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Old 04-15-2012, 10:26 PM
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Default Musician's Friend coupon codes don't work on most gear?

I have never bought anything from Musician's Friend, but I notice they usually have a 10% or 15% off coupon deal going on. This weekend for example, they have a 15% deal going. However they exclude almost all of the good equipment from it (Ludwig, DW, Zildjian, etc). Have these exclusions always been the case? I seem to remember the coupons being more effective. Just to make my point, here is the list of brands the coupons don't apply to:

65 Amps, A Designs, Adam Audio, AKG, Allen & Heath, Alvarez, American Audio, American DJ, Ampeg, Antoine Courtois Paris, Aphex, Apogee, Apple, Armstrong, ART, Audio-Technica, Audix, Auralex, Avalon, Avanti, Avid, Axl, Azumi, B&S, B3 Guitars, Bach, BAM, Beat Kangz, Bedell, Behringer, Belkin, Benchmark, Benchmark Media Systems, Benedetto, Besson, Bixonic, Black Cat, Blackheart, Blue, Bogner, Bosch, Bose, Boss, Breedlove, Bricasti, Brio, BSS, Buffet Crampon, Bugera, Bundy, Carl Martin, Casio, Cerwin-Vega, Chameleon Labs, Chandler Limited, Charvel, Chauvet, Cleartone, Cloud Microphones, Conn, Cordoba, Courtois, Crate, Crown, Cusak, Daking, Dangerous Music, DBX, Dean, Death By Audio, Diamond, Digitech, Disney by Washburn, DLS, Drawmer, DW, EBS, Eden, Edirol, Elation, Electro-Harmonix, Electro-Voice, Elysia, Emerson, EMG, Eminence, EMMA, Empirical Labs, Empress Effects, Engl, Epiphone, ESP, Euphonix, Eventide, EVH, F Loree Paris, Fano, Fender, Fender Custom, Fishman, Focusrite, Fox, Fuchs, Fulltone, Furman, G7th, Galway, Gator, Gemeinhardt, Getzen, Gibson, Gibson Custom, Gibson USA, Giffin Guitars, GNI, Godlyke, Golden Age Project, Grace Design, Great Divide, Great River, Gretsch, Gretsch Drums, Gretsch Guitars, Guild, Guyatone, Hagstrom, Hans Hoyer, Hao, Harden, Harmon, Haynes, Hercules, HHB, Hohner, Holton, Ibanez, ISP Technologies, J Puchner, Jackson, JamHub, Jasmine by Takamine, JBL, Jet City Amplifiers, Jody Jazz, Jupiter, K&M, Kanstul, Kawai, Keeley, Keilwerth, King, Koll Guitars, Korg, Kramer, KRK, Kurzweil, Kush Audio, Langevin, Latin Percussion, Leblanc, Lexicon, Line 6, LovePedal, LsL Instruments, Ludwig, Luna Guitars, Mackie, Mad Professor, Malekko, Manley, Mapex, Markbass, Marshall, Martin, Martin-Leblanc, Maxon, Meinl, Meinl Weston, Mesa Boogie, Millennia, Miraphone, Mixosaurus, Mogami, Mojave Audio, Moog, Morgan, Music Man, Music XPC, Neumann, Neve, Nord, Novation, NS Design, N-Tune, Olympus, Option 5, Orange, Ortofon, Ovation, P. Mauriat, Paiste, Parker, PDP, Peavey, Pelonis Sound, Perri's, Phonic, Pigtronix, Pioneer, Powell, Prelude, PreSonus, Propellerhead, PRS, Purple Audio, QSC, Radial, Randall, Rane, Reunion Blues, Rickenbacker, Rivera, RME, Rockbag by Warwick, Rockbass by Warwick, Rockcase by Warwick, RockStand by Warwick, Roc-N-Soc, Rode Microphones, Roland, Royer, Rupert Neve Designs, Sabian, Sample Logic, Schecter, Scherzer, Schilke, Schreiber, Schroeder, Schroeder Guitars, Selmer, Selmer Paris, Sennheiser, Serato, Shure, SKB, SM Pro Audio, Softube, Solid State Logic, Sonare, Soul, Soundcraft, Squier, Stanton, Steinberg, Steinberger, Stephanhouser, Sterling by MusicMan, Summit Audio, Sweet Sound, SWR, Takamine, Tama, Tapco, Taylor, TDK, Tech 21, Telefunken, Thermionic Culture, Toadworks, Tobias, Tone King, Tortuga, Traveler Guitar, Traynor, T-REX, True Systems, Tube-Tech, Two Rock, Ultimate Support, Universal Audio, Vestax, Violet Audio, Vito, VMI, Voodoo Lab, VOX, Waldorf, Washburn, Weber Speakers, Western Digital, Xotic, Yamaha, Yamaha Band & Orchestra, Yanagisawa, Z.Vex Effects, Zildjian, Zoom.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Musician's Friend coupon codes don't work on most gear?

Welcome to the world of marketing.
I kind of like old drums:)
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:14 AM
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Default Re: Musician's Friend coupon codes don't work on most gear?

Originally Posted by JimmyTheMonkey View Post
I have never bought anything from Musician's Friend, .......
Same here (coupons never fit what I am buying) that's why I always shop some place other than them.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:03 AM
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Default Re: Musician's Friend coupon codes don't work on most gear?

Sounds like they work on consumables (Evans, Reno, Ernie ball, etc..), so they could be of use.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:39 AM
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Default Re: Musician's Friend coupon codes don't work on most gear?

Here is the answer to the question I asked them about that. Call them and you can get discounts.

Response Via Email(Sam) - 04/15/2012 04:32 PM
Dear John,

Thank you for the recent inquiry.

The list of exclusions you've listed is "web only" excluded manufacturers. These brands have chosen not to participate in our promotions online. The reason for this is, they prefer a representative make the discounts to their products rather than the web site. So, our list of exclusions in the call center is considerably smaller. Is there a particular item you were interested in? Any time you're having problems with a coupon code, you are more than welcome to inquire with our representatives to see if the item(s) qualify for promotion discount or not. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or concerns, or if you are not completely satisfied with the service you have received from us today. We appreciate your feedback.

We appreciate you choosing Musician's Friend. Have a great day!
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:48 AM
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Musicians Friend has the best return policies on some items. If you call and complain they usually say keep it and we'll send you another one...not sure how they make money on this. I got a 2nd DW stacker free over a missing screw.
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:05 AM
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Oh interesting. Good to know that I can call them. The 15% discount + free shipping + no taxes is hard to beat for some items that you dont want used!
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