After I confirmed that I had received my credit, I decided that I was going to purchase a Suzuki Manji from Rockin' Rons Music For Less. All of the reported dealings with Ron had been positive, so I didn't there was much risk.
I am pleased to say that my experience was incredibly positive. Rockin' Rons Music For Less does indeed rock!
While I was checking out Ron's web site, I thought I would check prices on Hohner MS reed plates. Unfortunately, it isn't a product that he sells. It was no big deal as I have a source for Hohner reed plates. He did have replacement reed plates for Bushman Delta Frost harmonica for $16.50 shipped. I ordered a set in A thinking that I would just swap the plates on my deceased Delta Frosts and I would be good to go.
10/22/2010 - I e-mailed him. Less than 30 minutes later, he confirmed the stuff was in stock. I called him and placed an order. The whole process couldn't have taken longer than 5 minutes. We talked for about another ten or fifteen minutes. He's a very cordial guy. He confirmed the order would go out in the mail that afternoon.
10/25/2010 - I got home from work, there was a package in the mail from Rockin' Rons Music For Less. I had received my order. The package contained a the Manji and a brand new set of reed plates attached to a comb with a Delta Frost logo printed on it. After swapping the cover plates from the dead harmonica, I had an almost brand new harp for $16.50.
Rockin' Ron's Music For Less has matched the Bushman Music Works price on the product. Rockin' Ron has them in stock. Most importantly, he likes to send the customer's order when they pay. In other words, he kicks John Hall's ass in the service department.
After this experience, Rockin' Ron has earned my future business.