Monday, September 10, 2012

Military Families on the Move Choose

September 11th is less than a day away, and there are many great tributes going on nationwide. Tributes and memorials serve as wonderful ways to remember those who serve our nation and risk their lives. Communities have done a wonderful job remembering the individuals, who have given their lives in the name of freedom. Some businesses even provide military discounts, which is 100% awesome. 

At, we too want to provide great value to the families who serve our country. A military mom called into our customer service in 2011 and said 

"We really appreciate that you've let us keep renting from you, even through we keep moving..." 

Upon further followup, we quickly realized a common thread among many military families, is the frequency of times they move. This customer explained that she was going to have to tell her son that she could not afford to buy an instrument, and that he would have to join something else, rather than get involved with beginning band, since the local music store told her they would not rent her an instrument. 

Traditionally, a local music store provides a rental program that requires you to live locally around that music store. With, your home location is only important to us when we ship your instrument. This flexibility allows relocating families the ability to rent an instrument despite changing cities or moving out of state. Nearly all other families who plan to continue living in the area they currently live, have the benefit of renting an instrument vs buying an instrument, however a family on the move does not have that luxury. At we are proud to provide a small benefit to the families who gives their lives. Please thank a veteran today! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Need an Instrument ASAP?

Need a musical instrument ASAP?
Summer is over. 
Back to school has begun. 
Beginning band & Orchestra is here, and suddenly you need an instrument in your hands ASAP.

A common Problem
Many local music stores will tell you that the earlier you stop by the store, the better selection you will have to pick from. Once the back-to-school demand for instrument begins, selection shrinks. This means the brands you want, or maybe the best conditioned instruments are already out of rent, leaving you with little or no option. So how do you get an instrument ASAP?

A Solution with Selection provides a warehouse sized selection, keeping deep stock in all the usual instruments: Clarinets, flutes, trombones, trumpets, saxophones, violins, cellos, and many more for school band and orchestra. This way, our customers can shop online, anytime, and order the instrument of their choice.

A Solution with Speed (with FREE SHIPPING TOO) shipping and distribution warehouse is located in Kansas City. That means the neighboring states, will get the instrument they chose today, by UPS tomorrow. Worst case scenarios, shipping could take 3-4 days through our standard free shipping if a consumer is located on the East or West coast of the United States. In the event you need it even faster, provides other shipping options to ensure your instrument is in your hands ASAP!

Going Above and Beyond: Quality, & 50% Discount Purchase decided to revolutionize the instrument rental world by providing the highest quality of instruments for rent. What does this mean? Where many other organizations are renting instruments that they bought in the 1970s or 1980s, the will only rent NEW or LIKE NEW instruments. The maximum number of seasons an instrument is on rent for us, is 2 years—which we feel (and band directors and parents tell us) is a drastic improvement for a 2 decade old instrument rental.
Our 50% Discount Purchase Option is the cornerstone feature in the best rent-to-own instrument rental program nationwide, at ANYTIME. Many people will agree, or be frustrated when their complicated rental contact has a minimum number of months that the student must rent the instrument, or a one-time buyout clause that if not acted upon in that 13th month, you will be locked into renting for the next 2 years. At we don’t have fine print in our contracts, and we provide flexibility. Customers can switch instruments at anytime, return their instrument anytime, or utilize their 50% discount purchase option at anytime. We find many parents around the 3rd to 6th month of renting have seen their son or daughters commitment to the instrument, and now are ready to buy the instrument. With the 50% option means you can buy your instrument for HALF OFF your current balance. This means parents are getting the flexibility and affordability benefits from renting an instrument, but also getting a rare steep discount on a great instrument.