I was looking for a cornet and I found the web site of a store where they sell trumpets and cornets "made by Schiller, Frankfurt, Germany". I asked info about these trumpets and I got an immediate reply that they were excellent instruments.
I bought a new Schiller trumpet and when I received it I was incredibly disappointed.
The bell of the trumpet was as thin as a can of baked beans. The intonation was off. The trumpet's mouthpiece was unplayable. In summary, a real piece of junk. I did some research and finally discovered that the original "Schiller Music, Frankfurt, Germany" Company does not exists anymore, the
rights to use its name have been bought by a Chinese entrepreneur who builds junk instruments in China and brand them "Schiller, Frankfurt, Germany" in order to rip off poor customers (like me) who are so stupid to trust the name written on a product. I wrote several e-mails to the store, both trough their web mail and using their personal e-mail address, and got no answers at all. Finally, after several attempts, I managed to talk on the phone to some rude guy who told me that they do not accept returns on what they sell, and then shut down the phone. By the way, they DO NOT talk about their NO RETURN policy in their web site, neither they mentioned it when I ordered the trumpet on the phone.
Please benefit from my experience: ALWAYS ask the seller about his return policy, before buying !