Bogus Website:

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by carlis, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. carlis


    Dec 28, 2005
    Disclaimer: I am not sure if this website is a fake at the current stage. Please kindly offer any relevant information, especially if you have successfully bought something from Fender Headstock Waterslide Decals - Guitar Centro.

    Here's the story.

    I've placed an order for a waterslide on that site (again, Fender Headstock Waterslide Decals - Guitar Centro) a couple of weeks ago but received no nothing so far. I have sent several emails (the first dated Mar 22!) asking for a track number, and got zero reply after a long wait.

    Has any one actually made a successful deal on that site? Or can you tell if it is a fake online store?

    Please help...
  2. Geroi Asfalta

    Geroi Asfalta Guest

    Aug 23, 2011
    I'm not sure, but I would'nt trust a site called guitar centro. It seems liks a place to trap new know....."They told me about this place called guitar central, or center, or something like that..."
  3. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    I've never heard of them but I looked up who registered the website (Whois Lookup | Domain Availability - Registration Information). Here's their contact info:

    IFfer, Editor
    IF fer
    4 rue Louis Notari
    Monaco, 980000
    [email protected]

    The contact email is a free address. If you look up the street address on Google Maps it shows a building with a sign that says Surete Publique (Public Safety) across from a Police station. I don't know if a Public Safety Building is the same thing in Monaco, but in the US it's a country jail.

    You could try calling them at +64.3545665113
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  4. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    When I was looking for a waterslide decal, I came across that site too. Seemed fishy, so I stayed away. There are certainly less sketchy options for such a product at a similar price.
  5. Sounds about as legit as
  6. wardlucas

    wardlucas Guest

    Mar 25, 2014
    I recently had an issue too. The decals I ordered were obviously just internet printouts on decal film.
  7. That would be because the companies which manufacture instruments generally don't sell their logo's to a third party company!
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  8. smcd


    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Their US address is 1060 W. Addison, Chicago IL.
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  9. theNecatoR


    Jun 23, 2012
    You can get really good quality decals from that page which I can not link here (They say they do not want to be linked) "old fret" (you know the rest). They do a really good job and they are trustworthy.
    I have bought two sets so far, but I have not used them yet, because I never got around re-finishing the headstock of my basses.
  10. Paul Kania

    Paul Kania Guest

    Oct 8, 2015
    You guys don't know what your talking about with GUITARCENTRO , I just order 2 fender jaguar decals on Saturday night, today, Wednesday after just got in the mail the two fender jaguar decals look identical to the images of the wed site, plus they sent me a ahit load of decals I didn't even prefer but since I have a buisness from home modifing necks with block inlay fender vintage correct , binding re fret obviously after binding, they sent my my 2 Fender Jaguar decals, 4 all different fender stratocaster decals , 2 fender telecaster decals and a big square pice of white decal paper with 3 "custom shop v shape decals each different style, 3 serial numbers for the back of the head stock or lower back by rear heal and two extra offset countour body 4 original contour bode decals and 2 made in USA

    AND I ONLY PAID 19. Free shipping about 4 days ago though the website say Florida but postage from California


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  11. Paul Kania

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    Oct 8, 2015

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  12. nutdog

    nutdog when I'm a good dog they sometimes throw me a bone

    Feb 19, 2009
    in the dog house
    Resurrecting to add that I ordered a jazz bass decal for a refin (chill, it's a real fender jazz). Like the post above they sent it along with a bunch of others for "practice". Some looked ok but the two JB decals were poor quality. The "Fender" was blurry, like a copy of a copy, and the "Trade Mark" was not centered properly. They offer a 30 day refund. I tried to contact through their website and each time I received an auto email saying the request was submitted properly but they never followed up. Tried to contact through paypal, again nothing. Filed paypal dispute, they didn't respond, I got a paypal refund.


    Don't waste your time with "guitarcentro". Their site says they have several stores in FL but they don't. They mail USPS from CA as Import Plus Consortium.

    Ordered from here Fender Jazz Bass Decals - Headstock Waterslide Decal same price with nice results.
  13. broadcasterguy


    Mar 28, 2020
    GUITARCENTRO.COM IS A SCAMMER SITE. They are shipped out of a po box in Santa Ana, CA. I live in another state.
    I bought two decals last week and received them on Monday this week. I had a feeling that the site was bad. I immediately felt like the credit card form was off. The decals are pixelated garbage.
    I emailed guitarcentro back and told them I want a full refund, or I would call my credit card company to dispute the charge. I got no response.
    On Friday, some one tried to pay for $90 of food using my credit card number at Benihana in Anaheim. just a few miles from Santa Ana. I rarely use that card. I KNOW it was this dirtbag. He obviously had a card made with my cc info saved onto the mag strip. Luckily my credit card company rejected the charge.
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  14. Bob McAlister

    Bob McAlister 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    'Old Fret'.com Has THE BEST headstock decals!!!!!!
  15. Can you give me more details on how to find "Old Fret"? I just blew $12 at Guitar Centro and then had to block my credit card (after several random scam attempts to use it in Santa Ana!) So, I'm not having a good week so far. Your assistance in contacting the decal-friendly business you know as "Old Fret" would be greatly appreciated. :)
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  16. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Supporting Member

    Well, I imagine making waterslide decals is a way to pass the time, if you're locked up in the local hoosegow. I wonder... did they try to cheat at chemin-de-fer in the casino....?:whistle::whistle:
  17. Lenny JG

    Lenny JG

    Aug 3, 2019
    It's defunct
  18. Thanks for checking for me! I'll just have to find another option...
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    "If only I had searched this topic in the forum first..."
    (Yea, they got me too.... :( )

    Email: [email protected]

    DBA 1: Guitar Centro Musical Group
    3350 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90010

    3 Rue De l’Atlas
    Paris 75019

    Note: Both addresses are fraudulent, and both 714 (Santa Ana, California) phone numbers are currently owned by local SA residents (not Los Angeles). [email protected] is simply an email that feeds an auto-responder! It is directly linked to successfully completed transactions that have processed through the online shopping cart. First, you'll receive an auto-response email after your purchase. A few minutes later you will receive an auto-response email "invoice" that your order is "being processed". loll... When they charge your Credit Card, the transaction is always listed as WWW.MCNBUSA.COM. You will never directly connect with anyone related to this business. Their email address is only meant for completing transactions. By the way...

    Since is a global leader in the rapidly expanding health and wellness industry. I'm pretty sure they're not currently selling Fender head-stock decals in Santa Ana, CA, on the side...

    If you don't take steps to block your credit card, you might start to see random purchases from the Southern California area (as I and many others have, over the past 10 years).

    Live and Learn,
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2022
  20. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    I hope it gets better.