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Complaint Review: Chapes-jpl
Chapes-jpl3355 Lenox Road Ne Atlanta, Georgia United States of America
Chapes-jpl These people beat me out of my Rolex watch!! Replaced it with a fake one!!! Atlanta, Georgia
They switched my Rolex watch with a fake one and they got over on it for a number of reasons.
The first was that I was out of town and my wife sent our long time friend Angela in with the watch and a bunch of other diamond rings, bracelets, chains with a value of close to 100,000.00.
Angela told me that they took an enormous amount of time looking at all of the items and I think the guys name was Mike who had problems getting the Rolex watch to open. He then took the watch in to another room and after about 2-3 hours of this went ahead and proceeded to do a loan for 12,500.00.
Angela is a very nice and trusting lady and did not think nothing of this.
When I got back in town I called them and told them I would be coming to pick the items up. They seemed almost mad that I was coming to redeem the items so quickly. They told me that even though I had the ticket and everything was mine that I had to get a notarized letter from Angela saying that it is ok.
That was fine and I understood that and we went to the bank and did that.
I was little more put off when they told me that I had to send them the money FIRST, then they had 24 hours to give me my items back! I had never had a pawn shop say or do anything like that.
That should have been my first sign, but I was trusting them because of their supposed reputation.
When I got in there I was let in to the little stand up cashier area where a pregnant hispanic lady who seemed like she was getting ready to give birth was laboring behind the glass. That turned out to be another trick they used.
I had somewhat expected to be bought in to another room like Angela was and have my items bought in to me and then go thru all of them. She seemed to be in a hurry to go somewhere like the bathroom or something. I looked at the watch which was in a bag by itself saw the same color as my watch and did not think nothing more of it. I think I pulled it out the bag looked at it for a quick second or two and proceeded to count and look at the other rings, watches, bracelets and chains.
I went through and was counting all of the other items to make sure that I had all of them. I remember thinking wow why did they not have a chair and a table so you could sit down and go thru all of this. The lady kept saying is everything there and I remember thinking and feeling like I was being rude for making her stand and wait when she was so very pregnant. This was another way they got over on me.
I have a lot more detail I could go in to But I will hold on to it pending. When I discovered to my absolute horror that they had switched watches on me I was floored. I called them and told the "security" manager that they had given me the wrong watch and that the watch looks like mine but did not have my or any serial # on it. He told me he would check and get back to me.
I was so mad that I did not think to check that but again I was "trusting" them. I contacted the police and they told me that I needed to have called them before I left the store. I know I screwed up by "trusting" that they would not do something like this and they played it to perfection.
I really think that they had anticipated that Angela would be the one coming back to get the items and they were confident that they would get over on her. I sent a letter to the owner Jeff, pleading with him to call me and talk directly to me as I felt his staff would do everything they could to hide this. I do not to this day know if he has actually read my letter himself because all I got was the super lawyer's threating letter.
I told them then and I will reiterate it again now that I will take a lie detector test from the best in the nation (Jack Trimarco) from Dr. Phil show to prove what I saying is the truth. I told him that the people in that office have done this and they know they have done this. I asked him lets all take a polygraph to prove who is lying because that is the only way to get at the truth in this matter.
He is trusting these people with his business and reputation and they have done this to me and probably others as well.
I want to make sure that people at least will read what has happened to me because I would have never taken my stuff to them if I had read this. I even told them lets have the loser pay for all of the testing and any amount of damages they would want 100k, 200k, whatever because I know that I am telling the truth!!!
I still stand by that today because you know why IT'S THE TRUTH!
Jeff, if you want to contact me just respond and I'll get in touch with the super lawyer and we can set up polygraphs for all those involved. I know you would want to know the truth about what has happened in this case...
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