Bent Crayon

★★★☆☆
  • 11600 Detroit Avenue

    Cleveland, OH 44102

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  • 216-221-9200

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I am not writing to review this store, but I find it interesting that someone mentioned credit card-fraud and Bent Crayon in the same review. It has come to the attention of certain, and highly interested, individuals that some credit card skimming activities are being tied to Bent Crayon. And although Bent Crayon, or its employees, have not been confirmed as being complicit in credit card fraud I will say that anyone doing business with someone that they do not know should carefully consider rendering their credit card unless legitimacy has been confirmed.

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I am not writing to review this store, but I find it interesting that someone mentioned credit card-fraud and Bent Crayon in the same review. It has come to the attention of certain, and highly interested, individuals that some credit card skimming activities are being tied to Bent Crayon. And although Bent Crayon, or its employees, have not been confirmed as being complicit in credit card fraud I will say that anyone doing business with someone that they do not know should carefully consider rendering their credit card unless legitimacy has been confirmed.

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I first stumbled on www.bentcrayon.com when i was searching long and hard to find a record. When the store said it had it in stock i was delighted. I put an order in for $265.
Not long after i did this i recieved a mail to say that most of the order was no longer available but they would send on about $100 of what i ordered. Then a few days later i recieved a mail to say that they had found more stock in the backroom and they would add it and send it on with the rest of what i ordered. However, thats over 1 year ago, i have never recieved my records, i never got refunded the $100 so dollars that they billed me for. I have tried calling the shop and they never answer, i sent emails and no reply. This place is a scam, and if i ever have the chance to visit Cleveland, Ohio, i will be calling into this store and taking my money and records off this guy... Buyer beware! I shop for records from all over the world and its such a shame to be scamed by a guy like this.

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I first stumbled on www.bentcrayon.com when i was searching long and hard to find a record. When the store said it had it in stock i was delighted. I put an order in for $265.
Not long after i did this i recieved a mail to say that most of the order was no longer available but they would send on about $100 of what i ordered. Then a few days later i recieved a mail to say that they had found more stock in the backroom and they would add it and send it on with the rest of what i ordered. However, thats over 1 year ago, i have never recieved my records, i never got refunded the $100 so dollars that they billed me for. I have tried calling the shop and they never answer, i sent emails and no reply. This place is a scam, and if i ever have the chance to visit Cleveland, Ohio, i will be calling into this store and taking my money and records off this guy... Buyer beware! I shop for records from all over the world and its such a shame to be scamed by a guy like this.

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I am having the exact same problem as the negative reviews listed below. Do not buy from the this place regardless of whether it's in-store or via their website.

Seeing how it's impossible to get in touch with anyone in the store, I am posting the owners home phone number and address:

http://www.whitepages.com/log_feature/listing_category/search/Replay/?search_id=10131430280574879022&view=&form_mode=&listing_category=R

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I am having the exact same problem as the negative reviews listed below. Do not buy from the this place regardless of whether it's in-store or via their website.

Seeing how it's impossible to get in touch with anyone in the store, I am posting the owners home phone number and address:

http://www.whitepages.com/log_feature/listing_category/search/Replay/?search_id=10131430280574879022&view=&form_mode=&listing_category=R

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I read the stuff being written here about Bent Crayon and I joined just to speak up. I'm not the owner of the place, I'm not even his friend. I'm just an avid vinyl DJ who has been to the store multiple times and bought great stuff every time. The place does exist.

True, the guy doesn't answer his phone. I had a hard time confirming the existence of the place too until I went there. But if you're into hard to find music or spin any kind of minimal/tech house, that is one of THE BEST record stores in the nation - gives places like Gramaphone in Chicago a run for its money.

I kinda like the fact that it's so underground...hope it never goes away.

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I read the stuff being written here about Bent Crayon and I joined just to speak up. I'm not the owner of the place, I'm not even his friend. I'm just an avid vinyl DJ who has been to the store multiple times and bought great stuff every time. The place does exist.

True, the guy doesn't answer his phone. I had a hard time confirming the existence of the place too until I went there. But if you're into hard to find music or spin any kind of minimal/tech house, that is one of THE BEST record stores in the nation - gives places like Gramaphone in Chicago a run for its money.

I kinda like the fact that it's so underground...hope it never goes away.

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I don't know if they were originially legit and have somehow been compromised but I had exactly the same experience as described below. They do not answer their phone and it says "mailbox full." They don't respond to any emails. Despite these flags I was suckered in by the huge list of out of print records they had that I want. I placed an order, and shortly after my bank called to ask me about a number of questionable charges that I never made. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. SCAM!!!

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I don't know if they were originially legit and have somehow been compromised but I had exactly the same experience as described below. They do not answer their phone and it says "mailbox full." They don't respond to any emails. Despite these flags I was suckered in by the huge list of out of print records they had that I want. I placed an order, and shortly after my bank called to ask me about a number of questionable charges that I never made. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. SCAM!!!

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This place appears to be a scam. They don't answer email, they don't answer their phone, their voice mailbox is full. Despite these warning signs, I placed an order on their website.

A week later, my credit card had been used for an unauthorized charge somewhere in eastern Europe. And naturally, I never got any kind of response or acknowledgement of the order from Bent Crayon.

AVOID.

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This place appears to be a scam. They don't answer email, they don't answer their phone, their voice mailbox is full. Despite these warning signs, I placed an order on their website.

A week later, my credit card had been used for an unauthorized charge somewhere in eastern Europe. And naturally, I never got any kind of response or acknowledgement of the order from Bent Crayon.

AVOID.

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Bent Crayon carries an assortment of obscure techno/trance music. I'm a rock/pop fan myself, but my friend and I came here to find a gift for her roommate, who is into that sort of music. We brought a list of her favorite CDs and the store owner glanced at them, then pulled out similar artists that she might enjoy. Turns out, the one he picked was one she had been wanting! She loved the gift... the store is packed with music that strays from what FYE and Best Buy carry and the wstore owner really knows the music inside out!! Great place if you like music not rotating the Top 40 charts.

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Bent Crayon carries an assortment of obscure techno/trance music. I'm a rock/pop fan myself, but my friend and I came here to find a gift for her roommate, who is into that sort of music. We brought a list of her favorite CDs and the store owner glanced at them, then pulled out similar artists that she might enjoy. Turns out, the one he picked was one she had been wanting! She loved the gift... the store is packed with music that strays from what FYE and Best Buy carry and the wstore owner really knows the music inside out!! Great place if you like music not rotating the Top 40 charts.

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I have been in this store many times and everytime I learn something new about the electronic music world. The owner? seems to know everthing about any of the music in his store. From heavy industrial to light ambient with eeverything in between, he has it. If you dont know exactly what you're looking for but you have an idea he can direct you to something you will like. Usually he will let you listen to it before you purchase it also. The owner reminds me of one of the record store emloyees from the movie "High Fidelity."

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★★★☆☆

I have been in this store many times and everytime I learn something new about the electronic music world. The owner? seems to know everthing about any of the music in his store. From heavy industrial to light ambient with eeverything in between, he has it. If you dont know exactly what you're looking for but you have an idea he can direct you to something you will like. Usually he will let you listen to it before you purchase it also. The owner reminds me of one of the record store emloyees from the movie "High Fidelity."

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The Bent Crayon is an independent record store on the west side of Cleveland that focuses on electronic music such as techno, house, and DJ. The store occasionally features in-store performance by artists, but its mostly known for its deep selection of electronic music. Its highly respected as a knowledgeable source for its particular type of offerings.

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The Bent Crayon is an independent record store on the west side of Cleveland that focuses on electronic music such as techno, house, and DJ. The store occasionally features in-store performance by artists, but its mostly known for its deep selection of electronic music. Its highly respected as a knowledgeable source for its particular type of offerings.

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