Tried to buy something from this guy took me a couple days to send some info. Then he starts threatening me with negative feedback and and unpaid item report. Looser stay away!!!!!!!
109 University StSeattle, WA 98101
Some of the most beautiful vintage posters and images in the city. Located in what must be one of Seattle's oldest buildings, the shop is packed wi…
Horrid business, they literally stole our belongings, many were lost, misfiled, simply disappeared with numerous excuses and no recorded sales. we simply received unspecified checks with no detailed explanations at all and noticed as time went on that many items were unaccounted for, we would have fared better at a garage sale. how they stay in business is beyond me, terrible experience that we will never repeat.
I had several items auctioned off here only to received so little for them it was laughable. My items were several large pieces of furniture from Europe that were priced by the auction house initially at a fair price comparable to what I paid for them. What I ended up with is not even the pick up fee for them which was astronomical. Not only do they not have a starting bid at their auctions, but they do not put any effort into using multiple venues like Ebay and online resources like live aucitoneers to further advertise the items to get better bids which they said they would do. The contract even stated what they would use other resources and list the item at a certain price and use a starting bid yet and co-ordinate all of their actions with me but they never did any of this. Considering what I ended up with I would have gotten a better price had I held a garage sale. Also the items were mislabeled putting me at a further disadvantage. When I tried to correct that manager he became indignant and told me to mind my own business. The staff was either rude beyond belief or completely clueless and always disorganized, I could never get a straight answer as there was only this one person that I was continuously referred to that was always unavailable or out of the country, On top of all this, I had to pay a hefty moving fee, the movers were late and had to be rescheduled twice. And to add insult to injury they somehow "lost" several other smaller valuable pieces which so far have still not been found. It was also like pulling teeth to get any information on my compensation or when checks would be sent and and they labeled sold items as "miscellaneous" on the receipts probably to confuse me so I wouldn't know what was being sold and when. I found out later that they have a warehouse in another state where they "store" auction items from Seattle which was another red flag for me. I remember one of the employees once saying off the cuff that the rest of my items were in storage just before another employee grabbed the phone and told me that they sold everything and rudely hung up on me. Among so many other questions I had to wonder why they would store auction items in another state that are being sold in Seattle. Words cannot begin to describe what an abysmal experience I had with Pacific Galleries. It was especially heartbreaking for me as I was forced to sell due to financial issues and really needed the money badly, a fact which I feel they took full advantage of. Really awful.