoid using this company in the future. Compared to other online outlets, these folks have no business selling online. Dealing with them is like a trip back to the 1970s.As Music123 was unable to specify a delivery date, wound up cancelling the entire order before receiving any partial shipments. Was told by customer service rep that I'll be refunded the entire purchase amount as soon as they receive the items back from UPS. "