Anyone know this company?

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Jim Weisz

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I am finding them all over the search engines and have never heard of them before....apparently they're some sort of franchise or something. Just curious if anyone has heard of them or if they're a new company...

Kevin Colangelo
 

MobileDJ

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Boy, what a misleading site! I looked at it for 5 minutes before I saw the fine print! They sure want you to believe that they only charge $75 for weddings!
 

firstclassdj2

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About a month ago we got an email from someone saying -

"We need DJs in the area, go to our site & fill out the form"

The URL led to that site.

I just ignored it and hadn't thought about it until I saw this thread.

Sherry
 

CMB

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But HEY! He's an ADJA member!

CORRECTION - Mr. Colangelo was removed from the ADJA because of numerous complaints from clients of the way he handled his business.
 

polarsounds

In Self-Imposed Exile
Hoo boy.

I would run, just because I don't trust a businessman who doesn't know how to properly use the apostrophe. Maybe he could sign up for English 101 if he socked away some of his "fee's."

And yeah, he does make it look like you'll get your DJ for $75 for four hours complete with sound and lights... and please forget to tip your DJ!

(Maybe he makes it up on the online wedding ring sales...)
 

Blazin Beatz

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Kevin Colangello also is connected with 1800 disc jockey which is a franchise organization. They charge $75.00 to find you a DJ in your area. not to preform at your event. Kevin has set up a nice business for himself. granted it isn't something i wanted to be connected with but from what I hear, he does a pretty elaborate check on all the DJs he refers out. He's a franchise company and it seems to be makin him money so I wish him the best of luck. There is more than enough work out there for all of us, I'm not gonna worry about what he charges. I only worry about what I charge. You can't make someone charge a certain price, but you can set a standard for your own.
 

MobileDJ

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I finally saw the fine print on the celebrity weddings page. At the bottom it explains that the $75 fee is simply to retain his services.
 

kevincolangelo

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reply to these threads

I do not offer clients a DJ for $75 and nowhere on the site does it say that!

I have NOTHING to do with 1800 DJ - used to work for them but left 3 years ago and want nothing to do with the guy that runs it from his house -- he left me a HUGE mess to clear up when he had an accident and I bought his local business and paid a debt he owed a DJ of $10,000 - YES - I Paid it!

My service offers DJs at ONLY $75 to book and the rest goes to our DJs listed - we DO NOT charge ANY fee to list with us or receive job offers - we do all the work to get a signed contract and offer it on a plate to the DJs listed with us - they take it or leave it - simple - no other National DJ service offers this and does not charge the DJs - only paid members on our site are paying a small yearly fee as they get priority on bookings -- unlike 1800 DJ and entertain USA - we do NOT charge DJs anything to list with us!

By the way saying or implying I am not trustworthy because of an apostrophe - well small minds......don't be an idiot eh!
Some people will try to find ANYTHING to discourage someone or a Company - quite pathetic! - BEHAVE will you!
 

djrufhouse

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Hell, I'll find someone a DJ for $50! I have this excellent resource it is a rather large yellow book and it is amazing because if you look under the D's and locate disc jockey there are literally at least one hundered different DJs. I can print off a contract and get the deal is done. All of this for $50. See they can save $25 by going with me OR they can save it all and make a phone call themselves. I wouldnt want to work with a B/G who wouldnt make the effort of looking in the phone book to take care of one aspect of one of the most important days of their lives. There is a sucker born every minute though. Jeesh... what a country!

EDITED TO CORRECT AN APOSTROPHE :D
 

kevincolangelo

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your still not getting it are you -HELL you are thick as two planks - MY DJs are APPROVED and VETTED before they are allowed to list with us - we refuse about 60% of all applications - they have to pass standrards and supply references - yellow pages is full of any tom dick and harry - please stop your nonsense as your making a fool of yourself - and the yellow pages are pretty useless and many GOOD Djs find the yellow pages a waste of money in advertising - most Djs are sought through referal and recommendations and the internet is now proving easy and a good source for people looking for a DJ
 

Mike Lonneman

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kevincolangelo said:
MY DJs are APPROVED and VETTED before they are allowed to list with us - we refuse about 60% of all applications - they have to pass standrards [sic] and supply references -
What may I ask is the current industry standard for approving Disc Jockeys for your company?
 

kevincolangelo

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Mike Lonneman said:
kevincolangelo said:
MY DJs are APPROVED and VETTED before they are allowed to list with us - we refuse about 60% of all applications - they have to pass standrards [sic] and supply references -
What may I ask is the current industry standard for approving Disc Jockeys for your company?
Our policys for checking DJs range from checking references, websites and who knows who, memberships, BBB listings and other checking elements which we cannot divulge - basically if you are a good professional DJ with a proven track record your pretty sure to get approved - unlike the ADJA that do nothing - no checks or anyting - to be a member of the ADJA my pet dog BOBO could get a certificate!
 

djdawg

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Unless it was changed very recently, I think the $75 amount is pretty plainly listed as a deposit, not as $75 for a dj for four hours. Not sure what you guys are seeing...
 

kevincolangelo

New Member
djdawg said:
Unless it was changed very recently, I think the $75 amount is pretty plainly listed as a deposit, not as $75 for a dj for four hours. Not sure what you guys are seeing...
exactly! THANK YOU -
Let me tell you something - DJs especially will try their UPMOST to turn and twist things round, talk wildly and incorrectly, look for something to cristisize, look for a way to put something down, discount any positive comments about another DJ Service, be jealous of anothers success, talk as if they own the word 'best dj', waste their time trying to make fault of any others postings like spelling mistakes, and generally be pain in the asses - its sad to see but true - IF ANY DJ has ANY questions about MY Service and how we work - EMAIL ME - ITS SIMPLE!

too many times I have come across forums and places like this where I find my Company name used wildly and incorrectly but I NEVER see another INDEPENDANT DJ talked about by another DJ - why?..work it out for yourself:

So DJ's across America - cut out the crap and lets work together instead of creeping behind each others backs and writing on places like this about my Company - got a question email me - easy:
Call me - speak to me - 1 888 291 6362:

Write to me - no PO BOX numbers at my office!

Find a genuine mistake on my website and want to help me correct it - suggest I change it - email me - don't write nonsense on places like this as it takes my time up having to chase around correcting all the incorrect statements, inuendo's and complete crap at times:
 

Jon Bruce

Sanity Checker
Once upon a time, we had another thread about Kevin.

Our friendly mods elected to close it. This one is headed that way quickly.

Kevin Coangelo & Solid Gold = National Agents

National Agents = CANCER on the industry.

Have a great day.
 

ultsnds

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i guess timing is everything. just received this from a client.

Hi Mike,
Very nice speaking with you today. I'm eternally grateful for your services! Do you want a deposit? If so, how much?

A cautionary tale:
That other dj I was emailing with (who never even had the courtesy to call me before sending a contract), originally quoted $475 for a dj & emcee, then upped it to $950 when he sent the contract, later claiming he mistakenly gave me his wedding rate. Then when I said I'd hire him if he honored his original quote, he said he would, but that would buy me only one person and no real entertainment beyond music. So I told him thanks, but no thanks. I hired someone else (without naming names or quoting prices, of course). Then, he sends me this, which I think is really tacky. Maybe it's standard in the industry, but I think any customer would be pretty turned off by it...I'd be interested in your thoughts.


Any DJ lower than $475 for a Bat/Bar Mitzvah must be -
Uninsured ( the DJ you book MUST have Public Liability insurance as without it they may not be allowed into the facility and if anything happens at the party - you would be sued and not the DJ who has no insurance)
(We have 2 million cover)

Amateur
Part time wanna be weekend warrior
We are full time professionals

Low Quality
NO talent or little experience
Our DJs have a proven track record and excellent references

NO knowledge of formalities
Doesn't know what a Hamotzi or a Hora is
All of our DJs have done many Bat and Bar Mitzvahs

Low quality equipment
The home HI FI types and tatty old non maintained
Our DJs have top quality professional grade equipment no older that 24 months

No back up in case of illness
Who would do you event if he was ill?
we always have DJs on stand by
etc etc


Good Luck!

David Vincent
Customer Services Manager
Kevin Colangelo Premiere Disc Jockeys
Toll Free 1-888-291-6362
www.kevincolangelo.com
 

Rob Snyder

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Our policys for checking DJs range from checking references, websites and who knows who, memberships, BBB listings and other checking elements which we cannot divulge - basically if you are a good professional DJ with a proven track record your pretty sure to get approved - unlike the ADJA that do nothing - no checks or anyting - to be a member of the ADJA my pet dog BOBO could get a certificate!
Let me tell you something - DJs especially will try their UPMOST to turn and twist things round, talk wildly and incorrectly, look for something to cristisize, look for a way to put something down, discount any positive comments about another DJ Service, be jealous of anothers success, talk as if they own the word 'best dj', waste their time trying to make fault of any others postings like spelling mistakes, and generally be pain in the asses - its sad to see but true
Kevin, you are pretty accurate in your second quote. But your first quote is way off, currently the ADJA dosen't allow BOBO's or Dogs. Stop your pettiness and start acting like the leader that you're trying to portray.

The ADJA is continually improving the image of the disc jockey industry and has vastly improved the perception of mobile dj's.

Enjoy,

Rob Snyder
Athlete, Human Race
Proud member of the ADJA
 
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