Sam Ash Music Closing Sale: Beware of Scams

    Sam Ash Closing Sale

    A sad news for music lovers – Sam Ash Music, the iconic gear retailer, is bidding farewell after a century of service and having a closing sale. Watch out when searching for the best bargains for your dream gear! Scammers are creating fake Sam Ash Music websites and scam ads on Facebook to exploit you. Keep reading to learn more about Sam Ash closing sale scams and check for top tips to stay safe!

    Sam Ash Music Closing Sale
    Sam Ash Music Closing Sale. Source: Sam Ash Music

    Sam Ash Music Closing Sale

    Founded in 1924, Sam Ash Music has been a cornerstone for musicians, offering instruments, rentals, and lessons. Yet the company announced that it will shut down all 42 retail locations across the United States due to the challenges of the post-COVID era.

    They began store closing sales on May 2, 2024, and the sale is still ongoing, featuring heavily discounted in-store and online stock. Musicians are encouraged to seize this opportunity while supplies last. Below is their official announcement:



    It is with a heavy heart that we announce that effective May 2nd 2024, all Sam Ash Music Store locations will begin store closing sales. This unfortunate news also presents a fantastic opportunity for great deals across our premium selection of musical instruments & pro sound equipment. We will also be offering specials on during this time. Thank you for allowing us to serve musicians like you for 100 years


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    Sam Ash Music Closing Sale SCAMs

    You might have come across Facebook ads featuring Sam Ash Music closing sales. Beware! These ads could be SCAMs. We’ve found several Facebook ads promoting 90% off closing sales and clearance sales, featuring discounts on products such as Gibson Les Paul or other instruments:

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    Sample Sam Ash Music Closing Sale Scam ad (1/2). Source: Facebook
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    Sample Sam Ash Music Closing Sale Scam ad (2/2). Source: Facebook

    Fake Sam Ash Music Websites

    These ads lead to different copycat versions of the legitimate Sam Ash Music website ( Below is an example:

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    Sample FAKE Sam Ash Music Website

    Sample URLs of Fake Sam Ash Music Websites

    • sammusic[.]top
    • samashstore[.]shop
    • samashclearance[.]top
    • guitarclearance[.]top

    Note: The only legitimate Sam Ash Music website is Anything other than this is NOT an official one. Be careful!

    We recommend you avoid interacting with these fake Sam Ash Music websites and related Facebook pages. They could never ship your orders, and what’s worse, they could possibly steal your personal information, such as credit card details. Don’t let that happen!

    Sam Ash Music Official Statement

    Sam Ash Music has already released a statement to warn customers to beware of these fraudulent websites and advise them to stick to their local stores, the only legitimate websiteFacebook Page, and


    WWW.SAMASH.COM Is Sam Ash Music’s Only Website.

    We only sell through our official website, our stores, our Facebook Page and

    All Websites Claiming to be related to Sam Ash other than  are Fraudulent.  Most are operated outside the US and will take your money but are unable to fulfill your order.  We are not responsible for orders placed on them.

    What to Do If I Was Scammed?

    • Dispute the charges immediately with your bank and the payment app (e.g., PayPal).
    • Consider requesting a new credit card to avoid the risks of identity theft.

    Tips to Avoid Sam Ash Music Closing Sale Scams

    • Don’t click on links or attachments from unknown sources.
    • Double check the web address – is it legitimate?
    • Stick to the official Sam Ash website or authorized channels.
    • Use secure payment methods such as PayPal or other payment apps. Avoid wire transfers or sharing sensitive information.
    • Be wary of unsolicited ads offering Sam Ash products of too-good-to-be-true deals.
    • Report any suspicious issues to Sam Ash Music’s help center.

    Shop Safely Online

    The truth is, there are lots of scams and scam sites on the internet and they’re getting even more difficult to detect with common sense alone. However, for an easy and reliable method of detecting and avoiding scam sites, check out Trend Micro ID Protection (for free!). 

    ID Protection can shield you from scams, fake and malware-infected websites, dangerous emails, phishing links, and lots more! If you encounter something risky online, you’ll be alerted in real time so you’ll know to stay clear. 

    Stay vigilant during this closing sale! If you’ve found this article an interesting and/or helpful read, please SHARE it with friends and family to help keep the online community secure and protected. Also, please consider clicking the LIKE button below.

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