- Report: #1131879
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Complaint Review: Dotta Auction
Dotta Auction330 West Moorsetown Road Nazareth, Pennsylvania USA
Dotta Auction Bids you up then leaves you Nazareth Pennsylvania
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Was a frequent buyer at this auction until this past week. Multiple things arose that was really not morally correct. The auctioner first was auctioning off an item and was bouncing between two peoples bids even though neither continued bidding. Someone said they thought they were in at 3 dollars for a box lot and ended up having to buy it for 7, they never made a motion to keep bidding but the auctioner kept pointing and saying 3,4,5,6,7.... They have one worker who is fairly young he is a man with a beard (runner) and he intentionally bid up one guy who he had a conversation with about an hour before. After the runner was the high bidder he complained saying he thought he was the previous bid, not the high bid. The auctioner then awarded the man he was bidding against the item at the previous bid amount. Following that altercation the runner walked up to the owner of the place and told him "I just made us 40 more bucks on that hedge trimmer". Fastforward to this auction, on two separate occassions within the first hour of the auction, a buyer won a item, had his/her number recorded then someone else said "They were interested in that item", the auctioner reopened the bidding and there was 3 or 4 more bids exchanged. WHEN AN ITEM IS SOLD IT IS SOLD! The auctioner put up a plate of hot wheel cars, the bidding began, and after 2 or 3 bids he said "by the piece 3 dollars" .... never did he say "by the piece/individually", it was seen as the whole lot. Noone would pay 3 bucks for a used 1999 hot wheel car from an auction.... The person bought one hot wheel car and even said he thought it was for the whole lot. He ended up giving that one car to someone else who won the rest of the cars to "fill the set". One last thing that really grinded my gears was the fact that the two "runners/helpers" that were doing the auction weren't helping the auctioner see who was bidding, they were too busy looking through the box lot being sold. I had my hand up as well as a lot of others in the back and rather then the auctioner seeing me or getting the attention of my bids, the runners were just looking through the items. On top of that, they place items under the table. These old "runners" couldn't pick an item up and had various bidders help them lift some things onto the table. Not Professionally ran. Intentionally bidding items up. I will stick to other locals such as hartzell and teel after this scammery that happened.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 03/19/2014 12:06 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Dotta-Auction/Nazareth-Pennsylvania-18064/Dotta-Auction-Bids-you-up-then-leaves-you-Nazareth-Pennsylvania-1131879. 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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