- Report: #213776
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Complaint Review: Park West At Sea
Park West At Sea160 Greentree Drive Dover, Delaware U.S.A.
Park West At Sea fraudulently misreprenting value of artwork Ripoff Dover Delaware
Rip-off Report Investigation: Park West receives a POSITIVE RATING from Rip-off Report -commitment to providing excellent customer service, pledges its commitment to 100% customer satisfaction - over 1 million satisfied clients - feel confident & secure when doing business with Park West Gallery
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My Dali print, EVEN IF AUTHENTIC, is worth approximately one tenth of the price that I paid. Of course, buyer beware and all that, but part of the ploy is that they tell you the value is worth a few thousand more than what they start the auction at--and that this is an average amount from several appraisals. This is just a boldfaced lie.
This company really covers their bases too. All sales are final, and you sign a contract that states that any other appraisal is not applicable. You have to go by the appraisal given by them, which is a bit of a conflict of interest to say the least!
They also tell you all kinds of stuff that may or may not be true about the works. I do not know how they live with themselves. The name of the auctioneer on the cruise I went on was Danielle English. Time to find another career Danielle?
I have put the amount I paid into dispute with my credit company and have offered to pay an amount that a reliable source has told me this print is really worth. I doubt that this will be acceptable to PARK WEST AT SEA, that I will be out several thousands and that I will have to sue them.
Disney cruiselines should be ashamed for having scamsters like this on board. They got a good chunk of money out of it, but why Disney would tarnish their name I do not know.
I have since found out that these auctions are on all the crusies, but part of the reason I was duped is that I assumed that if Disney would have them on board, they must be authentic. Boy was I wrong! Whatever you do stay away from these people.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 10/02/2006 11:37 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Park-West-At-Sea/Dover-Delaware-19904/Park-West-At-Sea-fraudulently-misreprenting-value-of-artwork-Ripoff-Dover-DelawareRip-off-213776. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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