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I don't know where else to post this - but wanted to share my experience buying a couple of Imari plates from an auction company called "Sell things fast" out of Palatka, FL.
I buy these two 8" plates for $100
Then they send me a shipping invoice for $138!
Problem is they are in the middle of nowhere and I have no other options to ship.
I asked them to work with me on the price - ship by USPS and drop insurance but they refused.
Needless to say I am going to have to just be out $100 for the plates because I refuse to pay that for shipping.
Wanted to warn others about dealing with this auction house. If you buy from them, they will charge you whatever they feel like for shipping.
Good advice from nic and Brett.
Not sure what site you bought said from via live auctions or perhaps invaluable?
If one of the above you may get blacklisted if you do not proceed. Can't remember how many stricks before banned. I think it may be three.
I have also been stung once before. Buying a signed photo that cost $50 only to be charged $150 to send it too me. That was after been told that I would get free shipping. They expected said to sell for at least $400. Completely ignored my emails for about one month. They apologized for error offering again free shipping on my next order. I refused and they lost a good customer who only a couple of months prior spend over 6k on two signed pictures.
Of course if you back out this particular auction house will of course ban you from future auctions or ask for a deposit prior to bidding.
Thanks for all the good advice! Mark, I do need to look into shipping before buying from a new auction house. That's a must for me now.
I think I will just have to lose the $100 so I don't get a strike on my account. I bought through Live Auctioneers. Every once in a while they send me a survey about my experience - hoping they send one this time!
This is just a new kind of scam I think - of course when I called it was an Asian lady whose English was hard to understand. I did have a bad experience a while back from a small auction house that popped up in Arkansas where they didn't even have the items there - they were drop shipping from New York (which probably really means straight from China). 😉
I am a dealer and I routinely purchase paintings via Invaluable, Liveauctioneers and Bidsquare. I also routinely deal with having these items shipped across the United States.
I just recently purchased a painting from Sell Things Fast via liveauctioneers. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first because when I researched the auction location it appeared to be an automobile shop of some kind.
At any rate, I acquired the painting at a reasonable price, in the $100 range. The shipping, using Ship Things Fast, was about $125 with insurance. The person I dealt with, Milita Vin, was very pleasant and helpful both over the phone and via email. I received the painting in good order and I have no complaints at all. The shipping quote was right in line with what I expected and what I have paid other shippers all across the country for similar sized items. I think we all know that the price paid for said item is irrelevant to the price for shipping. Obviously, the type of item, the necessary packing, the size of the final box, the destination, the time and resources of the packer.. all these factor into the final shipping quote.
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