As a guitar and piano player for many years, I have purchased musical instruments online a lot of times.
Nowadays, there are lot of scams online and many people might get misled because of the abundance of information available. I, myself, have encountered several websites online which tried to scam me.
However, buying musical instruments online is far easier because, there is a variety of products to choose from. Sometimes, looking for music stores in our neighborhood might be exhausting.
But, since there are too many scammers, how can we be sure that we have secured an honest and good deal for us? In this article I will share my tips and websites I often visit when I need to purchase a musical instrument.
Keep in mind that these are just my preferences. There are many music stores online nowadays and I believe that you will be able to find what you need, whether you choose to purchase from a website that I listed or not. I will also list some tips for you, please take the time to read them because they might save you for getting scammed.
Websites to visit
There are many websites that sell musical instruments and other music equipment online today, all you need to do is look for them. Conducting research is important, especially when you want to purchase something big and expensive, like a musical instrument. Luckily, in this article I did the research for you and you can trust these websites just like I did.
One of my top picks. These websites offer several discounts too. Shipping was fast when I ordered, but this depends on where you want to receive your products too. On this website there is a variety of music equipment too, I remember browsing for hours when I discovered it for the first time.
Thomann is one of the most trusted brands out there. Many well – known artists trust their products. I was really satisfied when I first purchased from them. It surely offers more than a music store in the neighborhood. You might find some products there expensive but I can assure you that you’re buying quality and trusted products.
Another great website you won’t regret looking at. You can find all your favorite brands and different kinds of music equipment and musical instruments too. Their website is user-friendly and you can choose whether you are in Europe or US, so that the website helps you find the best deal.
I listed them last because I thought you probably know about this website. Apart from music equipment, Amazon offer several other things and is trusted by many people. I must say that they are doing a great job with the music instruments too. Most of you know perks they offer, for example several discounts. You need to check them out here.
That is my current list of websites that offer great products and trusted services online. My music experience is continuous though and I still need to explore other websites too. So, it the next months I will upload an updated list of more websites that I find online. Now, it’s time for the tips I promised.
Tip #1: Feel free to ask
Ask the website support team, me, your friends and family. Don’t hesitate, just ask. If you feel that you are stuck and don’t know which is the best decision, ask and you will receive an answer.
Ask me, as a fellow music enthusiast, as a friend. I will be more than happy to give you more information on what you need. After all, I’ve been in your shoes, I had to ask other people online too. I might tell you something that you don’t know didn’t realize. I’m here for you!
You family and friends care about you. If one of them plays a musical instrument or has bought something online, you can always get their advice. If they find out that you are interested about music, they will get excited, that’s how us, music lovers are.
Tip #2: Don’t trust suspicious websites or individuals
And how am I supposed to know if a website or individual is suspicious or not?, you might ask. It is difficult to find out if someone is tricking you into scamming. However, there are some features that almost every scamy website has.
There is not much information available: They may have several products, but they won’t describe them thoroughly. There may not be ratings. Also, while purchasing, they might ask for your credit card information without asking ex. for your address, your name etc. Be extra careful there.
You may find articles online that clearly state that the website you visited is a scam. The Internet is a free place nowadays and everyone can freely speak their opinion. So, trust the other consumers and don’t make mistakes people before you made. Conduct your research first and buy later.
Tip #3: Keep every information that states you purchased a product
That includes receipts, the website information etc. If you eventually purchase but still have worries about your website, keep all the proof available in order to show it in case the website owners don’t believe you. After all, mistakes often happen online, so your order might not be delivered correctly or not at all. You need to be able to claim it, when and if the time comes.
Now, go get the guitar of your dreams!
Or any kind of musical instrument or equipment you might want:)
After reading my article there is little to no possibility that you will get scammed online, when it comes to music equipment. You need to be careful at all times, but don’t let that discourage you from buying the music instrument of your dreams. Life is short, therefore we should enjoy it.
Why not get your musical instrument and learn how to play it now? This is your chance!
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