• Report: #1052524

Complaint Review: Cottone Auctions

  • Submitted: Mon, May 20, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, May 23, 2013

  • Reported By: RBrown — Raleigh North Carolina
Cottone Auctions
120 Court Street Geneseo, New York USA

Cottone Auctions SAM COTTONE MATT COTTONE I AM 89 YEARS OLD ON FIXED INCOME COTTONE AUCTIONS HUNG UP ON ME WOULD NOT SEND MY PAINTING BACK Geneseo New York

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I AM ON A FIXXED INCOME AND 89 YEARS OLD WATCHING EVERY DIME I HAVE. A DEAR FRIEND TOLD ME I SHOULD SEE ABOUT COTTONE AUCTIONS TO SELL MY PAINTING OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. PAINTING HAS BEEN IN MY FAMILY SINCE THE 1800S AND I NEEDED MONEY FOR PROPERTY TAX SO MY FRIEND MARK TOLD ME HE WOULD HELP ME AND DROVE IT TO COTTONE AUCTIONS IN NEW YORK. HE TELEPHONED FROM THERE TELLING ME THE DETAILS THE COTTONE AUCTIONS AGREED TO PUTTING IT INTO THEIR AUCTION FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC. MARK DID THIS ON HIS OWN TIME TO HELP ME KEEP MY HOUSE. WELL A LONG TIME WENT BY AND WE DID NOT HEAR MUCH BACK FROM COTTONE AUCTIONS. I ASKED MARK IF HE HEARD ANYTHING FROM COTTONE AUCTIONS BUT HE HAD NOT. HE RECEIVED A EMAIL FROM MATT COTTONE SAYING THEY HAD DECIDED NOT TO PUT IT IN THE SALE THEY AGREED TO BUT SOME OTHER ONE LATER. THIS WAS NOT WHAT WE AGREED TO AND WHEN A MAN GIVES ME HIS WORD IN A AGREEMENT I EXPECT HIM TO KEEP HIS WORD BUT THEY DID NOT. I LIVE IN IN NORTH CAROLINA AND I AM 89 YEARS OF AGE SO I CANNOT GET UP THERE TO GET MY PROPERTY BACK FROM THEM SO THEY MUST HAVE FELT ENTITLED TO DISPOSE OF MY PROPERTY HOWEVER THEY WANTED TO WITHOUT MY AGREEMENT. I CALLED AND TALKED TO MATT COTTONE TELLING HIM THERE WOULD BE NO SALE. NO SALE AT ALL BECAUSE IT WAS NOT THE SALE I AGREED TO BUT SOME OTHER ANTIQUE SALE. I NEEDED THAT MONEY FOR TAXES FROM THE SALE WE AGREED TO. NOT SURE IF IT WAS A AUCTION OR NOT EVEN. I TOLD HIM SEND IT BACK TO ME AND HE SAID NO I HAD TO PAY FOR IT. I TOLD HIM I WOULD COME GET IT AND HE TOLD ME COME AND GET IT FROM THEM IN NEW YORK. ABOUT NOW I FELT LIKE THIS MAN WAS TAKING MY PROPERTY AND I HAD DOUBTS I WOULD EVER SEE MY PROPERTY AGAIN LET ALONE GET PAID SO I COUL DPAY DOWN MY TAXES. MARK DROVE ON HIS ON TO NEW YORK TO GET IT BACK FOR ME AND THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT WITH HIM ABOUT GETTING IT BACK AND GAVE HIM A HARD TIME TELLING HIM THEY WERE GOING TO PUT HIM DOWN ON HIS HEAD. LUCKLY HE WENT ON A ORIGINAL AUCTION DAY THEY HAD AGREED TO AND HE GOT IT BACK FOR ME AND DROVE IT BACK TO ME IN NORTH CAROLINA. MARK SET UP A NEW AUCTION FOR ME WITH ANOTHER ANTIQUE AUCTION MAN WHO WAS VERY COURTEOUS AND PROFESIONAL WITH ME AND SOLD IT ON THE SALE DATE WE AGREED TO AND HE PAID ME EVERY PENNY OF MONEY DUE AFTER THE COMMISSION. I GOT MORE THAN THE COTTONE AUCTIONS SAID I WOULD GET SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THYE ARE VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT THESE THINGS OR NOT. I WAS NOT ABLE TO SLEEP AT ALL FROM STRESS THESE COTTONES CAUSED ME AND THE STRESS AND WASTED TIME THEY CAUSED US ALL INCLUDING MY FRIEND MARK. THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT THEY WILL DO AND I SAY IF YOU ARE OUT OF NEW YORK STATE YOU MIGHT BE LUCKY TO GET YOUR PROPERTY BACK FROM THEM BASED ON MY EXPERENCE. MY FATHER WAS A METHODIST MINISTER AND HE TAUGHT ME THAT WHEN YOU MAKE A AGREEMENT WITH A MAN YOU BETTER STICK TO YOUR WORD TOO. I DO NOT KNOW WHY THEY CHOSE TO DO ME THIS WAY. I HAD TO BORROW MONEY TO PAY MY TAXES AND THEY WOULD NOT DO WHAT THEY AGREED TO DO NOR SEND MY PAINTING BACK TO ME. I CANNOT DRIVE THAT FAR AND THEY KNOW IT. THEY OUGHT TO PAY MARK FOR HIS WASTED TIME HELPING ME OUT BECAUSE THEY BROKE THIER WORD BUT NOW HE TELLS ME THEY ARE JUST HARASSING HIM AND HE WA STHE ONLY ONE HERE WHO HELPED ME. HE GOT MY PANTING BACK AND GOT ME MONEY TO PAY MY TAXES TOO. AS FAR AS THE COTTONE AUCTIONS GOES I WOULD NOT DO ANY BUSINES WITH THEM ANYMORE.


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