• Report: #1086802

Complaint Review: Redlands Estate Sales Consignments

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Mon, September 23, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, September 23, 2013

  • Reported By: j9ripoff — Redlands California
Redlands Estate Sales Consignments
200 w. Redlands Bl. Redlands CA 92373 Redlands, California USA

Redlands Estate Sales Consignments David Hazekamp Consigners Beware Redlands California

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

Beware!   I've just retrieved my Vienna Regulator from Redlands Estate Sales. It is an antique shop at which I made the mistake of putting the large antique clock on consignment a couple of years ago out of financial necessity.   When I attempted to take it back last year, I was dissuaded and told to wait patiently until it could be cleaned and oiled for a nominal fee by a professional that the owner knew, as it would sell much more readily when tuned and running.  On that day, I could not find the item in the store. I would check back periodically, but was told to wait just a bit longer until David Hazekamp, the owner had time to attend to the matter. Finally last week, I insisted on bringing the clock back home; now that I have it in my possession I can see that it's practically ruined.  The case has been crudely glued and appears to have been dropped.  The ornate woodwork has nicks and gouges everywhere.  One of the keys is missing, and the under-plating on one of the weights is gone.  What had been worth thousands is now reduced to a sad, damaged, irreparable mess.

I walked around the shop looking for other items that I had placed on consignment.  When I asked about them, Mr. Hazekamp said that he wasn't sure about the various little things I might still have with him, and that he was still unpacking from the move to the new facility. He said that he would let me know when anything surfaced.  I actually found a piece of satin glass in the store that belonged to me, but the sterling silver basket and saucer that it once sat in were gone.

Before I placed this review, I consulted with two attorneys who encouraged me to sue this establishment.  I decided to call Mr. Hazekamp first to see if he might lend answer to what had happened and perhaps take steps to make the situation right.  He was extremely combative on the phone and portrayed the situation as if he had been doing me a favor by “storing” my item for all this time.  He said that after the first sixty days he could do whatever he wanted with items that came to his store.  His recollection of the original condition of the clock and our agreements concerning it were altogether at variance with the truth of the matter, and I found it difficult to get a word in.

A family heirloom is destroyed.  Letting such precious items fall into the hands of this establishment was a foolish mistake.  I'm sure that my parents are rolling in their graves.


This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/23/2013 09:23 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Redlands-Estate-Sales-Consignments/Redlands-California-92373/Redlands-Estate-Sales-Consignments-David-Hazekamp-Consigners-Beware-Redlands-California-1086802. 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.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on Redlands Estate Sales Consignments

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.



Ripoff Report Legal Directory