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Junior Member
Aug 23, 2010
central wis
I shouldve posted this review when i bought my deck from them...i was too late..just to let u all know that this site is a fraud...they claim to sell car audio stuff at wholesale price rather then retail...but what you get is a refurinsh item, which doesnt work propperly. 2 years ago when i first got my car (2000 honda Prelude)..i wanted to get a top of the line Kenwood HU. Thats when i found out my dream deck was a KDC-X991 (2007 top model for kenwood).

I was also a member of and on their website..they listed Dealer Cost Car Audio ( as one of the top site for purchasing cheap wholesale Car Audio. So i thought to myself..i might give a try. Went to their website and compare the Head Unit to Crutchfield's. Their Price was $300 compare to Crutchfield's which is $600. I Then decide to order from them. Give them a call and they said the HU is back order. Two days later i got an email from them saying the HU is instock and if i want i can go ahead and place an order, so i did.

When my HU arrived (took 3 weeks), The face plate was all scratch up (Make me think they either sold me a display item or a returned item instead of a new one as listed on their website). I call them back about the condition of the HU, and one of the sales guy told me that the head unit is brand new, and i can't returned it unless its not working. 3 month later my HU stop reading MP3 files and CD, Call them up again and they said they have change their warranty plans...its now a 3 month return policy instead of a 1 now im stuck with a 300 deck which is not work as i wanted it. (sometime it plays and others time it wont)

So FYI, dont order from them..they are a fraud and not an aurthozied retailer. so if things broke..your stuck...



Senior VIP Member
Sep 13, 2010
boston mass
if u type dealercostcaraudio in on google you'll find stories just like yours in most cases they dont send the product out from what i've read



Junior Member
Aug 4, 2011
Irvine Ca
They also have a retail location in Irvine Ca. called "GOLD STAR AUDIO" and from everything I can find they cannot be trusted and are involved in consumer fraud. You can find the Orange County District Attorneys Press Release by searching "GOLD STAR AUDIO" on I would post the link but this forum is not allowing it.

BUYER BEWARE- Once a thief, always a thief....


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