Mike PriscoDefrauded

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Early October 07 I ordered at Pianosuperstore / ASAPH / Terry Wilson a brand new « Ellenburg Piano JE-152 5'2 Baby Grand piano » for $10, 000 including home made design
Terry Wilson refuse the transaction going through ebay and payment made by credit card.
He requests the full amount paid in advance via wire transfer.
As the company announced on their site to be bonded with Liberty Mutual up to $25, 000.00. I do the wire transfer.
The piano ordered is requested with some art designed so Pianosuperstore / ASAPH / Terry Wilson charge for this extra and announce they will process it through their designer Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos). The piano is suppose to be shipped to him in the next days.

After more than one month no piano has been sent for design work to Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos). But almost 2 months after the order a piano is sent but does not correspond on the one ordered. This one is a old broken piano.
I try to deal with at Pianosuperstore / ASAPH / Terry Wilson to get the brand new piano or my money back. I get $1, 064.78 and confirmation that the right brand new piano is on the way. (But as usually it was a lie)

At this time Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos, Magdalena's house of pianos) offers me a piano branded Knabe with the design job for $7, 500. I confirm the order and send him $2, 500 deposit plus the $2, 000 he got for the design and the $1, 064.78 forwarded by Pianosuperstore.
Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos) says he will deliver the piano designed in the next three weeks.
During weeks I asked for pictures to Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos, Magdalena's house of pianos), but after more than 4 months nothing arrived and no pianos or money back from him and the one from Pianosuperstore / ASAPH / Terry Wilson.

Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos, Magdalena's house of pianos) said the certified check was on the mail...and more lies. Then I decided to take action with :

FBI as wire transfers involved interstates and claim is over $10, 000
COMMISSION as internet ads and communication… And so on.

At that time Pianosuperstore / ASAPH / Terry Wilson lawyer sent a letter that he was going under a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy law.
Mike Prisco (Saratoga Pianos, Magdalena's house of pianos) sent several intimidation letters hoping that I will withdraw my actions and claims.

From that time Mr Mike Prisco from Saratoga Piano and associates, alias... are posting false report about me and my business on internet on your site and others.
Criminal investigation and legal action are pending.


  • Bo
    Bob99 Feb 07, 2012
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    Alphaone is con artist wife of Mike Prisco, Maggie Prisco. As you can see the professional way they treat their customers above. Mike Prisco is a New York State convict and they run many scam businesses including Saratoga Mystique Piano. The only "Mystique" is when you try to claim your piano or try to find your money which they have scammed from you.

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  • Al
    alphaone Nov 11, 2011
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    Jean Marc Lopez, you state that you purchase a Knabe Piano to replace the one you were scammed out of by the Piano Superstore, you state that you purchased the Knabe Piano for $7, 500 and you gave the company deposits totaling $5, 564.78
    You may want to check your math, it looks like you still owed a balance and that is probably why the piano was never sent to you.
    I wouldn't send you a piano that wasn't paid for either, and just because you did not get a photograph of the instrument is not a grounds for your breach of contract and failure to pay for a custom product prior to shipment seems to be the reason you did not receive your piano.
    If you purchase a custom product you have to pay in advance, if you buy spark plugs at an auto parts store and it has to be ordered, they make you pay in full and call you when it comes in, your complaining about a piano you did not receive because you still owe $1, 935.22 seems, like you want something for less then you agreed pay, and further state that you did not get a picture of the instrument as an excuse, is not taking responsibility for failure to pay for what you have contracted.
    You cant refuse to pay your rent just because your faucet is broke... your name should be included in the database of clients any company should avoid! Maybe you should take a math class, or an accounting class, or maybe you should just shut the hell up!

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    Dean P. Feb 09, 2011

    GOOGLE: "prisco Homeowners Beware" FOR CBS NEWS INVESTIGATION ON MICHAEL PRISCO (CONSTRUCTION WORKER ... NOW CLAIMING TO BE A “MASTER PIANO REBUILDER" AND CO-OWNER WITH WIFE MAGDALENA "MAGGIE" PRISCO OF SARATOGA MYSTIQUE PIANO (FORMERLY SARATOGA AND MAGDALENA HOUSE OF PIANOS). Contact your local police department and the Better Business Bureau for further information. Can also contact the FBI for wire transfers of $10, 000 or more. I live in the Albany, N.Y area so I am well aware of this. Thank You. FOR CONSUMER REVIEWS: GOOGLE: “Michael Prisco piano” or /link removed/ or www.complaintsboard.com
    "Five years ago we got began as a hobby collecting and restoring pianos for our own private collection. I purchased a piano for my wife and paid a piano rebuilder locally to rebuild it so long as I could aid. I am Michael D. Prisco and as a musician of three decades playing five instruments including voice, I know what a nice instrument sounds like."
    Saratoga Mystique Piano
    2 Wallingford Crt,
    Ganesvoort, New York 12831

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