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Experiences With Musician's Friend and Music 123?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassGod, Nov 19, 2005.


  1. BassGod

    BassGod

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    I was thinking of saving a bit of money by ordering a CryBaby of of the internet.

    Has anyone ordered effects from either site? Have you encountered any problems in shipping or customer service?

    Basically, of the two choices which do you prefer and why? Or, would you just pay a little extra and buy from a music shop?

    Graeme :bassist:
     
  2. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

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    I've bought ALOT of things from MF and they've been 100% reliable as a retailer.
     
  3. tbone0813

    tbone0813 Supporting Member

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    I have bought from both. MF definitely has the quickest shipping by far. Better customer service as well.
     
  4. keb

    keb

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    I've never bought anything from Music123, but I've bought a lot of stuff from MF and I've never had a problem. I'll echo the quick shipping sentiment as well.
     
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  6. specplyrz

    specplyrz Banned

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    Never had a problem with MF...have had problems with gear that was damaged during shipping, which they quickly replaced. Good company, IMO.
     
  7. xsogol

    xsogol

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    Location:
    Around Boston, Massachusetts
    I bought a combo amp from Music123...great price, fast shipping, perfect condition. I would definitely buy from them again.

    ~Tim (xsogol)
     
  8. bassist 4 life

    bassist 4 life

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    Bowling Green, Ohio
    Music123 are pretty good and reliable, I've ordered some accecories and a Digitech BP200 from them, theyre 100% reliable, if you have any questions or anything just send them an email and theyle reply really quickly, the maximum time you have to wait for a reply is 48 hours.
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    MF, fine. M123 sux.
     
  10. Indi86

    Indi86

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    Location:
    Washington, DC / Ithaca, NY
    Never order anything from either of them that's on backorder. This is when their whole system breaks down. You won't get your gear for months at that point. This is why you HAVE to phone in orders and ask them to check stock.
     
  11. WesC

    WesC

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    Dallas, TX
    Musicians Friend is bascially Guitar Center on the internet.
     
  12. Kelly Coyle

    Kelly Coyle Supporting Member

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    Location:
    Mankato, MN
    Both of them have done fine by me. Music123 has been especially accomodating my recent propensity to change my mind after the order -- it's always been "no big deal."
     
  13. Michael Jewels

    Michael Jewels

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    Location:
    Queens, N.Y.(Near JFK Airport)
    I've bought from MF about a dozen times - everything from amps, to basses, to guitars, to effects; only one thing arrived damaged and they exchanged it promptly.

    I will continue to buy from them.

    I never bought anything from 123.

    Mike
     

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