Complaint Review: Buy Art - Internet
Buy Art Fraudulent Art Oklahoma City, OK,NV
I bid an won an on line auction for a piece of art work. I had ask for documentation prior to the end of the auction, but did not receive it until after the auction closed. Buy Art insisted that the money be wired to their account in Las Vegas. However thier physical address is in Oklahoma City.
They gave me a deadline to wire the funds and I did so, but their wiring instructions were wrong. After advising them, they provided correct wiring info and I sent them $2,750. In the meantime I did receive the documentation, which I sent off for apprasial. It came back as fraudulent. They had not shipped the piece and I ask for a refund. They said that they would provide one minus restocking fee. That is the last time that they communicated with me. they would not respond to any emails or phone calls.
I noticed that they were offering the same piece that I had purchased for sale at another auction. Since I live in Dallas, I drove to Oklahoma City to attend the auction and pursue my refund. I arrived at the posted address on their web site and discovered that they do not occupy that address. It belongs to a legal firm and they have never heard of Buy Art Auctions. If you go to their web site it shows a room full of bidders with auction paddels and it cites the years of seriving the Oklahoma City art community. They do not exist in any physical presence in OKC.
I called Live Auctioneers of NYC, who had ran the auction on line and they were able to cimmunicate with Buy Art, who did issue a refund. They also list an address in Las Vegas, whether they actually occupy a space there is unknown. Stay away, these people are shady
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