The Sound Professionals pride ourselves in delivering the best quality products available and for providing our customers with honest and knowledgeable support and service. We want to you feel confident and secure with every purchase that you make with us. If at any time you have questions or comments about your order or a product that we sell, please contact us. All orders are processed by our own staff - we give every customer's order our personal attention to ensure it is processed accurately and quickly.
Return and Cancellation Policy
Some of our products proudly display the "Made in USA" logo. Our use of this logo is in accordance with Federal Guidelines. We are proud to be one of the (unfortunately) shrinking number of companies still manufacturing products in the United States of America.
Get FREE domestic shipping on most orders. To get free shipping, please select the "Super Saver Shipping - FREE for most orders - contiguous USA only" method on the checkout page. This offer applies to shipping within the contiguous USA only and is valid on eligible products only - some heavy and extra large items are excluded. The Super Saver shipping option is usually USPS first class mail, but will vary based on the weight of the shipment.
We also offer inexpensive flat-rate "Standard Shipping". This shipping method is insured and trackable. This offer applies to shipping within the contiguous USA only and is valid on eligible products only - some heavy and extra large items are excluded - call or email for details.
How will your package arrive? For small, lightweight, inexpensive items, we generally use trackable USPS First Class mail. For larger, heavier packages (over 16 oz), we generally use UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail.
For important, high value, time sensitive shipments, we *strongly* recommend using day-definate, insured shipping services (like UPS Ground, 3 Day, 2nd Day or Next Day Air) that are offered on the checkout page at discounted prices. Free shipping offer does NOT apply Alaska, Hawaii, US possessions or international orders. If you have any questions regarding this free shipping offer, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
in-stock orders are shipped the same business day if the
order is placed by 11 AM EST (Closed on Friday) - custom and made-to-order items
take additional time. See below:
As you may already know, many of our products are manufactured here in the USA by our own technicians, and these products are manufactured in exactly the configuration you desire. Orders containing "custom", "built-to-order" and "special order" items do not ship per the normal schedule. There is no identification on individual products to show status (special order, custom, built-to-order, etc.). If you need to know the availability of a specific item, or when it will ship, please call us at 800-213-3021 or or send us an email. Remember, seeing a product as available on our website is not an indication of "in-stock" status. If you need an order to arrive on a specific day, please call us and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. If in doubt about stock availability, please give us a call. Please note that problems processing your credit card or receiving your payment will delay your shipment. We are happy to accommodate you anyway we can, so please let us know if you need an order expedited.
When selecting a shipping method, be sure to use a service that will get your shipment to you when you need it. Here are a few links to helpful websites:
cases, to expedite a shipment, an order (or parts of an order) will be shipped
right from the manufacturer or distributor to you directly (called a "Drop
Shipment"), and may arrive via a different carrier than the one you selected.
You are not charged extra for this - we pick up any additional shipping charge
for this. Note that some vendors ship products with "adult signature required".
If you will not be available to sign for a package, please contact us before
placing your order.
In some cases, to expedite a shipment, an order (or parts of an order) will be shipped right from the manufacturer or distributor to you directly (called a "Drop Shipment"), and may arrive via a different carrier than the one you selected. You are not charged extra for this - we pick up any additional shipping charge for this. Note that some vendors ship all items "adult signature required". This does not apply to international shipments.
rates are calculated automatically using our shopping cart system. You can receive
a shipping quote automatically by selecting the items you want to order by placing
them in your "shopping cart" and then hitting the "shipping quote"
button. You are under no obligation to purchase these items and your credit
card is not charged when you use this feature.
Options and Ordering
For customers in the USA and Canada (for other countries, see the international order section below), we accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, PayPal, Business Checks drawn on US banks (we do not accept personal checks) and U.S. Postal Money Orders. We accept credit card "gift" cards if they have been registered and the shipping address can be verified. We reserve the right to refuse to ship to an address that is not on file with the credit card issuing bank. For fastest processing, please consider shipping your order to the credit card billing address. All orders paid by business check or U.S. Postal money order will be held for 10 business days in order for the payment to clear the banking system. For fraud prevention reasons, we cannot process your order if we cannot verify your billing address with your credit card company. Orders paid with PayPal must be shipped to the address shown on the PayPal payment in the shipping address section. Please do not make a PayPal payment if your shipping address is not listed on the payment. If the shipping address is not shown in the shipping address field of the payment, the payment will be refunded to you.
We sometimes offer additional promotions and discounts over and above our discounted prices. If you have a discount, promo or instant rebate code, please enter it on the checkout page in the promo code field. Note: Only one promo/discount/rebate code can be used per order.
Orders can be placed online, using our secure server shopping cart system, called in to 800-213-3021 or 609-267-4400, sent via E-mail (no credit card orders via E-mail please), Faxed to us at 1-609-267-0054 or mailed in. When placing an order by mail, make U.S. issued business checks or U.S. Postal money orders payable to: The Sound Professionals. Send the payment to the address shown below, and use the shopping cart system to place your order, selecting "check/money order" as your payment method. We will hold your order until payment is received. All company checks and U.S. Postal money orders will be held for 10 days to allow funds to clear the banking system.
Very Important - please read this! You can get exact shipping choices and prices automatically by adding the item(s) you want to your shopping cart. You are under no obligation to complete your order by doing this. Orders shipped to another country from the USA may be subject to taxes, duty, brokerage, etc. which are not part of the shipping charges that we collect. We have no control over these charges and are unable to collect them. If you do not claim a shipment being held at customs, and it is returned to us, you are responsible for all shipping costs (for return to us and also in the event you want the shipment sent out again). Please contact your local post office/UPS office and/or customs office for details of these charges and how they apply to you in your country. In an effort to maintain a high degree of ethics in our business practices with our customers and the countries they live in, we will not falsify customs documents (marking goods as a gift, samples, etc.).....no exceptions.
UPS and USPS shipping options. The options vary in speed and reliability. The
low cost 'USPS First-class International Mail' method is very inexpensive but
does not provide tracking door to door. It will track while in the USA, but
it does not continue once it leaves the USA. It is not uncommon for these shipments
to take a few weeks to arrive at their destination. If a shipment does not arrive
30 days after the shipping date, the shipment is considered lost. If the value
of the shipment is over $200, we insure the shipment at our expense and we can
file an insurance claim to either reimburse you or reship your order. Note:
There are a few countries that we can not ship to with this service, even though
it may appear as a shipping choice. We will contact you if there is any issue
with the shipping method you select. We also offer faster, fully trackable shipping
methods like Priority mail, Express mail and UPS. These are better choices when
you need speed and tracking for your shipment. UPS options are the fastest,
and are the most secure and trackable, door to door.
Because we are unable to get address verification for credit cards outside of USA and Canada, PayPal is the preferred payment method. PayPal payments must be from verified accounts. Orders paid with PayPal must be shipped to the address on the PayPal payment and the shipping address must be shown on the payment in the shipping field. If the shipping address is not shown in the shipping address field of the payment, or the PayPal account is not verified, the PayPal payment will be refunded to you.
We at The Sound Professionals pride ourselves in offering our customers world-class customer service and technical support, before and after the sale. Our staff is available to you at our toll-free number to assist you with product selection, technical questions, sales questions and basically anything else you can come up with to ask us. Our staff is made up of people who actually use the equipment we sell - musicians, recordists, designers, sound reinforcement technicians.....you name it, we have folks to help you select the right gear for your needs. We also pride ourselves on the "soft-sell". We will never push you into buying anything you don't need and will often suggest a lower priced product to a customer when it will be adequate for the task.
When it comes to pricing, we do our best to offer our customers the highest quality products at a fair price, with equally fair shipping costs. We do not charge a handling fee and most of our shipping rates are actually discounted off the normal book rates. We push hard to get shipping discounts with our shipping companies and pass these on to our customers. If you find a lower price at another store, please also check their shipping rate - we have seen other companies that charge 3 times (or more!) what we charge for shipping. In many cases, these stores will try to hook in the unsuspecting consumer with a low price on a product, only to hit them with ridiculously high shipping rates.
In the end, the real cost of buying the product will often be higher than a store (such as ours) that charges a fair price for the product and reasonable shipping rates. Lastly, many of these companies will not provide you with any assistance in selecting your products - in many cases, you won't be able to call them at all, because there is no phone number listed anywhere on their website!
In situations where you do find a legitimate company selling the same product and shipping we offer, at a lower price, please let us know by calling 1-800-213-3021 or sending us an E-mail. Please paste the URL of the website showing the item you want us to match into the E-mail you send. We will do everything in our power to meet or beat a legitimate competitors price, including shipping.....and we will still give you the best service you ever received :-)
The old reward points program has been discontinued. Instead, we now have a FREE discount club everyone can join here. The club discount price will be shown automatically after you login to your club account. Thank you!
and Extended warranty information
Standard warranties: After 30 days from the date of purchase, products that exhibit a defect in manufacturing are covered by their manufacturers warranty. Products manufactured by The Sound Professionals are covered by our 1 year warranty and should be returned to us. Products manufactured by other companies should be returned to the respective manufacturer for warranty service. In either case, the customer is responsible for shipping cost to return them to the manufacturer.
Extended warranties: If you purchased an extended warranty on a "Sound Professionals" brand product, you do not need to take any additional action - if you have a problem with the product in the warranty period, just contact us and we will help you directly.