I am not a disgruntled employee or a competitor. I am a disgruntled user of Mr. Pierce's services. Upon reading some of the reports included here I am certain some are very real. i have seen him an action and suffered the same abuse as others. While TES provided most of the setup and advertising services described Mr. Pierce's claims of numbers seems inflated. This is not, however, my issue. First, should you be inclined to use TES make certain your contract contains the following points. A firm date of receipt of your portion of the sale is foremost. In the current contract that date is completely at TES's discretion. Make sure you have a copier onsite to record all sales data. Once TES leaves your site there is NO proof that TES sold anything and it becomes HE SAID SHE SAID. Check the receipts daily and get written statements daily of the proceeds for that day. Do not leave the sale location. These are your valuables and no one, especially TES cares more than you do about them. Don't leave them alone with TES. Be sure to get documentation of all insurance, bonds, and check verification services claimed by Mr. Pierce. After the sale is too late to ask for these documents if there is a problem arising in payment reconciliation.
In my case Mr. Pierce told me the final day of my sale that it would take 3-4 days to have all checkos and credit card payments to post. That seemed reasonable. When Friday arrived a call to Mr. Pierce was meet with mumbo jumbo about how busy he was and how important his next sale was, as if mine was chopped liver and now unimportant. He said another 5 days was necessary. Ten days later was met with another tap dance and a promise to have someone go to the office over the weekend and get the check out. he was going to do this as a "favor" as if I looked at "the contract" iI would see he had "thirty days" to pay. Apparently I had a different contract copy than he did since there was no time period listed at all. Now panic started to set in. I had nothing to show he had even been there except "my" contract. My last call to Mr. Pierce was similar to a previous reporter. Multiple calls with no answer and no returned messages. Finally someone answered and stated Mr. Pierce was no available. I left a message pointedly stating that I was beginning to feel there was mischief afoot and reminding Mr. Pierce that I was only following up on his promises.
He returned my call within seconds as he no doubt was present during my call. It was at that point he began cursing at me, calling my wife and family names, telling me I could do nothing to him except challenge him in civil court, to do whatever if felt man enough to do, and finally telling me I would "get my F---ing money'. After 36 days for the conclusion of the sale I called the State Attorney's office and was advised to file a police report which was followed up by 2 visits from the sheriffs investigators. Their efforts to contact Mr. Pierce were met with his either being unavailable or on vacation without his cell phone. Finally my check arrived but not before Mr. Pierce made an arbitrary $1500 commission increase for three items which were pulled form the sale. He would have had to sell each for $2000 apiece to made that much and there was no one of that caliber which were brought in by his advertising. Word to the wise, being forewarned is being forearmed