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megalodon CD/DVD manufacturer

Discussion in 'Studio Lounge' started by barnee, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. barnee

    barnee Active Member

    Hello,

    I'm planning to get a CD manufactured and I've seen megalodon.com.
    I'd like to know if some of you know this company?
    Are they good or not?

    Please, come share your experience here.
    Thanks.

    -Barnee.
     
  2. barnee

    barnee Active Member

    anyone?
     
  3. bent

    bent No Bad Vibes! Well-Known Member

    Sorry, looks like nobody's heard of it.
     
  4. barnee

    barnee Active Member

    Do ya think it's a scam?
     
  5. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a scam. Maybe just hasn't caught on yet. Their product looks pretty cool actually.
     
  6. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    If they are a GSA approved vendor that says something good about them.
     
  7. barnee

    barnee Active Member

    For sure,
    But the website is a little bit confusing... They have various websites addresses. And you can find nothing on them on the net.
    Weird.
    Usually, you find at least a couple of forum talking about this and that manufacturer.
    Weird...


    :?
     
  8. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    Why don't you call them? Ask for samples and a price sheet. I know when we work with Oasis they are more than forthcoming with samples and price sheets.

    They look legit but the only way you will know for sure is to ask them to send you some materials. Also ask the GSA about them. That information should be public. Ask how much they did for the GSA and any other facts they can share with you.

    Best of luck!
     
  9. barnee

    barnee Active Member

    How are Oasis? (Oasis=DiscMakers right?)

    Does Oasis charge you for sending you some samples?
     
  10. hueseph

    hueseph Well-Known Member

    If they are Diskmakers, they should send you out a promo kit for free.
     
  11. kev249

    kev249 Guest

    Yes, Oasis and Disc Makers are the same company and now own CD Baby as well.
    I recently used a company called Streamline Multimedia in Woodinville, WA. Their pricing is very competitive and in most case can beat anyone out there. Their web address is http://www.streamlinemultimedia.com and their email is sales@streamlinemultimedia.com
     
  12. TruthTeller

    TruthTeller Guest

    Megalodon is basically a scam, yes. My friends band went through them and it was the worst thing they ever did. Everything they do is done over in Asia somewhere. They're just a middle man to some Asian company. They're prices are simply rediculous sometimes 3 times the cost of any competitor. My friend had 1000 copies done and nearly each one had a defect on the packaging. I wouldnt use them If I were you. Certainly dont trust them to print up anything over 500 as they have no control over what goes on in Asia, so it seems. After a few thousand dollars and far too many things "going wrong", my friend got his 1000 copies and they were all poor quality. He paid over $2000 for 1000. Im not sure their even around anymore. Likely, theyve been sued by now. I saw this in a search and figured I'd let people know what I know about them.

    There's simply much better, much more reputable places to have your CD replicated and the packing printed up than this scam of a place.
     
  13. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    I sent them an email asking them to reply to this. It is only fair that they have their two cents worth. YMMV. We will see what they say or don't say!
     
  14. Rdeeble

    Rdeeble Active Member

    I realize this is an old thread but I just wanted to warn folks... I personally have had a miserable experience with Megalodon Manufacturing. Additionally Megalodon has a "F" rating with the Better Business Bureau and multiple complaints filed against them at the Oregon Attorney General. Please be aware.
     
  15. Thomas W. Bethel

    Thomas W. Bethel Well-Known Member

    There are so many good replicators around. Why people have to go to someone who is known to be scamming them is beyond my understanding.
     
  16. Rdeeble

    Rdeeble Active Member

    Thomas, I don't think people know enough about their reputation so they don't know they are being scammed until its too late. I saw this thread in a google search and thought id add to the warning. In my case I currently have $5547 tied up in Megalodon and nothing to show yet. Megalodon positions itself as specialty packaging company that is why folks get interested in them. It has only been recently that complaints have surfaced online to warn people that other customers have had problems. Yelp just added them so perhaps that will help.
     
  17. Rdeeble

    Rdeeble Active Member

    Addendum on Megalodon: We did finally receive the product we paid for. It has printing errors but at least we have something to show for it.
     
  18. DO NOT USE

    I am currently going through the nightmare of a lifetime. A $3,600 job and I cannot get anyone to respond to me, answer emails, anything. The process of design/templates was absolutely terrible too, senseless delays, days before someone would answer an email with a 'yes' or 'no'.

    I cannot speak strongly enough about the ineffectiveness of this company. They did my second record and it was all great, but the ownership/management has obviously switched hands. I don't know if I'll get my CD's or if I'm going to have to open a lawsuit! I'm in hell right now, my band is in hell - that was our money. Now we are $4,000 in the hole and no new CD. NEVER AGAIN, AND OVER TO THE COURTS WITH THESE PEOPLE.
     
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  19. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

    Man that's brutal. I've never been fortunate enough to have a replicated cd. I've sent several clients to discmakers with nothing but excellent results.

    I wish you the best of luck.
     
  20. DonnyThompson

    DonnyThompson Distinguished Member

    I'm sorry to hear of your problems, and appreciate you giving the studio community a heads-up on the unethical business dealings of this company.

    If you haven't yet done so, I'd start by opening a complaint file with the BBB regional office where the business is located... perhaps even contact the local chamber of commerce, and maybe even contact the DA/Prosecutor for that city as well.

    You may also want to consider contacting the local TV news for that area; a lot of those local stations love doing expose' pieces on unethical businesses and scam artists.

    Forward copies of your complaints and the contacts you have made to the company, and let them know that if they don't satisfy your expectations within 15 days, that you will file criminal fraud charges with the local prosecutor for their city/county.

    Good luck...
     
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