Hi everybody, I’ve had a few people ask me if Live Musician Central is all about selling products. The answer is no, Live Musician Central is all about playing in a live band. That’s why I link the words Live Band to the homepage of Live Musician Central. So why do I have so many links to products on Live Musician Central?
The reason I include so many links to products is so that you, the performing musician, can come to Live Musician Central to read about a product that will help your live band. Then you won’t have to surf the Internet for hours shopping for that specific product. The products that I put on Live Musician Central are all products that I have used and can personally recommend. The products I talk about will help you in your quest to be a better musician and a better live band.
My first goal in my product recommendations is to present you with products that I know are the best. My second goal is to help you find the very best prices from reliable sources. That’s why I have chosen Amazon.com, Musician’s Friend and eBay as my primary sources for product links on Live Musician Central. Each of these three sources have qualities that make them the best for buying musician related products online. Let me tell you why I chose these three giant online retailers for product sourcing on this site.
Musician’s Friend is an obvious choice for a number of reasons with the top reason being that Musician’s Friend is the largest online retailer of music equipment . I know they’re not always the cheapest even though Musician’s Friend has some amazing specials and deals. Lowest pricing is not why I use Musician’s Friend. I present products from Musician’s Friend because of their fantastic exchange warranty and because of their product warranties in general. Guitarists especially know that a guitar may not have that “Special Something” when you hold it in your hands and play it. For that reason, Musician’s Friend is ideal because if you buy a guitar and you’re not inspired by it when you get it, you can return it with no questions asked. Musician’s Friend has also been very good at honoring manufacturer warranties on defective products. If you get a defective product it’s super easy to exchange it and get a replacement as long as the defect occurs within the warranty period.
I have to point out that I do link to Music123 as well. I must say that if you want the absolute best customer service you should use the Music123 links. Music123 is a subsidiary of Musician’s Friend but they step it up a notch in the customer service department. So I do include links to Music123 from time to time and have a permanent link to Music123 on the homepage.
As for why I use Amazon.com, the reasons are similar to why I use Musician’s Friend. They are huge, very good at accepting exchanges and very secure to buy from. Amazon.com has products for musician’s that Musician’s Friend doesn’t. Namely specific books, CD’s and DVD’s that I recommend on Live Musician Central. Amazon.com also has lower prices on lots of music accessories and I’m all about finding the best prices.
Amazon.com also pools together lots of smaller online retailers so you can really get some killer deals on Amazon.com. You get the added bonus of all of Amazon’s customer support and warranties even when you buy from these 3rd parties. You always get Amazon.com’s legendary online buying security while having a huge amount of purchasing options. So that’s why I link to Amazon.com.
As I said before, I’m a low price hound and you will find the lowest prices from mostly reliable sources on eBay. You may find lower prices at the odd online specialty store or Craig’s List but you won’t have the security of eBay’s Buyer Protection Policy. eBay offers secure buying and dispute resolution options between the buyer and seller that specialty stores and Craig’s List don’t. I feel that eBay is the best place to hunt for low prices and still feel safe buying. That being said, you will need to follow some simple tips when buying music equipment from eBay sellers.
There you have it, that’s why I’ve chosen Musician’s Friend, Amazon.com and eBay as product sources for all you faithful readers of Live Musician Central. I think you’re safest buying from these retailers and you have excellent pricing options from these three. So get buying that live band gear you’ve been wanting today! -Matt-
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