An instrument is issued for an initial
trial period. This set up fee is nonrefundable and cannot be applied toward any
purchases. At the end of this period the customer may elect to rent on a
monthly basis at the rates indicated. The instrument you are renting is the
sole property of JOHN KEAL MUSIC CO. You
may not sell it or move it to another state.
You must notify the company if you change address or phone.
2. You will receive an email notifying you of
the beginning of monthly credit card charges. All rental payments are due in
advance. There are no refunds on rental monies paid. A late charge of 1½ % per month
(annual rate of 18%) is assessed on late payments. A payment is considered late if not received
within 10 days of due date. A $5.00 late
fee notification charge will be assessed on each late notice mailed. If 60 days
overdue, this agreement may be cancelled and the instrument must be returned
immediately. If an account is turned
over to a collection agency you will be responsible for collection costs.
3. The instrument you are renting is not for
sale however, all of your rental payments may be applied toward the purchase of
a new or used instrument of the same type. Title and Right of Possession of the
rented instrument shall always remain with the JOHN KEAL MUSIC CO., INC. You may exchange it for another instrument,
subject to availability, at any time, as long as your rental payments are
current. If you file for bankruptcy, the instrument must be returned or your
rental obligation satisfied, as the instrument is the property of JOHN KEAL
MUSIC CO, INC.
Band Instruments: Rental instruments are not for sale, but you
may apply your rental payments toward the purchase of a new or used instrument
of the same type. The balance of this instrument can be paid over time. Actual prices cannot be anticipated but
examples of current prices are listed in the box below.
String Instruments: Rental instruments are not for sale. When your
child is ready for a full size instrument, all of your rental payments may be
applied toward the purchase of a new instrument or you may continue renting a
used full sized instrument, subject to availability. (We do not sell used string instruments or
fractional size instruments.) Payment of the balance will be made in twelve
monthly installments. If the balance is
less than $ 350.00, it will be paid in monthly installments of $ 30.00 plus tax
and optional repair protection. The actual price of new full sized instruments
cannot be anticipated, but current examples of prices are (for student models
with natural hair bows): Violin - $ 895.00 & up, Viola - $ 1,095.00 &
up, Student 'Cello $ 1,295.00, Intermediate 'Cello $ 1,995.00 & up, Student
String Bass $ 2,175.00 & up.
The company may repossess an instrument
if there is any charge that is 60 days in arrears. Repossession terminates this agreement but
does not relieve you of charges incurred before or after repossession
(including legal fees).
The renter retains the right to
terminate this agreement at any time by returning the instrument to the
company. If returned, all payments made shall be considered rental. You are
responsible for an instrument until it is returned to our place of
business. In most cases the instrument can be returned to your child’s school
but you must phone John Keal Music Co. before returning the instrument.
6. The company reserves the right to refuse to
rent an instrument based on the results of a credit investigation or a previous
7. All repairs must be made by the
company. The company does not provide
replacement drum heads, sticks, straps, mouthpieces, oil, grease, reeds, swabs,
strings, rosin, or other expendables.
Nor does the company restore appearance, refinish scratches or repair
minor dents that do not affect the performance of an instrument. The company
will pay for all repairs as long as your monthly rental and optional
repair/maintenance payments are up to
date. If the account falls behind, you will be responsible for the overdue
payments and the cost of the repairs. If
you opt not to have repair/maintenance protection, you must rent your
instrument in person in our store.
The company has the right to pick up the
instrument at school at six month intervals to provide adjustments. Permission of the renter is not required for