+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34

Reload Thread: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

  1. #1
    Mantooth's Avatar
    Mantooth is offline Junior Member



    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Brevard, NC/???
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Icon13 Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Hi, I'm Wes and I'm new to this forum. In fact, I found this forum for this sole thread. I haven't dealt with car audio in a few years, so I figured my newly acquired Jeep needed a CD player(came without one, and I couldn't seem to locate the wiring harness, nor did I have time). I took my Jeep to Banging Systems. Thomas, one of their managers, kept suggesting items and repeating that he wasn't trying to be pushy. I ended up settling on a $789(can buy EVERYWHERE ELSE for $549.99) flip out DVD player after he explained the $400 unit I had chosen wouldn't fit. I told him no more than $1,000. Well, what did he do, he called and said my speakers in the Jeep were shot(even though I had never heard them before). Not wanting to jump ahead, but he kept those for himself. Anyway, He keeps bringing the price higher and higher. I tell him $2k is all I want to spend and that I am wanting one smaller subwoofer. What does he do, he puts two 15" woofers in the back and practically tells me no refunds. These subwoofers at their shop are nearly $500 a piece! He told me he would give me a "deal"(yeah, you can't bullshit a bull shitter). Come to find out, these 15"s can be had for mid $300s(a piece) from Rockford's website!!! He then adds a 2 farad capacitor and a SUPER CHEAP Planet Audio amp. I ended up paying $3,210 for roughly a $1300 system(not including installation). When I pick the Jeep up, it's dark. I don't pay much attention since I needed to the vehicle for the weekend. I get back to the house and realize that their hack-job installation "technicians" left my "fuse holder"(which was actually a breaker switch) loose in the engine compartment. Also, they knocked off a hose during install and when I picked the Jeep up, I had a check engine light. Thomas told me, and I quote "Just get it on the road for a while and the light should go off(again, you can't bullshit a bull shitter). I had to "rig" the breaker up so my ******* Jeep wouldn't catch on fire. All of their wiring was poorly dressed and the even left their stripped jackets from the cable littered throughout the Jeep. Not to mention the power cable from the breaker to the AMP was in between the firewall and the rubber insert!!!!!(cable to sharp metal edge!) If this wasn't enough, when I tried to lock my door and roll the window up, the window stutters and the door won't lock. While replacing the door speakers, they ended up breaking my door panel! Thomas' excuse was "yeah, when we got it, something in it was bent". Not it wasn't, they broke a piece of plastic in the door panel! I took the Jeep back to them because I had told them I didn't want such a large box in the back, and that I need the Jeep for utility. Thomas said he would make it right. He ended up swapping my two 15" subwoofers for two 10" of the same subs, and keeping the extra! I asked for a 4 channel amp for my component set and rears to compensate for the difference in price. He explained that he couldn't do it and that it would cost me about $357 more dollars for installation of a 4 channel amp. I about punch him right in his cesspool spewing mouth!

    Sorry for the long-winded first post, but I really don't want ANYONE to have to deal with their hackory(made that word up), WAY over inflated prices, obtrusive customer service, and blatant lies. Anyone else have any experience with these jokers? Their shop had just caught on fire a few days before I showed up. Too bad it didn't burn to the ******* ground. It would save a lot of "out of the audio loop" customers a lot of time and money, including myself.

    Cliffs:

    -Did business with Banging Systems and the ripped me off, big time.
    -They fed me lie, upon lie, upon lie, upon lie...
    -Thomas, the manager, is a GRADE-A douche bag salesperson that shouldn't be allowed to sell burgers at McDonald's.
    -Nearly burned my "new" Jeep down to the ground due to their Janky-*** audio installations.

    Forgive me in advance for any spelling errors and/or typos. I type vigorously when I'm in a bad mood...lol. I would tell you all how I really feel, but I have standards, too, you know?

    Thanks for reading, and I hope you all heed my warning. Look forward to spending sometime on this forum!







  2. #2
    >>SQL<<'s Avatar
    >>SQL<< is offline CarAudio.com Elite



    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    1,457
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    wow you got screwed.
    Sounds like you gave them to much ability to install whatever they wanted.




  3. #3
    disturbed471985's Avatar
    disturbed471985 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Greenwood, La
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,093
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    A friend a screw driver, wrench, this forum and a 12 pack could have solved this issue. Shops are their to make as much as possible while doing as lil as possible. Never give a shop a budget cause I assure you they will max that and more and say well things went alil wrong so this and that was needed. Bahh there are good shops out there but they are so rare its best to stay away from them all. Report them to the BBB.



    RIP Maynard "My heart"

    HU - Eclipse CD7000
    Front Stage - 5 Silver flute 6.5's - 6 Seas Prestige tweets Soon to be FS
    Front Stage amp - DB Drive A7 125.4 For Sale In amp section
    Subwoofer - 3 Skar VVX 10's & 2 TRF Blacks For Sale in Sub Section
    Subwoofer Amp - 2 - Skar SK-2500's & Sundown 5k & 2 Nendo bc2000's For Sale in Amp section
    Box - 4.25cf tuned to 30hz using a 6" internal aero 15" long.. Free
    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800 Soon to be all FS

  4. Likes d77543020, subzero liked this post
  5. #4
    whitedragon551's Avatar
    whitedragon551 is offline Moderator



    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    13,042
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    92 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Id put a charge back on my card and file a complaint with the BBB.



    CA.com FAQ's
    CA.com TOS Agreement
    Forum Rules



    HU: ///Alpine 9887, KCE-400BT, KCE-433IV, KTX-100EQ Imprint, 8Gb iPod Touch
    Front Mids: Eclipse SC6500
    Front Tweeters: Morel made Xtant 28MM Silks
    Subs: Audiomobile Evo 10" TC2+
    Enclosure: 1.1 Cubes sealed with 10 Ounces Poly Fill
    Amp: Audio Systems Twister F6 380 III

  6. Thanks Tenacious, QuietEclipse29, wickedwitt thanked for this post
    Likes MrFoca, subzero liked this post
  7. #5
    gpgtp's Avatar
    gpgtp is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    okc
    Posts
    317
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by whitedragon551 View Post
    Id put a charge back on my card and file a complaint with the BBB.
    This. DO it, do it NOW. Im not going to start on the "you could have done this yourself" thing, some people dont have the time, ability, or drive to do something like this. However, you should NOT have kept raising your price ceiling. If you show up and all that garbage is in there.. look straight at them and tell em to take it out. you did NOT authorize it, and they can NOT force it upon you.




  8. Likes supereikenator, subzero liked this post
  9. #6
    disturbed471985's Avatar
    disturbed471985 is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Greenwood, La
    Age
    29
    Posts
    7,093
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by gpgtp View Post
    This. DO it, do it NOW. Im not going to start on the "you could have done this yourself" thing, some people dont have the time, ability, or drive to do something like this. However, you should NOT have kept raising your price ceiling. If you show up and all that garbage is in there.. look straight at them and tell em to take it out. you did NOT authorize it, and they can NOT force it upon you.
    Then they are in the wrong hobby.. BBB and charge back!!



    RIP Maynard "My heart"

    HU - Eclipse CD7000
    Front Stage - 5 Silver flute 6.5's - 6 Seas Prestige tweets Soon to be FS
    Front Stage amp - DB Drive A7 125.4 For Sale In amp section
    Subwoofer - 3 Skar VVX 10's & 2 TRF Blacks For Sale in Sub Section
    Subwoofer Amp - 2 - Skar SK-2500's & Sundown 5k & 2 Nendo bc2000's For Sale in Amp section
    Box - 4.25cf tuned to 30hz using a 6" internal aero 15" long.. Free
    Wiring - Knukonceptz everything, Big 3, Sprinter S12V370F & HC1800 Soon to be all FS

  10. #7
    gpgtp's Avatar
    gpgtp is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    okc
    Posts
    317
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed471985 View Post
    Then they are in the wrong hobby.. BBB and charge back!!
    Keep in mind not everyone is "in" the hobby. some people just want some bump in the trunk. they dont care about the biggest motors, the best koreatown amp, the best way to run active in their 1988 accord, etc. they just want music, to impress people at the stoplight, or that local car show... I don't agree with this mentality either, but, it is the truth. the vast majority of people with a "system" like their rockford p3's and 200 watt amp, and remain blissfully unaware of anything better.




  11. Likes SacTownBully84 liked this post
  12. #8
    wickedwitt's Avatar
    wickedwitt is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Abilene, TX
    Posts
    2,984
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    5
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed471985 View Post
    Then they are in the wrong hobby.. BBB and charge back!!
    This...take it to them via a charge back, or cancel your check. Either way. They try to dispute it, have pictures, and printouts of the true cost of said gear, and their hack installation along with your BBB complaint #. Before it's over, they'll be installing decent equipment properly in your Jeep for free at the request of the BBB and a judge ordainment.



    Stupid Loud.

  13. #9
    mast240's Avatar
    mast240 is offline YOU'RE A HOOKER!



    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    washington, dc
    Posts
    3,326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    TLDR, cliffs?



    NEW TO CAR AUDIO? READ THIS FIRST... http://www.caraudio.com/forums/general-discussion/532425-new-car-audio-read-first.html
    the loudest montero sport around
    head unit: toshiba thrive 10.1" android tablet/ Kenwood KVT-516
    front stage: each door: 1 8' RF p1 (midbass), midrange: 2 cadence cwm6.5's, 1 memphis pr 6.5 coax (kickplate), 1 cadence 4' coax (a-pillars)
    subs: 4 AQ HDC3 18'S, walled in a clamshell
    amps: subs: AB 500.1, looking for a second; midrange and midbass: 2 AP 1000.4

  14. #10
    jco1385's Avatar
    jco1385 is offline expert jcologist



    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Mobile, AL
    Posts
    18,120
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantooth View Post
    Cliffs:

    -Did business with Banging Systems and the ripped me off, big time.
    -They fed me lie, upon lie, upon lie, upon lie...
    -Thomas, the manager, is a GRADE-A douche bag salesperson that shouldn't be allowed to sell burgers at McDonald's.
    -Nearly burned my "new" Jeep down to the ground due to their Janky-*** audio installations.

    Forgive me in advance for any spelling errors and/or typos. I type vigorously when I'm in a bad mood...lol. I would tell you all how I really feel, but I have standards, too, you know?

    Thanks for reading, and I hope you all heed my warning. Look forward to spending sometime on this forum!
    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    TLDR, cliffs?



    1994 Thunderbird
    JVC KD-AV7010
    Alpine 6x9 3-ways
    Pioneer 6x8 3-ways (rear)
    JVC CH-X1500 12-disc MP3 Changer
    Alpine Type X 12" 2 cubes @ 30hz
    MTX 404 runs the inside
    MTX 1501d runs the X
    Optima G75/25 RT up front
    2x Optima G31 YT in the trunk
    200a EA HO Alt (1/0 Big 3)
    ALL MY WIRE IS WELDING CABLE
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Drama View Post
    I always knew I was a feggot.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rashaddd View Post
    We're all feggots on the inside
    Quote Originally Posted by ToledoTom View Post
    I am sure the administration will be having a few words with you when they catch wind of your language.
    DO NOT SEND ME ANYTHING USING UPS. I WILL NOT DEAL WITH THEM EVER AGAIN
    OFFICIAL FEEDBACK THREAD

  15. #11
    mast240's Avatar
    mast240 is offline YOU'RE A HOOKER!



    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    washington, dc
    Posts
    3,326
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    lol... yea didnt see that



    NEW TO CAR AUDIO? READ THIS FIRST... http://www.caraudio.com/forums/general-discussion/532425-new-car-audio-read-first.html
    the loudest montero sport around
    head unit: toshiba thrive 10.1" android tablet/ Kenwood KVT-516
    front stage: each door: 1 8' RF p1 (midbass), midrange: 2 cadence cwm6.5's, 1 memphis pr 6.5 coax (kickplate), 1 cadence 4' coax (a-pillars)
    subs: 4 AQ HDC3 18'S, walled in a clamshell
    amps: subs: AB 500.1, looking for a second; midrange and midbass: 2 AP 1000.4

  16. #12
    Mantooth's Avatar
    Mantooth is offline Junior Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Brevard, NC/???
    Posts
    3
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I've been working on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mast240 View Post
    lol... yea didnt see that
    No worries, your sig MORE than makes up for it.




  17. #13
    CAT MAN's Avatar
    CAT MAN is offline Banned



    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Roanoke,VA
    Posts
    8,131
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    ill help you out next time bro. just let me know




  18. #14
    KyleBechtold's Avatar
    KyleBechtold is offline Buy my fuses $1.25ea



    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Tampa, Florida
    Posts
    7,218
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    umm.. did you have a work order?

    why did you pay.. if they would have asked for that money I would have called the cops on the spot as it wouldn't have ended well



    Ca.com


    Bought from: Sctattooer, Korn4Life, wgsj_fortvalley, bk12321, Queball, bumpincrv, Splmaster, 310w6, Buck, liljojo4711
    Everyone I have Bought from has been awesome.. feel safe with any of them..

    Sold To: Iakona, dustinr, squeak12, Worstenemy453, BeAlLsTaR13, rmzsuzuki89, c_b_, mendon mafia, dropped_tb, SPLluminator, violence., power-fanatic07, schackel, michaellane, aviator08, kodak314, dropped_tb
    Ref Link
    Tamparacing
    -b15spec, 727kid, pshull727, Nt_Hardcore


    Want/Need ANL fuses cheap 150a 200a 250a 300a
    CLICK ME

  19. #15
    VWBobby's Avatar
    VWBobby is online now PG and SS nuthugger



    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Nibiru
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,323
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Re: Stay VERY, VERY far away from Banging Systems in Fayetteville, NC!

    Quote Originally Posted by disturbed471985 View Post
    Then they are in the wrong hobby.. BBB and charge back!!
    That is ridiculous! Just because someone has an interest in car audio doesn't mean they have all the time or skill in the world to design and build a good system.
    People with money may like to pay a Professional to do a Professional job on whatever they hire that person for. A lot of people started DIY for the passion of learning or to save themselves money (usually the latter). There still is people who do professional work for a reasonable price out there. Obviously, this was not one of them.

    OP, if anyone ever pushes a product as hard as this shop did to you - walk away. This place could be in serious jeopardy for how they treated you. I won't go into the legal details, but you do have room for recourse. I would contact your local BBB office to see if they have any other complaints. At the very least, contact a lawyer and see what they may be willing to do for you. Its not a good idea to change anything until you seek legal advice. Just trying to help!



    '65 VW Bus
    ------
    MA Hippo 122 (awaiting install),(2) Aura Sound 8's, (2) SoundStream 6.5 coax, (2) Alpine Type-S 6x9's [rear fill], MBQ DSC1500.1D, RF 501X

    '02 BMW 330xi (AWD coupe)
    ------
    Harman/Kardon 12-speaker System Option + Dayton HO D4 10" and PPI Ion 650.1 in sealed box
    And many more car audio goodies in storage

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
1e2 Forum