A Solid Gold Sound AKA A Sensory Sound Complaint - The Truth About 'A Solid Gold Sound'
EDGEWOOD, KENTUCKY -- If you are looking to book a professional DJ or Photographer for your event, I would strongly advise you to not book A Solid Gold Sound. Also if you are a DJ or a photographer looking to sub-contract or do business with A Solid Gold Sound, I again, would strongly advise you to seek work on your own and not do business of any kind with A Solid Gold Sound.
Please allow me to take a few minutes to EXPOSE these scammers for what they truly are:
The company has a great website with a lot of flashy come-on. Don't let this reel you in. They talk about their Professional DJ's and Photographers that are available to serve you for your special events, offering you great discounts if you spend more. (more come-on)
A Solid Gold Sound has no DJ's nor Photographers, nor Vidoeographers nor any such people of their own to serve you. Basicly all they have is an ad and a telephone. This is why you are not contacted until the very last minute by your DJ. They are still trying to locate one for you.
Here's what they do:
They go to bridal shows in large cities and towns and set up their booths with their fancy come-on flashy colorful ads and try to get as many bookings as they can for weddings or any event. Then they try to hire out DJ's and others to go to these events and provide their services. I've even seen their ads on Craigslist.com in search of DJ's. There are several problems with this though. Firstly, they don't interview the people they send out to these events face to face beforehand so they haven't the least idea what they look like who they really are, if they've showered in the past month or anything. I mean these people could be sex offenders for all they know. Yet they're still ready to send them out to do YOUR event. Why should they really care though? They're not planning on paying them anyway. It's just another part of their scam to rip people off. This is why they only have DJ's who suck doing their bidding for them. The real professional DJ's will do a gig or two for them until they get wise and learn they are not going to be paid then they stop working for them.
A Solid Gold Sound could be a great company to work for or to hire for your event if they would simply pay their service people who work for them. It's like running an ice cream shop but you want your vendors to supply free ice cream.
Bottom line is: A couple getting married hires them to Dj their reception event and they're lucky if anyone shows up to do it. If someone does show up they're not professional as promised. They don't have the music you spent hours pondering over and they're not dressed appropriately. They may have never even had any prior experience DJ-ing a wedding reception. I know for a fact they have sent me out to do events and have promised the wireless mics included in their package and I have told them over and over again, I do not have wireless mics, but they say go anyway. This shows they really don't care about your event or what they have promised you in your package. They just want your money and once they get it, it's a whole new ballgame.
Your wedding day is ruined and your out several hundred dollars and it's too late to do anything about it aside from hauling them into court.(Which by the way, isn't at all a bad idea.)
I've read stories about how people chose A Solid Gold Sound because they were on a budget and Solid Gold Sound was so reasonable. Reasonable?!? You call $495.00 and up for a four hour event reasonable? If so then you'd better do some more shopping around because there are professional DJ's out there who would be glad to do your event for less than $400.00 and many for under $300.00. I, myself only charge $75.00 per hour to do a wedding reception if it isn't too far of a drive. A Soild Gold Sound is like the middle man. They charge you $495.00 and up to do your event and then hire it done for $175.00-$225.00 and this is why people are so surprised at the bad service they're getting for their money. Some don't get DJ's at all because the guy decided since he didn't get paid for prior events that he's gonna screw A Solid Gold Sound by not showing up for your event and it is Y. O.U. the consumer who ends up getting hurt and ripped off. Then when they try calling A Solid Gold Sound to get their money back they get placed on hold or told, so and so's out to lunch or taking other calls or call back tomorrow or let me check on that and get back with you and so on. I'm really in awe at how they stay in business but I guess there is always some young kid out there just getting started DJ-ing who doesn't know about them and needs the work and is willing to take a chance to make a buck or two. Well let me tell you now, forget it! Don't sub-contract with A Solid Gold Sound because they will not pay you! They'll give you every excuse in the book when you call them but you won't get paid. If you do get paid, you will have to take them into small claims court like I am doing now. Consumers if you want to get your money back from this company, I urge you also don't call and send them emails and waste more of your valuable your time. File a complaint against them in small claims court. You do not need to retain a lawyer for this. You simply need your documentation and a filing fee which varies from county to county. They will have to pay this back also when you Win your case.
Better Business Bureau of Cincinnati says this company is out of busineess. I don't know where they're getting their information but A Solid Gold Sound is not out of business. Their website is still up and they are more than happy to take your booking and rip you off. They are scamming people daily out of hundreds at a time and no one seems to wanna do anything about it. Don't waste your time with A Solid Gold Sound folks. Trust me, they are not worth the stress and headache they'll cause you, even if their service was free.