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.
-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!